FORT WORTH, Texas — Fort Worth & Western Railroad said that Steven George will retire in the first quarter of 2011 as president and chief executive officer of the Fort Worth-based 276-mile regional railroad.
Succeeding him will be Thomas Schlosser, former chief executive officer of Global Rail Systems Inc. and chairman of the American Short Line & Regional Railroad Association from 2007 to 2010.
George joined FWWR in 2000 as vice president operations planning and support and was promoted to president and CEO in 2007. He will work closely with Mr. Schlosser until the transition is completed.
Schlosser had been CEO of Global Rail since 2007. The company is a subsidiary of Vossloh-Cogifer and manufactures railway signaling and train control and detection equipment.
Looking back, Steve George said, “Fort Worth & Western Railroad has become a vibrant, growing and profitable company serving the expanding DFW Metroplex. It has been my pleasure to lead the FWWR team as they strive for continuous improvement, becoming the energetic and competent group that makes FWWR a special place to work.”
“Steve and his team have transformed a six-mile short line into a great railroad. He’s done a fantastic job. He’s good at what he does and I have great respect for him,” Schlosser said. “I’m looking forward to maintaining and adding to the momentum that Steve has created.”