Schultz joins Patriot Rail with more than 40 years of transportation industry leadership experience, including as vice president and chief safety officer at CSX. He has held high-level management roles at several companies, including Procter and Gamble, Waste Management, CIH Capital Partners and Brimstone Consulting Group. Schultz also served in the United States Federal Senior Executive Service as the former rail safety enforcement executive for the U.S. Department of Transportation / Federal Railroad Administration. He started his rail career in field operations at the former Chicago and North Western Railway.
Patriot Rail President & CEO John Fenton said, "Jim has an extraordinary track record of success as a motivator and dynamic change agent and brings a unique rail leadership perspective to Patriot. His passion for improving the culture and refining the performance in organizations will be a great asset as we seek to grow the company."