People

Company Officials

 

Brian Gorton

President & Chief Operating Officer

 

Brian E. Gorton joined Conrail in 1987 as a conductor. He advanced to the position of Assistant Terminal Superintendent before departing Conrail prior to the CSXT and Norfolk Southern acquisition of Conrail in 1998. After his departure from Conrail, he worked at the Union Pacific Railroad where he held various positions in the Transportation Department including General Manager of UP’s Houston and Gulf Coast Service Units. On April 19, 2021, Brian rejoined Conrail and was appointed President & Chief Operating Officer of Conrail Shared Assets headquartered in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, bringing with him over 30 years of railroad experience and expertise.

Brian has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Phoenix University.

Anthony D. Carlini

Vice President – Finance, Information Technology, & Treasurer

 

Anthony D. Carlini started his career with Conrail in 1988 as an Internal Auditor and was promoted to positions within the Accounting Department, eventually assuming the position of Director – Payroll. Following the acquisition by CSX and Norfolk Southern and the creation of Conrail Shared Assets, he was promoted to Assistant Vice President – Human Resources. Additional responsibilities were assigned leading to his position as Vice President – Chief Administrative Officer and Treasurer. He currently is Vice President – Finance, Information Technology & Treasurer.

Tony holds a B.S. in Finance, an M.B.A. from La Salle University, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Rodney Gordon

General Manager – Service Delivery & Support

 

Rodney Gordon joined Conrail in 2013 as Assistant Superintendent of Operations responsible for field operations. In 2017 he transition to the Service Delivery and Support, which includes responsibility for our dispatch center, customer service center, service design, joint facilities, industrial development and our auto terminals.

Prior to joining Conrail, Rodney was Regional Vice President for Watco Companies East Region, which included operations in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Alabama. In this position he served as the leader for the region overseeing operations, finance, mechanical and engineering forces. During his time at Watco (2008-2013) he was responsible for the acquisition/startup of several shortline railroads. Prior to Watco, Rodney worked for Canadian National Railroad (1998-2008) in various management positions starting as General Yard Coordinator in Pontiac, Michigan and progressed to Division Superintendent in Battle Creek, Michigan when he left for Watco in 2008.

Rodney is a graduate of the University of Michigan. He also is past president and currently a member of the executive committee of the American Association of Railroad Superintendents.

Joseph D. Soto

General Manager – Field Operations

 

Joseph D. Soto joined Conrail in 2014 and has over 27-years of railroad experience. Throughout his career Joe has held varying positions with increasing responsibilities, such as Assistant Superintendent of Service Delivery and Support, Assistant Superintendent of Field Operations, Superintendent of Field Operations, and, his current position, General Manager – Field Operations with Conrail.

Joe’s operations experience includes network operations, intermodal, automotive, customer service, and service design. His resume includes positions with CSX, Canadian National, and Canadian Pacific.

Joe has a Masters in Transportation Management from the University of Denver, a Certificate in Labor Relations – Contract Administration Studies from Cornell University, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Boston College.

Greg Reiman

General Manager – Engineering

 

Greg Reiman started his career at Conrail in 2022 as the Chief Engineer of Maintenance of Way and Structures. In February of 2024, he assumed the role of General Manager of Engineering. Greg’s current responsibilities encompass all functions of Engineering, including Maintenance of Way, Communications & Signals, Design & Construction, and Structures.

Greg’s railroad career began in 2009 with Norfolk Southern in the Engineering Structures Department. Through the years he has worked in various positions of increasing responsibility in both the Maintenance of Way and Structures Departments. Greg’s career with NS was spent on former Conrail territory in Harrisburg, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, and Chicago, IL.

Greg holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.

Steven R. Dickinson

Chief Human Resources Officer

 

Steve Dickinson began his career as a successful labor and employment litigator in both the public and private sector. For the past several years, however, he has been proactively managing labor and employment matters before they give rise to litigation as a member of the Human Resources field. Steve joined Conrail in early 2020 as its Senior Director, Employee Relations, supervising all Human Resources functions for the Company and was promoted to Chief Human Resources Officer in 2021.

