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11/25/2003



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Pursley's pending retirement means more changes to CSX's management line-up


The management shake-up continues at CSX Corp. On Nov. 24, the company announced Senior Vice President-Service Design Frank Pursley will retire Dec. 31 and his responsibilities will be assumed by CSX Intermodal President Alan Blumenfeld. CSX expects to make CSXI management changes next month.

A 37-year rail-industry veteran, Pursley began his career in 1963 as a trainman on the Seaboard Airline Railroad. In 1969, he joined Louisville and Nashville Railroad as a management trainee. Pursley has served CSX in various senior positions within the safety and operating departments.

"[Pursley’s] long career is marked by dedication to customers, commitment to employees and a focus on continuous improvement, and we wish [him] all the best in his well-earned retirement," said CSX Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, and CSX Transportation President and Chief Operating Officer Michael Ward in a prepared statement.

Blumenfeld, previously served CSXT as SVP of e-business, and held various management positions with CSXT and CSX Technology. Prior to joining CSX, he served General Electric Co. for 14 years in several manufacturing management capacities.

"Alan will play an important role in helping lead the railroad's efforts to lower costs, improve operations and increase customer satisfaction," said Ward.


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