JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – April 23, 2018 – CSX Corporation (NASDAQ: CSX) today announced changes to its Operations management team to continue building upon the successes of the company’s scheduled railroading operating model.
Brian Barr, vice president of mechanical, will move into the new role of senior vice president of engineering and mechanical. In this new position, Barr will continue to further the service and safety accomplishments he led in the mechanical department, while adding his leadership support to the engineering team.
Ricky Johnson, vice president of engineering, will continue in his current role and report to Barr, who will lead the selection of his replacement in mechanical. Barr will report to Ed Harris, executive vice president of operations.
“Brian is a veteran railroader and proven leader, having helped produce record operating results for CSX by improving locomotive reliability and car availability, lowering costs and increasing efficiency,” said James M. Foote, president and chief executive offer. “I’m extraordinarily proud of his many accomplishments and am more confident than ever in our operating team’s ability to further drive safety improvements, enhance the customer experience and capitalize on the many significant opportunities ahead.”
Barr joined CSX in 2002, rising through the ranks to plant manager in Selkirk, N.Y., assistant division manager in Atlanta, Ga, division manager in Huntington, W.V., and then chief mechanical officer for the Southern Region before being named vice president of mechanical.
Barr’s appointment to senior vice president is effective immediately.
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 over 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 230 short-line railroads and more than 70 ocean, river and lake ports with major population centers and farming towns alike. More information about CSX Corporation and its subsidiaries is available at www.csx.com and on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/OfficialCSX).
Bryan Tucker, Corporate Communications