CSX Names New Operations Leaders

CSX has appointed new operations leaders charged with accelerating the pace toward next-generation safety, service and efficiency, the company said today.

Mike Smith, vice president-network operations, will move into the new role of vice president-PTC and strategic implementation. In that role, Smith will oversee implementation of the safety technology Positive Train Control, and will also align other strategic initiatives related to CSX’s more than 21,000-route mile network.

Bob Frulla, vice president-northern region, will replace Smith as vice president-network operations. Frulla has extensive field and headquarters experience, including division manager in several locations and general manager-network operations.

Smith and Frulla will report to Cindy Sanborn, executive vice president and chief operating officer.

“These leaders are integral to the safety and reliability of CSX’s service delivery, and are focused on developing our workforce for the opportunities ahead,” Sanborn said. “Mike Smith and Bob Frulla have a keen understanding of the needs of our customers and the communities we serve.”

In addition, Jermaine Swafford, who has managed the southern region, will serve as vice president-northern region. Chicago Division Manager John Bradley will become vice president-southern region. Swafford and Bradley report to Mike Pendergrass, vice president and chief transportation officer.

Robert Holtz, assistant division manager in Chicago, has been named division manager, replacing Bradley. The changes are effective June 1.