CSX Executive Vice President and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Fredrik Eliasson recently said that Michael Rutherford has been promoted to vice president – industrial products effective immediately to oversee sales and marketing for CSX's expanding portfolio.
Rutherford previously served as assistant vice president in the division and acted as director of strategic planning and director of the company’s “Voice of the Customer” team.
“Michael brings more than 17 years of cutting-edge sales and marketing experience to his new role, including eight years in a variety of business-critical positions at CSX,” Eliasson said. “During that time, he has earned a reputation as an effective communicator and strategic thinker who drives bottom-line results by advancing our market intelligence efforts and driving customer service improvements.”
Prior to joining CSX, Rutherford worked at Adidas and Johnson & Johnson. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and an MBA in international business from SDA Bocconi University in Milan, Italy.
Jacksonville-based CSX delivers rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transport across a variety of markets from energy, industrial, construction and agricultural sectors to consumer products. The company’s industrial products portfolio comprises housing and construction materials, forest products, metals, minerals, military equipment and machinery.