CSX Shifts Operations, Technology Execs

CSX is making changes in the leadership of its operations and technology areas effective Jan. 1, 2013.

Gary Bethel, who currently serves as vice president-Mechanical, has been named vice president-Northern Region, succeeding Craig King, who is retiring. Bethel will report to Cindy Sanborn, vice president and chief transportation officer.

Frank Lonegro, currently president of CSX Technology, will succeed Bethel as vice president-Mechanical, reporting to Oscar Munoz, executive vice president and chief operating officer. Lonegro will continue to have responsibility for CSX’s implementation of the industry-wide Positive Train Control initiative, the company said.

Finally, Kathleen Brandt, who currently leads the integration of the company’s major operating departments and initiatives, will become president of CSX Technology, also reporting to Munoz.

“We continue to build on the strength of our team by putting proven leaders on point for key functions while aggressively developing people for the future,” Munoz said in a written statement. “Gary, Frank and Kathleen represent the best of both of those efforts, and we are delighted to have them in these new roles.”