NORFOLK, Va. — Newell M. Baker has been named assistant vice president industrial development for Norfolk Southern Corp. effective March 1, in Atlanta. He will report to Robert E. Martinez, vice president business development.
Baker joined Norfolk Southern as a management trainee in the engineering department in 1973. He was named director industrial development, his current position, in 1993. Baker earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from North Carolina State University.
In his new position, Baker will assume the responsibilities held by Larry R. Collingwood, who will retire March 1 after a 36-year railroad career. Collingwood joined Norfolk Southern in 1971 and was named assistant vice president in 1996.
Norfolk Southern’s industrial development department assists state and local government and economic development officials throughout 22 states on projects involving site location and development of infrastructure to connect customers to its rail system and provides free and confidential plant location services, including site layout, engineering, and logistics assistance. Industrial development offices are located in Atlanta; Birmingham, Ala.; Columbia, S.C.; Columbus, Ohio; Detroit; Harrisburg, Pa.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Indianapolis, Ind.; Norfolk; Philadelphia; Raleigh, N.C.; Roanoke, Va., and St. Louis.