CSX’s Gooden wins top intermodal industry award

Written by Carolina Worrell, Senior Editor

The Intermodal Association of America (IANA) announced August 3, 2015 that Clarence Gooden, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of CSX Corporation, will be honored with the 2015 IANA Silver Kingpin Award at this year’s Intermodal EXPO in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Gooden will receive his award during the opening session on September 21 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center.

The Silver Kingpin Award is the intermodal industry’s most prestigious award, recognizing an individual’s long-term contributions to intermodalism, IANA says. It was initiated in 1977.

During a career spanning more than 45 years, Gooden has played an integral role in the growth of CSX’s intermodal business, applying a visionary approach while focusing upon customer engagement, IANA says. From 1993 to 2001, he served as President of CSX Intermodal. Among his accomplishments, Gooden was instrumental in the creation of the NACS free-running container program. He has been equally committed to enabling the success of company partners, and examples of his achievements in this area have included the launch of an annual eBusiness Customer Forum, a first for the industry, as well as improved business-to-business data-sharing, IANA adds.

“Clarence has been instrument not only in growing CSX, but in helping to advance our industry as a whole,” said Joni Casey, IANA President and CEO. “His dedication and commitment to intermodalism has made him a strong advocate for our association.”

Gooden served two terms on the IANA Board of Directors and is active in several other industry and community organizations, including the National Freight Transportation Association, the TTX Corporation, the Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art and the National Association of Manufacturers.

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