CSX Corp. announced Sept. 8 that railroad industry veteran Mike Cory was appointed executive vice president and chief operating officer.
Cory, 61, started his career at Canadian National Railway in 1981, working his way up to executive vice president and chief operating officer before retiring in 2019.
He succeeds Jamie Boychuk, who left Jacksonville-based CSX in August. CSX said at the time it would conduct a search for someone to lead all of its operating functions.
“Mike Cory is one of the rail industry’s leading operations executives, respected for his wealth of operations knowledge and his success as a leader who understands the customers we serve and has a deep appreciation for the employees who provide that service,” CSX Chief Executive Joe Hinrichs said in a news release.
“Mike’s reputation as a career railroader, devoted to process improvement, team building and employee development within the principles of scheduled railroading will help CSX continue to achieve new levels of safety, service and operating efficiency,” he said.
CSX also said Kevin Boone, who had been executive vice president of sales and marketing, was named executive vice president and chief commercial officer.
Boone has been with CSX since 2017.