Railroad Services President, North America, Genesee & Wyoming
Michael currently serves as President of North America and is responsible for both commercial and operating functions and has oversight of G&W’s North American Operating Regions. Michael joined G&W as Chief Commercial Officer, North America, in September 2010 and was responsible for all commercial functions until assuming his current role in October 2018. Before joining G&W, Michael was with Norfolk Southern, where he was responsible for the Modalgistics supply chain organization. Prior to Norfolk Southern, Michael was Vice President Strategic Development for Derivion Corp and held numerous logistics-related positions with Georgia-Pacific and Roadway Express.
Michael graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Business Management. His professional training includes Supply Chain Certifications from Georgia Tech and the University of Tennessee and Executive Development Programs from The Darden Business School at the University of Virginia.
Michael has served as a member of the Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals, an advisory board member of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce’s Supply Chain Leadership Council and a steering committee member of the Freight Advisory Task Force. In 2007, Michael was awarded the Atlanta Logistics Professional of Year by the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.
Michael and his wife Shannon have been married for 28 years; they have two daughters and reside in Jacksonville, FL.
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWI) owns, or leases 116 freight railroads worldwide organized in locally managed operating regions with 7,300 employees serving 3,000 customers. G&W’s four North American regions serve 42 U.S. states and four Canadian provinces and include 113 short line and regional freight railroads with more than 13,000 track-miles. G&W’s UK/Europe Region includes the U.K.’s largest rail maritime intermodal operator and second-largest freight rail provider, as well as regional rail services in Continental Europe.
G&W subsidiaries and joint ventures also provide rail service at more than 30 major ports, rail-ferry service between the U.S. Southeast and Mexico, transload services, contract coal loading and railcar switching and repair.