CSX Corporation appoints E. Hunter Harrison as CEO
E. Hunter Harrison is the most effective and successful railroad leader of our times, having successfully led the turnaround of three major railroads over the last 25 years.
Mr. Harrison created and refined Precision Scheduled Railroading over the recent decades, and is the acknowledged leader in implementing it at Class I railroads.
He has been recognized by every major railroading publication, and he has twice been honored as Railroader of the Year.
Additionally, CSX has appointed four new directors to its Board of Directors.
Paul Hilal is the founder and CEO of Mantle Ridge LP.
Mr. Hilal played a leading role in the historic 2012 proxy campaign at Canadian Pacific, which resulted in a reconfigured board and the hiring of Hunter Harrison as CEO.
Mr. Hilal currently serves on the Board of Overseers of Columbia Business School and served until 2016 on the Board of the Grameen Foundation.
Dennis Reilley is an experienced executive with a demonstrated track record of driving improvements in operations, financial results and shareholder value as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Praxair, Inc.
Since retiring as CEO of Praxair, Mr. Reilley has brought his expertise in finance, operations and leadership to the boards of leading Fortune 500 companies.
Mr. Reilley currently serves as Non-Executive Chairman of Marathon Oil Corporation, and as a director of Dow Chemical Company.
He is a founding member and partner of Trian Advisory Partners (an advisory group for Trian Fund Management, L.P.).
Linda Riefler is a 25-year veteran of Morgan Stanley where she served on the Executive and Management Committees.
Ms. Riefler served as Chairman and Global Head of Morgan Stanley’s Research franchise as well as Chairman of MS where she oversaw the commercialization of Modelware, a knowledge management platform she had incubated as Head of Morgan Stanley’s renowned Global Research Strategy Team.
Ms. Riefler currently serves as a director of MSCI, and as a strategic advisor to numerous start-ups, for-profits and non-profits, with an expertise in building adaptive capacity to help them navigate rapidly changing environments.
John Zillmer is the former chief executive of Univar, a Fortune 500 company.
Mr. Zillmer currently serves as a director of Reynolds American, Inc., Ecolab Inc., Veritiv Corporation, and Performance Food Group.
Mr. Zillmer has also served as a director of Liberty Capital Partners, a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in start-ups, early stage, growth equity, buyouts, and acquisitions, since June 2004.
Mr. Zillmer also serves on the North American advisory board of CVC Capital Partners.