Jason Reiner to head Norfolk Southern industrial development; Newell Baker
NORFOLK, Va., Feb. 20, 2013
NORFOLK, Va., Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Jason T. Reiner has been named
assistant vice president industrial development for Norfolk Southern (NYSE:
NSC), effective March 1, to succeed Newell M. Baker, who is retiring.
Reiner began as a co-op student in the industrial development engineering
department at Norfolk Southern (then Southern Railway) while attending
Virginia Tech in 1978. Upon graduation with a civil engineering degree, he
joined the company's engineering department in 1982. He joined the industrial
development department in 1990 as a development engineer and became director
industrial development in 2008. He will be headquartered in Atlanta and will
report to Robert E. Martinez, vice president business development.
Baker, a civil engineering graduate of North Carolina State University, joined
Norfolk Southern's engineering department in 1973 and served in several
positions of increasing responsibility, becoming assistant vice president
industrial development in 2008.
"Newell has done an extraordinary job during his tenure as AVP, perhaps most
prominently in achieving record back-to-back project growth for each of the
five years during which he has held that job," said Martinez. "I've no doubt,
based on his experience and expertise, that Jason Reiner will attain a
comparable level of accomplishment and keep NS industrial development as the
benchmark in the rail industry."
Norfolk Southern works with state and local economic development authorities
on projects involving site location and development of infrastructure to
connect customers to its rail system and provides free and confidential plant
location services, including industrial park planning, site layout, track
design, and logistics assistance. During the past 10 years, Norfolk Southern's
Industrial Development Department has participated in the location or
expansion of 1,021 facilities, representing an investment of $28.7 billion by
NS customers and generating more than 48,000 jobs in Norfolk Southern's
Norfolk Southern Corporation is one of the nation's premier transportation
companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary operates
approximately 20,000 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia,
serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides
efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern operates the
most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major transporter of
coal, automotive, and industrial products.
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