JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CSX today announced the following organization appointments effective January 1, 2013. Gary Bethel, currently vice president-Mechanical, has been named vice president-Northern Region, succeeding Craig King, who is retiring. He will report to Cindy Sanborn, vice president and chief transportation officer. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Ohio University. Frank Lonegro, currently president of CSX Technology, will succeed Bethel as vice president-Mechanical, reporting to Oscar Munoz, executive vice president and chief operating officer. Lonegro will continue to have responsibility for CSX's implementation of the industry-wide Positive Train Control initiative. He holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Duke University, as well as a law degree and a master's in business administration, both from the University of Florida. Kathleen Brandt, who currently leads the integration of the company's major operating departments and initiatives, will become president of CSX Technology, also reporting to Munoz. She holds a bachelor's degree in computer information systems and a master's in business administration from Jacksonville University. "We continue to build on the strength of our team by putting proven leaders on point for key functions while aggressively developing people for the future," said Munoz. "Gary, Frank and Kathleen represent the best of both of those efforts, and we are delighted to have them in these new roles." About CSX CSX Corporation, based in Jacksonville, Fla., is one of the nation's leading transportation companies, providing rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services. CSX's network spans approximately 21,000 miles, with service to 23 eastern states, the District of Columbia and two Canadian provinces. CSX's network connects more than 240 short line railroads and more than 70 ocean, river, and lake ports. More information about CSX Corporation and its subsidiaries is available at www.csx.com. Like us on Facebook ( http://www.facebook.com/OfficialCSX) and follow us on Twitter ( http://twitter.com/CSX).