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Eliasson has served as executive vice-president and chief sales and marketing officer at CSX since September 2015, where he is responsible for overseeing all customer service activities, growing rail-served markets and developing strategic plans for long-term revenue growth at the company. He was previously CSX’s chief financial officer, from 2012-15, and he has held several leadership roles across the company’s finance and sales and marketing departments since joining CSX in 1995.
Eliasson will maintain his current responsibilities in his new position. The changes are part of an orderly transition of the company’s senior leadership that the board has been considering for more than a year. The appointment of Eliasson as president is not intended to preempt or otherwise affect any discussions CSX may continue to have with Hunter Harrison and Mantle Ridge regarding Harrison becoming the CEO at CSX.
“This is a dynamic and important time at CSX, and I look forward to continuing to work with the management team to implement the best ideas to drive growth across the organization and deliver a compelling future for our company and our shareholders,” Eliasson said.
CSX, based in Jacksonville, Florida, U.S. is a 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.