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Intermodal industry to honor CSX's Gooden with Silver Kingpin Award

CSX Corp. Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer Clarence Gooden will receive the 2015 Silver Kingpin Award from the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) at the Intermodal EXPO next month in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

The intermodal industry's most prestigious award, the Silver Kingpin recognizes an individual’s long-term contributions to intermodalism, IANA officials said in a press release.

Gooden, whose career has spanned more than 45 years, has played an integral role in the growth of CSX's intermodal business, applying a “visionary approach” that focused on customer engagement, they said.

From 1993 to 2001, Gooden served as president of CSX Intermodal. During that time, he was instrumental in creating the NACS free-running container program, launching an annual e-business customer forum, and improving business-to-business data sharing.

"Clarence has been instrumental not only in growing CSX, but in helping to advance our industry as a whole," said IANA President and Chief Executive Officer Joni Casey. "His dedication and commitment to intermodalism has made him a strong advocate for our association."

Gooden served two terms on IANA's board. He will be presented with the Silver Kingpin Award Sept. 21 at the Intermodal EXPO's opening session at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/ Broward County Convention Center.

Past Silver Kingpin Award winners include Union Pacific Railroad Vice President of Intermodal Operations Barry Michaels; retired J.B. Hunt Transportation Services Inc. President of Intermodal and Chief Marketing Officer Paul Bergant; Comtrak Logistics Inc. founder Mike Bruns; Hub Group Inc. executive Thomas Hardin; intermodal pioneer Gordon Miller; and Frank Richter, Progressive Railroading's co-founder, who died in July 2013.

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