SAN DIEGO, Cal.--Pacific Imperial Railroad is moving forward with plans to provide freight rail services to the Tijuana-Tecate region of Baja California by naming Charles M. Patterson as Chief Commercial Officer, said the company in a release.
Patterson has 25 years of railroad experience in operations, sales and marketing roles with Class 1 railroads CSX and CN and with short line railroads Great Lakes Transportation and RailAmerica, where he was Senior Vice-President and Chief Commercial Officer. Patterson is a graduate of Davidson College and the University of Virginia’s Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business Administration.
“I am delighted to be part of the Pacific Imperial Railroad team, and I look forward to joining their efforts to develop safe and cost effective rail service for the customers in northern Baja California," said Patterson.
“I am very excited to have Charlie here to represent the advantages of this railroad with our client base of more than 700 manufacturing facilities in northwest Mexico," said Ernie Dahlman, CEO of Pacific Imperial Railroad.
“Charlie brings a wealth of experience and we are very pleased to have a Chief Commercial Officer with his background and skills," said PIR President David Rohal.