JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CSX Corporation (NASDAQ: CSX) today announced a change in leadership for the Merchandise and Intermodal Sales & Marketing teams with the appointment of Dean Piacente to Vice President, Industrial Products and Maryclare Kenney to Vice President, Intermodal and Automotive.
“I’m thrilled to announce Maryclare’s promotion to her new expanded role,” said Mark K. Wallace, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing. “I’m confident her insights, background and leadership will help drive exceptional service across the portfolio. Dean’s broad experience across CSX’s different markets, as well as his deep knowledge of the needs of our industrial customers, will continue to strengthen our customer partnerships.”
Piacente was previously Vice President, Intermodal and now assumes responsibility for the company’s chemicals, metals, paper and forest products businesses. Piacente has more than 30 years of experience at CSX across different customer segments, including 11 years leading the chemicals and fertilizer business. Tim McNulty, who is Vice President of Agricultural and Mineral Products, will continue to lead the balance of the Merchandise portfolio and will report directly to Wallace.
Kenney, who led CSX’s automotive business, assumes responsibility for CSX’s Intermodal Sales & Marketing as well as continuing to lead the automotive business. Kenney joined CSX in 2011 and has held roles of increasing responsibility, which includes five years in intermodal.
“These changes leverage the experience and success of our proven talent at CSX,” said Wallace. “This team will continue to address the needs of the marketplace and capture the growth opportunities that will drive the next phase of the company’s transformation while delivering unprecedented levels of service and value for our customers.”
Kenney joined CSX in 2011. Prior to CSX, Kenney worked at PepsiCo, which followed a seven-year military career with the US Army in which she attained the rank of captain. She holds a bachelor’s degree in government and international affairs from Notre Dame University and a master’s degree in business administration from the Harvard Business School.
Dean Piacente joined CSX in 1987 and has held roles of increasing responsibility in Sales & Marketing, and Finance. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Florida State University.
CSX, based in Jacksonville, Florida, is a premier transportation company. It provides rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services and solutions to customers across a broad array of markets, including energy, industrial, construction, agricultural, and consumer products. For over 190 years, CSX has played a critical role in the nation’s economic expansion and industrial development. Its network connects every major metropolitan area in the eastern United States, where nearly two-thirds of the nation’s population resides. It also links more than 230 short-line railroads and more than 70 ocean, river and lake ports with major population centers and farming towns alike.
Bryan Tucker, Corporate Communications