Steve obtained his B.A. from the University of Delaware and his J.D. from Villanova University School of Law.

Dan Dwyer

General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

 

Dan Dwyer has been practicing law since 1997. During his career, he has represented passenger, freight, and short-line railroads in all manner of regulatory, environmental, real estate, and contract matters. Immediately prior to beginning work as Conrail’s General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Dan was employed as Special Counsel (Regulatory Compliance) at the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (“SEPTA”) where he represented SEPTA in its dealings with Class 1 railroads as well as federal and state regulators.

Dan has a B.A. from Villanova University, an M.P.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and a J.D. from Temple University Beasley School of Law.

Mo Megali

District Superintendent, North Jersey

 

Mo Megali has over 30 years of Transportation and railroad industry experience. Throughout his career Mo has held varying positions with increasing responsibilities, such as senior trainmaster, manager of field operations, terminal superintendent. Today, Mo serves as Conrail’s District Superintendent, North Jersey. After being hired as a yardmaster in 1998, Mo was quickly promoted to trainmaster, where he was responsible for the Rail Operation at the Ford Assembly Plant in Edison, NJ and the General Motors Assembly Plant in Linden, NJ. Later, Mo managed the port operation at Port Newark, NJ and developed the Port of NY & NJ Express Rail System, which is the second largest port in the nation.

Mo has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Alexandria University, a Certificate in Design of Railway Track System from Wisconsin University, and a Certificate in Railroad Management from Michigan State University.

Kory Johnson

District Superintendent, Detroit

 

Beginning his career at Conrail as a mechanical inspector in 1993, Kory Johnson has held numerous positions with increasing responsibility, including conductor, yardmaster, and trainmaster. Today, Kory serves as Conrail’s District Superintendent, Detroit. Prior to his career with Conrail, Kory proudly served 4 years in the United States Marine Corp., ultimately achieving the rank of Corporal.

Kory is currently a proud member of the American Association of Railroad Superintendents and holds a certificate from the Michigan State University Railway Management Program.

John Higgins

District Superintendent, South Jersey

 

John E. Higgins joined Conrail in 2004 and has close to 20 years of railroad experience, including transportation, mechanical, training, and network operations. John began his railroad career as a conductor in South Jersey and has held numerous other titles at Conrail, including locomotive engineer, train dispatcher, management trainee in the mechanical department, trainmaster, road foreman of engines, and senior trainmaster. Today, John serves as Conrail’s District Superintendent, South Jersey.

John studied at Rowan College of New Jersey and holds certificates from University of Wisconsin College of Engineering, Michigan State University’s Broad College of Business, and University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business.

Michael Centeno

Superintendent, Train Operations and Customer Service

 

Michael J. Centeno started his career with Conrail in 1989 as a conductor and throughout his career with Conrail he has held multiple positions of increasing responsibility. Today, Michael serves as Conrail’s Superintendent, Train Operations and Customer Service. Michael’s exceptional leadership and management skills have contributed significantly to Conrail’s growth and operational improvements over the past 35 years.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Monmouth University and has also served on the board of the American Association of Railroad Superintendents.

Tim Grzywna

Superintendent, Mechanical Operations

 

Tim Grzywna began his career with Conrail in 2005. In his nearly twenty years of service with Conrail, Tim has held a myriad of job titles, including Carman in the Mechanical Department, Machinist in the Locomotive Department, and Engine House Foreman. After making the jump to management, Tim has served as Conrail’s Assistant Mechanical Supervisor, Shop Manager of Pavonia Diesel Terminal, and Director of Motive Power. Today, Tim serves as Conrail’s Superintendent of Mechanical Operations.

Tim is a member of the Locomotive Maintenance Officers Association and holds certificates in EMD diesel and electrical theory. Finally, Tim is a qualified PTC trainer.

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