JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – October 23, 2019 – CSX employee Brian M. Zacker today received the 2019 North American Environmental Employee Excellence Award from the Association of American Railroads (AAR), the highest honor for industry environmental professionals. Zacker, an environmental field services senior manager, joins a growing list of company employees to receive the honor in recent years.
“Brian applied decades of environmental experience to his role with CSX, which informs his approach to innovation, relationship building and continuous process improvement,” said Raghu Chatrathi, senior director of public safety, health and environment. “He is a true change agent who has improved longstanding processes and achieved lasting outcomes.”
Over the course of his tenure with CSX, Zacker has improved environmental performance while delivering cost savings through enhanced environmental stewardship initiatives. Some of his accomplishments include: establishing a spent materials collection and recycling program; developing initiatives to recover 1,900 tons of coal in lieu of landfill disposal; improving hazardous waste and used oil management processes; and, standardizing risk-reduction processes to support hurricane preparation and recovery efforts.
AAR’s North American Environmental Employee Excellence Award recognizes leading contributions to environmental responsibility and excellence in the industry. Zacker is the ninth CSX employee to receive this honor in the last 18 years.
Zacker is a graduate of the University of Florida, and has over 25 years of environmental industry experience. He serves as a member of a local tri-county environmental crimes unit board in Florida and participates in beach cleanups as a member of the Surfrider Foundation.
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 nearly 200 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. Like us on Facebook (http://facebook.com/OfficialCSX) and follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/CSX).
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