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CSX has appointed three new engineering leaders following the announcement that Vice President-Engineering John West will retire April 1, the Class I announced yesterday.Ricky Johnson has been named VP-engineering as of April 1; Greg Mellish, formerly chief engineer of maintenance of way (MOW) south, has moved into the role of chief engineer MOW north; Lee Moss, most recently serving as assistant chief engineer, has been appointed chief engineer MOW south; and Eric Pachman, previously director of network modeling and analytics, has been named assistant chief engineer, according to a CSX press release.Johnson will report to CSX Executive VP and Chief Operating Officer Cindy Sanborn. He joined CSX as a roadmaster in 2001 and has progressed through the engineering department, with roles as assistant division engineer of track, division engineer, assistant chief of system production, and most recently as chief engineer MOW north."Ricky is a strong leader with technical expertise and excellent working relationships across our operating departments, and we look forward to the benefits of his broad perspective gained across engineering roles," Sanborn said.Mellish is a 38-year CSX veteran. His field experience includes assistant chief engineer and division engineer in Baltimore; Florence, S.C.; Louisville, Ky.; Nashville, Tenn.; and Albany, N.Y.Moss has 20 years of management experience with CSX following several years of additional railroad experience. He has progressed through several cross-functional operations leadership roles, including director of network modeling and division engineer.Pachman joined CSX in 2011 after working in engineering at the Dow Chemical Co. and ExxonMobil, and in finance and analysis with Morgan Stanley and Korsant Partners LLC. His strategic perspective will help the engineering department leverage data to continue creating a more predictive and proactive approach to the network, company officials said.
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