Monday, June 28, 2010

Pacific Harbor Line promotes Stolzman, Fox, Cliatt

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Pacific Harbor Line said that M. D. "Mike" Stolzman, vice president, has been promoted to president, succeeding Andrew C. Fox, who is promoted to managing director, a newly created position. Otis Cliatt succeeds Stolzman.

Stolzman joined PHL in 2005 as general superintendent and has been vice president for the past four years. His prior railroad career included management positions with Chicago & North Western and Union Pacific railroads as well as CANAC, at one time the industrial switching arm of Canadian National Railway Co. Before that, he was a career officer in the U.S. Army. Stolzman will be responsible for the general direction of all aspects of the company's business relating to Transportation, Engineering, Marketing, Personnel, Administration, Safety and Mechanical efforts. He has a B.S. in Zoology from Texas State University and an M.S. in Quantitative Analysis from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.

Fox has been president since the founding of PHL in 1997. Prior to PHL, he spent 23 years in various Operating, Finance and Executive department positions with Southern Pacific. In his new role, Fox will focus on strategic planning, major external relations, and contractual and legal affairs of the company. Fox has a B.S. degree in civil engineering and an MBA, both from Northwestern University.

Cliatt joins PHL with 17 years of railroad experience, including operating department positions at Union Pacific and regional vice president of CANAC. Cliatt was most recently with the CMC Railroad unit of Babcock & Brown. Prior to his railroad career, he served in the U.S. Army. Cliatt has a B.S. in Business Economics and a minor in Labor Relations from Florida A&M University.

Pacific Harbor Line is an affiliate of Anacostia & Pacific Company, Inc. and began operations in 1998 providing railroad switching services to the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles and also dispatching all BNSF and Union Pacific trains within the ports. PHL maintains 75 miles of track owned by the two ports and serves nine on-dock intermodal terminals, plus numerous carload customers.

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