Freight News, Rail

CSX Executive Vice President Ed Harris to Retire

[ June 25, 2020   //   ]

CSX Corp. announced that Ed Harris, executive vice president, will retire from the company on August 1, 2020.
Jim Foote, president and chief executive officer said: “On behalf of the Board of Directors and everyone at CSX, I want to thank Ed for his tremendous contributions to this company. When I was entrusted to lead CSX in December of 2017, the first phone call I made was to Ed Harris, because I knew that there was no better railroader to help with the transformation of CSX and guide the continued implementation of our operating model. Two-and-a-half-years later, CSX is operating better than at any point in its history. For this, we extend to Ed our utmost gratitude and respect, and wish him all the best in retirement.”
Harris said: “I’ve been fortunate to have played a role in several successful transformations over the years, but this experience at CSX was by far the most rewarding and satisfying of my career and what I’m most proud of. It was an honor to work alongside the best railroaders in the industry and I wish Jim and the entire leadership team all the success in the future.”
As Harris’ departure approaches, CSX’s Safety and Facilities groups that had reported to him will transition to Jamie Boychuk, executive vice president Operations who was appointed to succeed Harris’ leadership of the Operations function in October 2019.