Monday, November 30, 2009

Brown to succeed Ingram as CSXT operating chief

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CSX Transportation has named David A. Brown to become executive vice president and chief operating officer effective with the retirement of Tony Ingram on Dec. 31.

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"I am excited about the leadership and experience David will provide. He is well qualified to continue the outstanding work of Tony Ingram and our team in safety, reliability, and customer service," said Michael J. Ward, CSX chairman, president, and CEO.

"Tony plans a well-deserved retirement after nearly 40 years in railroading. In the last few years, he has delivered to CSXT, its customers, employees, and communities one of the most successful operating tenures in U.S. railroading. Among many other accomplishments, Tony has built an exceptional team that will continue, and build upon, his remarkable legacy," Ward said.

Brown, 50, has a nearly 30-year railroad career, most recently serving as vice president and chief transportation officer.

Succeeding Brown as vice president and chief transportation officer will be Cindy M. Sanborn, 44, who has been serving as vice president-Northern Region.

"Cindy is a veteran railroader with vast knowledge of operations after more than 22 years of service. She has demonstrated strong leadership and delivered exceptional results in a variety of field and headquarters posts," Ward said.