Thursday, January 24, 2013

Norfolk Southern names new intermodal operations head

Norfolk Southern named Jerry Hall vice president intermodal operations, he will succeed Robert Huffman, who is retiring Feb. 1.

Hall joined NS as a management trainee in Hattiesburg, Miss., and progressed through numerous positions in Norfolk Southern's transportation department, including superintendent of the Dearborn, Harrisburg and Lake divisions, until his appointment as general manager of the Northern Region in 2009. He will be headquartered in Norfolk and will report to Donald Seale, executive vice president and chief marketing officer.

Huffman is a veteran of 40 years with the railroad industry, having joined Penn Central as a block operator in 1972. He joined Conrail as assistant trainmaster in 1975 and served in positions of increasing responsibility in the operations department and joined NS in 1998 as senior assistant vice president intermodal operations, becoming vice president intermodal operations in 1999.

"Bob brought a wealth of experience and a lot of great ideas to our intermodal operations," said Seale. "His contributions will be missed and we wish him the best in his retirement. I have every confidence Jerry will make good use of his experience and qualifications to foster continued innovation and efficiency for our intermodal customers."

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