Francis J. Chinnici joins Florida East Coast Railway as Senior Vice President, Engineering and Purchasing; Robert B. Stevens set to retire, February 28, 2013

Jan 21, 2013, 09:00 ET from Florida East Coast Railway

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida East Coast Railway, (FEC) announces the appointment of Francis J. Chinnici as Senior Vice President, Engineering and Purchasing, and the retirement of Robert B. Stevens, Vice President & Chief Engineering Officer.

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Mr. Chinnici joins FEC following 29 years with CSX where he served in a series of positions of increasing responsibility, most recently as Vice President - Purchasing and Materials.

"I am pleased to welcome Fran to this new position with FEC. His many years of experience with CSX makes Fran the ideal candidate to lead these two important functions at FEC," said President and CEO Jim Hertwig. "The increased engineering projects and capital plan with purchasing will produce positive synergies for FEC."

The FEC wants to thank Bob Stevens for his contributions to our company. "Bob has been a driving force in FEC's expansion efforts over the past few years and instrumental in guiding the development of South Florida Port infrastructure projects for the FEC," said Jim Hertwig. "Bob has left the FEC capital projects in great shape for Fran to continue. We wish him well in his retirement at 38 years in the rail industry and the past 6 years at FEC."

About Florida East Coast Railway   
Florida East Coast Railway is a 351-mile freight rail system located along the east coast of Florida and is the exclusive rail provider for PortMiami, Port Everglades, and Port of Palm Beach.  FEC connects to the national railway system in Jacksonville, Florida, to move cargo originating or terminating there.  Based in Jacksonville, Florida, FEC provides end-to-end intermodal solutions to customers who demand cost-effective and premium quality. 

SOURCE Florida East Coast Railway