Florida's CSX taps quintet of experts to lead operations

Completing a circle of transition, Jacksonville-based CSX recently named five team members to new leadership positions effective June 1, picking up the pace for top-of-the-line safety and service to freight customers along the Eastern seaboard.


Completing a circle of transition, Jacksonville-based CSX recently named five team members to new leadership positions effective June 1, picking up the pace for top-of-the-line safety and service to freight customers along the Eastern seaboard.

Keeping stride with Positive Train Control (PTC) technology, CSX has named Mike Smith, former VP for network operations, as VP–PTC and strategic implementation to coordinate tactical planning for the railroad’s extensive system.

Bob Frulla, who served as VP–northern region, will step into Smith’s position. Frulla brings broad expertise in both field and headquarters operations, having acted as division manager and general manager of network functioning.

Smith and Frulla will report to EVP and COO Cindy Sanborn.

“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.”

Jermaine Swafford, with experience overseeing CSX’s southern region, will now adjust his reach to encompass the northern region, replacing Frulla; while John Bradley takes over Swafford’s previous territory as VP-southern region.

Finally, Robert Holtz replaces Bradley as division manager after serving as assistant division manager in Chicago.

CSX Corp. provides rail, intermodal and transload services for a wide variety of industries via its 21,000-mile network.

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