Reiner to Succeed Baker As Head of Norfolk Southern Industrial Development

Norfolk Southern has named Jason T. Reiner named assistant vice president industrial development, effective March 1. He will succeed Newell M. Baker, who is retiring.

Baker, a civil engineering graduate of North Carolina State University, joined Norfolk Southern's engineering department in 1973 and served in several positions of increasing responsibility, becoming assistant vice president industrial development in 2008.

Reiner, who began as a co-op student in the industrial development engineering department at Norfolk Southern (then Southern Railway) while attending Virginia Tech in 1978, joined the company’s engineering deparment upon graduation in 1982. He moved to the industrial development department in 1990 as a development engineer and became director industrial development in 2008. He will be based in Atlanta and will report to Robert E. Martinez, vice president business development.

"Newell has done an extraordinary job during his tenure as AVP, perhaps most prominently in achieving record back-to-back project growth for each of the five years during which he has held that job," Martinez said Martinez. "I've no doubt, based on his experience and expertise, that Jason Reiner will attain a comparable level of accomplishment and keep NS industrial development as the benchmark in the rail industry."