Jerry W. Hall has been named vice president intermodal operations to succeed Robert E. Huffman, who is retiring Feb. 1.
Hall, a civil engineering graduate of the University of Alabama, joined Norfolk Southern 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 W. 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 Norfolk Southern 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.”
Norfolk Southern Corporation is one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary operates approximately 20,000 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major transporter of coal, automotive, and industrial products.
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