Former CSX executive hired as senior railway principal

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July 23, 2015

Contact: Darrel Berry, Marketing Communications Manager
Hanson Professional Services Inc.
(217) 747-9291

Former CSX executive hired as senior railway principal

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Hanson Professional Services Inc. has hired former CSX executive Chris K. Durden as a vice president and a senior railway principal.

Working from Hanson’s Jacksonville, Fla., office, he will provide technical assistance, railroad operations input and assessments and general guidance to Hanson staff on the planning, design and construction of intermodal and other railroad facility projects.

Previously, Durden was the assistant vice president of terminal development for CSX Intermodal Terminals Inc. in Jacksonville, where he was responsible for all phases of strategic planning, design, construction and maintenance in support of CSX’s 35 intermodal terminals. His career experience in the rail industry spans 38 years; in addition to CSX, he has worked in various roles for general and rail contractors around the U.S.

Durden also led the design and construction of award-winning projects such as the Northwest Ohio Terminal, a wide-span crane intermodal facility in North Baltimore, Ohio. This terminal’s engineering was recognized with the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association’s Dr. William W. Hay Award for Excellence in railway engineering.

He was the first railroad intermodal representative to receive the John H. Chafee Environmental Excellence Award, the highest environmental honor from the Association of American Railroads. He has a bachelor’s degree in business management from Jacksonville University.

Hanson is a national, employee-owned consulting firm providing engineering, planning and allied services. The Jacksonville office is located at 8075 Gate Parkway West, Suite 204, Jacksonville, FL 32216-3685. The office may be reached by phone at (904) 737-0090.


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