Friday, May 28, 2010

FEC names James Hertwig CEO

Written by 

Florida East Coast Railway said Friday James Hertwig will become President and CEO of the company effective July 1, 2010. Hertwig previously was president and CEO of Carolina Freight Carriers Corp., president of Landstar Logistics, Inc., and, most recently, president of CSX Intermodal.

Hertwig currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Intermodal Transportation Institute at the University of Denver and isbeginning his third term on the Board of Directors for the Intermodal Association of North America.

“Jim’s experience and skill set are an ideal fit for the FEC and will be extremely beneficial in driving the Company’s growth and long-term franchise value,” said FEC Chairman John Giles.

Hertwig succeeds David Rohal, who remains with Jacksonville, Fla.-based RailAmerica, Inc., as senior vice president, and also remains on the FEC Board of Managers. RailAmerica and FEC are both owned by Fortress Investment Group LL,