Richard Rushmore retires March 31 after 15 years of service
BANGOR, Maine, March 5 /CNW/ -- Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway has
appointed Joseph R. McGonigle vice president Sales & Marketing, effective
March 3, 2008. He succeeds Richard J. Rushmore, who retires as VP Marketing
March 31, after 15 years of service.
Mr. McGonigle has 35 years of transportation experience and joins MMA
from Stora Enso North America, Des Plaines, Ill., where he has served as
director, Logistics Development/Rail since 2002.
Prior to joining Stora Enso, Mr. McGonigle had been vice president --
Sales & Marketing for Nexus Distribution, Schaumburg, Ill., since 1997. He
began his railroad career in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1973 in the operating
department of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (now CSX). He subsequently joined
the Milwaukee Road in Chicago in 1976 as assistant manager -- Marketing.
Following Soo Line's acquisition of the Milwaukee Road in 1985, he advanced to
director Marketing for the Lake States Division, which was sold to Wisconsin
Central Ltd. in 1987. Mr. McGonigle was director Marketing for WC from 1987 to
1997 with responsibility for all commodities related to the paper industry.
Bob Grindrod, president and chief executive officer of Montreal, Maine &
Atlantic said, "We are very pleased to have Joe head our Marketing Department.
His extensive paper industry and rail transportation experience will be
invaluable as we strengthen our business base. We also want to wish Dick a
long and well-deserved retirement. We greatly appreciate all that he has done
during his 15 years with the MMA and predecessor railroads."
Mr. Rushmore joined the former Bangor and Aroostook System in 1993 as VP
Marketing and was named VP Finance and Administration in 2000. He continued in
that capacity after MMA acquired the BAR and other Iron Road rail lines in
January 2003. In November 2003, he became VP, treasurer and secretary and in
September 2005 was appointed VP Marketing, while retaining the post as
Mr. Rushmore previously served as vice president and general manager for
Continental Express and senior vice president of Bar Harbor Airways. He began
his transportation career as a trainmaster for the Pennsylvania Railroad.
Montreal, Maine & Atlantic operates 754 route miles of line in Maine, New
Brunswick, Quebec and Vermont. MMA handles more than 48,000 freight shipments
annually and serves approximately 300 customers. Paper and forest products
account for 60 percent of MMA's volume.
The railway's principal main line is the shortest route between Montreal
and Saint John, New Brunswick, with branch lines to Sainte-Rosalie and
Stanbridge, Quebec and Newport, Vt. Another main line extends from the
U.S.-Canadian border at Madawaska, Maine to the Atlantic coast at Searsport,
Maine, with branch lines to Houlton, Fort Fairfield, Limestone, and Van Buren,
Maine and St. Leonard, New Brunswick. Ample roadway clearances permit MMA to
handle oversized shipments such as double-stack containers, tri-level
automobile cars, and heavy machinery.
MMA began operations in January 2003 and is one of more than 500 smaller
railroads operating in the United States -- many of them formed after passage
of the Staggers Act deregulating railroads in 1980.
For further information:
For further information: Gaynor Ryan, VP Human Resources of Montreal,
Maine & Atlantic Railway, +1-207-848-4352