CSX has named Bob Frulla vice president of transportation for the Northern Region. Frulla succeeds Gary Bethel, who is retiring after 43 years with CSX.
Reporting to Cindy Sanborn, vice president and chief transportation officer, Frulla will be responsible for overseeing CSX operations in Indiana, Illinois, Maryland, New York and Ohio. He previously served as division manager in Huntington, W.Va., and has been with the company for more than two decades. He has also served as division manager in Jacksonville and Atlanta and has managed network operations in Jacksonville where he has returned.
“Bob has been an outstanding leader throughout his career at CSX,” Sanborn said. “Under his management, we have significantly grown our local presence in key geographies and we look forward to applying that expertise to the entire Northern Region.”
Sanborn also praised the contributions of Bethel, who early in his career served in front-line positions that included locomotive engineer, terminal trainmaster and terminal superintendent. Later, he served as division manager in Atlanta, Indianapolis and Jacksonville.
“Gary is well known throughout the CSX network as a dynamic leader and trusted mentor,” Sanborn said. “His unwavering commitment and strategic guidance have been tremendous assets that will certainly be missed.”