June 24, 2016
R. J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC Announces New Presidents of Railroad Company and Switching Company
NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. - R. J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC announced the appointments of their new Railroad Company president, Brian Miller, and their new Switching Company president, Michael Philpot on Friday. They each have extensive backgrounds in the railroad industry and years of experience with R. J. Corman that make them highly qualified to fulfill these positions.
Miller previously served as assistant vice president for the Railroad Company, but will immediately begin his transition to president. He began working for R. J. Corman in 2010 after a 20 year career in operations with Norfolk Southern. During his previous six years with R. J. Corman Railroad Company, Mr. Miller has held a variety of positions. Throughout his time as assistant vice president, he helped guide the Railroad Company through the acquisition of two additional short lines in Texas and the Carolinas. As president of the Railroad Company he will assume responsibility for the company’s short line railroads, distribution centers and railroad funding.
“I am dedicated to achieving the company’s mission of providing our customers with the best service possible,” Miller stated. “The best way to ensure that we are delivering on this promise is to continue working towards improving operating efficiency and expanding our short line business. I am also determined to maintain our high safety record. We have gone six and a half years without an injury, and I intend to continue that tradition.”
Philpot will also immediately begin his transition from assistant vice president, to president of the Switching Company. He began working for R. J. Corman in 2011 after having spent 15 years with CSX Transportation. Throughout his years at R. J. Corman he has worked for the Railroad Company, the Material Sales Company and the Switching Company. Since his start with switching in 2013, he has been influential in helping grow the company’s customer base. In three years, the number of switching locations has increased from five to 15. As president of the Switching Company, he will be responsible for overseeing the operations of division locations in nine states.
“We will remain committed to providing our customers with the best,” Philpot said. “I want to continue increasing sales and enhancing our contracts to best suit our customers’ needs. If we consistently provide great service, it will better our chances of growth as a company. I am also focused on keeping safety at the forefront of everything we do and striving to improve our performance each year.”
“We are excited for each of these men to make their transitions,” said Craig King, R. J. Corman Railroad Group President and CEO. “We are confident in their ability to provide leadership and are certain that they will accomplish great things while fulfilling these roles. Both of them have always been dedicated to our mission of providing great service and they will continue to uphold this standard throughout their tenure.”
R. J. Corman Railroad Company, which operates 11 short line railroads, is a subsidiary of R. J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC which altogether employs more than 1,600 people in 25 states. Their other companies provide a myriad of services to the railroad industry including industrial railcar switching, emergency response, track material distribution, track construction and rehabilitation, signal design and construction, railroad worker training, and building eco-friendly locomotives.