Monday, December 19, 2011

RailAmerica chief commercial officer to retire

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Jacksonville, Fla.-based RailAmerica, Inc. Monday announced the upcoming retirement of Charlie Patterson, senior vice president and chief commercial officer. Patterson’s retirement is effective December 31.


railamerica.jpgPatterson served in key roles at CSX Transportation, Great LakesTransportation, and CN before joining RailAmerica when the company was takenprivate in early 2007. During his nearly five years at the commercial helm,Patterson boosted RailAmerica’s revenue, strengthened the marketing and sales teams, and brought focus and direction to both non-freight revenues and industrial development, the company said.

“Charlie takes with him our thanks and best wishes,” said RailAmericaPresident and CEO John Giles in a statement.