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CSX Names Senior Operations Leaders

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 23, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CSX (Nasdaq:CSX) today appointed new Operations leaders to accelerate the pace toward next-generation safety, service and efficiency.

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 successfully managed the southern region, will expand his network experience 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. All of the changes are effective June 1.

About CSX

CSX, based in Jacksonville, Florida, is a premier transportation company. It provides rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services and solutions to customers across a broad array of markets, including energy, industrial, construction, agricultural, and consumer products. For more than 190 years, CSX has played a critical role in the nation’s economic expansion and industrial development. Its network connects every major metropolitan area in the eastern United States, where nearly two-thirds of the nation’s population resides. It also links more than 240 short-line railroads and more than 70 ocean, river and lake ports with major population centers and small farming towns alike. More information about CSX Corporation and its subsidiaries is available at Like us on Facebook ( and follow us on Twitter (

Melanie Cost, Corporate Communications

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