Pete Claussen, Chairman of Gulf & Ohio Railways, is pleased to announce the promotion of Doc Claussen to the position of Vice Chairman. Doc, who is currently on a sabbatical to pursue an MBA from the University of Tennessee, also serves as Vice Chairman of the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association. He has ten years of experience with Gulf & Ohio following a career as a diagnostic and interventional radiologist.
Todd Burchette has been appointed President of Gulf & Ohio Railways. Todd has had 26 years of experience in the railroad industry, nearly all of it with Gulf & Ohio, most recently as Chief Operating Officer. His COO duties are being merged into the President's position. He began his railroad career as a track laborer on the Yadkin Valley Railroad in North Carolina and has now become the company's top executive officer.
Ronnie McKenzie has been promoted to Chief Marketing Officer. Ronnie has served successfully in both Operating and Marketing positions with Gulf & Ohio during his 28 years of service with the company.
Matt Gedney has been promoted to Chief Business Development Officer. Matt has an extensive and very successful background heading up the industrial development program at G&O's Lancaster & Chester Railroad.
Claussen said: "All of these people have contributed significantly to the success of Gulf & Ohio Railways. Their promotions are well deserved reflections on their dedication to their jobs and to the company."