NORFOLK, VA. - Scott R. Weaver has been named vice president labor relations for Norfolk Southern Corporation, with headquarters in Norfolk, effective March 1. He will report to John P. Rathbone, executive vice president administration.
Weaver succeeds Harold R. Mobley, who retires after a 44-year career in the railroad industry.
Weaver joined Norfolk Southern in 1989 as a labor relations specialist and served in various positions of increasing responsibility in the labor relations department until being named assistant vice president labor relations in 2008. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Davidson College.
Mobley, who holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Valparaiso University, began his railroad career with Penn Central as a yard brakeman in 1968. He joined Southern Railway Company (a Norfolk Southern predecessor) in 1971 as a management trainee. He served in a number of positions in the engineering, transportation, and labor relations departments and was named vice president labor relations in 2008.
“Norfolk Southern thanks Harold for his long and outstanding service and for guiding our labor relations department through some challenging times,” said Norfolk Southern CEO Wick Moorman. “We wish him the best in his well-deserved retirement.”
Norfolk Southern Corporation is one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway 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 and industrial products.