Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Anacostia Rail Holdings makes key management changes

Anacostia Rail Holdings said that John Secor is retiring as president of the Louisville and Indiana Railroad at the end of October 2012. Succeeding Secor is Michael Stolzman, currently president of Pacific Harbor Line. Otis Cliatt, vice president of PHL, will be promoted to president.

Secor has a 44-year railroad career, serving as president of the Louisville and Indiana Railroad since its formation in 1994. He previously was president of the Otter Tail Valley Railroad and held marketing and operating positions with the Chicago Central and Pacific, Illinois Central and Rock Island railroads. Secor is past chairman of the Equipment Assets Management Working Committee of the Association of American Railroads and the Indiana Rail Transportation Group.

Stolzman joined Pacific Harbor Line in 2005 and has been president since May 2010. He is also president of Gulf Coast Switching Company, LLC. His prior railroad career included management positions with Chicago and North Western and Union Pacific railroads, as well as CANAC, the former industrial switching arm of Canadian National Railway Co.

Stolzman served as director/treasurer for the California Short Line Railroad Association and is a member of the board of directors of the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association.

Cliatt joined PHL in 2010 as vice president. His previous railroad experience includes operating department positions at Union Pacific and regional vice president of CANAC. Cliatt also served as director of safety and training at CMC Railroad.

Cliatt is director/treasurer for the California Short Line Railroad Association and is chairman of the Veterans Recruitment Committee of the ASLRRA.

Anacostia Chairman Peter Gilbertson said, "I am very pleased to provide new opportunities to two of our outstanding executives. I am confident they will continue to excel in their new positions. On behalf of the board of directors, I want to thank John Secor for his many years of leadership of Anacostia properties and for his service to the industry."

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