Jeffersonville-based Louisville & Indiana Railroad has named John Goldman president. He currently serves as vice president and will succeed Mike Stolzman, who is taking a position with a Texas company. June 30, 2014
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. – John Goldman, vice president, has been named president of the Louisville & Indiana Railroad (www.anacostia.com/lirc/lir.html), effective July 11. He succeeds Mike Stolzman, who is joining Colo Railroad Builders in Houston, Texas to be closer to his family.
Mr. Goldman has 19 years of rail experience and joined the L&I in November 2012 from CN (Canadian National), where he had been superintendent of the Iowa and Valley Zones since 2011.
A native of New Albany, Indiana, Mr. Goldman comes from a railroad family and began his railroad career as a switchman in 1995 with Norfolk Southern in Louisville, Kentucky. After holding a variety of operating posts with NS, he joined CN in 2004 advancing to assistant superintendent in Flat Rock, Michigan, senior manager of CN's Regional Operations Center at Homewood, Illinois, and assistant to the Southern Region senior VP in 2009. Mr. Goldman has a B.A. degree in criminal justice from the University of Indiana at Bloomington.
Peter Gilbertson, chairman of Anacostia Rail Holdings, Louisville & Indiana's parent company, said, “While we are going to miss Mike and are very grateful for his significant contributions as the senior executive at Pacific Harbor Line, Gulf Coast Switching and the L&I, we are pleased and fortunate to have John ready to take over as president. He is very capable and prepared to continue L&I's progress meeting the transportation needs of our customers today and in the years ahead.”
Louisville & Indiana started in 1994 and is one of six railroads operated by Anacostia Rail Holdings, operating 106 route miles of line between Louisville and Indianapolis. Anacostia's other lines are the Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad, Gulf Coast Switching Company, New York & Atlantic Railway, Northern Lines Railway and Pacific Harbor Line.
Source: Anacostia Rail Holdings