The board of directors of Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE: NSC) has named Michael J. Wheeler executive vice president and chief operating officer, effective Feb. 1, 2016, following the retirement of Mark D. Manion on that date.
Additionally, effective Oct. 1, 2015, Cindy C. Earhart’s title is executive vice president administration and chief information officer, reflecting her new responsibility for the corporation’s Information Technology department. Earhart assumes the IT responsibility following
In making the announcements, President and CEO James A. Squires said, “Mike and Cindy have the experience and expertise to build on Norfolk Southern’s culture of excellence. As part of our senior leadership team, they have earned the highest levels of trust and respect from those who depend on us for the reliable, efficient, and safe delivery of the freight that makes the economy move.”
Before assuming COO duties, Wheeler will serve as senior vice president operations, effective Oct. 1, 2015, through Jan. 31, 2016. NS’ transportation, mechanical, and engineering groups will report to