CALVERTON, MD, AUGUST 3, 2015 — The Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) announced today that Clarence Gooden, executive vice president & chief commercial officer of CSX Corporation, will be honored with the 2015 IANA Silver Kingpin Award at this year’s Intermodal EXPO in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Gooden will receive his award during the opening session on September 21 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center.
The Silver Kingpin Award, the intermodal industry’s most prestigious, recognizes an individual’s long-term contributions to intermodalism. It was initiated in 1977.
During a career spanning more than 45 years, Gooden has played an integral role in the growth of CSX’s intermodal business, applying a visionary approach while focusing upon customer engagement. From 1993 to 2001 he served as president of CSX Intermodal. Among his accomplishments, Gooden was instrumental in the creation of the NACS free-running container program. He has been equally committed to enabling the success of company partners, and examples of his achievements in this area have included the launch of an annual eBusiness Customer Forum, a first for the industry, as well as improved business-to-business data-sharing.
“Clarence has been instrumental not only in growing CSX, but in helping to advance our industry as a whole,” said Joni Casey, IANA President and CEO. “His dedication and commitment to intermodalism has made him a strong advocate for our association.”
Gooden served two terms on the IANA board of directors and is active in several other industry and community organizations, including the National Freight Transportation Association, the TTX Corporation, the Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art and the National Association of Manufacturers.
IANA is North America's only industry trade association that represents the combined interests of the intermodal freight industry. The association’s mission is to promote the growth of efficient intermodal freight transportation through innovation, education and dialogue. The association offers valuable information and services specific to the intermodal industry encompassing consensus business solutions that facilitate: operations, regulatory compliance, and policy issue management. IANA's membership roster of over 1,000 members represents the diverse companies critical to moving freight efficiently and safely. IANA provides a discussion forum for the many types of stakeholders along the supply chain, resulting in a strong unified voice advocating the needs of intermodal freight transportation. For more information, visit www.intermodal.org.