The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

September 24, 2013

Albemarle resident receives appointment to railroad board


Tuesday, September 24, 2013 — Raleigh – The North Carolina Railroad Company (NCRR) has announced the appointment of five new directors to its 13-member board.


The North Carolina Railroad Company is a railroad corporation that owns and manages the 317-mile rail corridor connecting Charlotte with Morehead City.  The State of North Carolina is the company’s sole voting shareholder.


The new directors appointed by Governor Pat McCrory are:


Robert Brown of High Point, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of B&C Associates, Inc., a management consulting, marketing research and public relations firm.


Thomas Glasgow of Morehead City, who has 33 years of commercial construction experience, serving as Vice President and CEO of Clancy and Theys Construction Company’s Virginia Division.  Mr. Glasgow serves as a consultant on matters of construction and business acquisition.


Fred Klein of Charlotte, senior managing partner of Childress Klein Properties, one of the largest commercial real estate developers in the southeast.


Jeffrey (Jeff) Goodman of Asheville, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hedrick Industries, a diversified aggregate products business in North Carolina with headquarters in Salisbury.


In addition to the Governor’s appointees:


James E. Nance was appointed to the NCRR Board by House Speaker Thom Tillis. Mr. Nance, of Albemarle, is the former President of Confederate Chevrolet, which was a family Chevrolet dealership for 75 years and currently is managing member of North State Acquisitions, LLC and North State Negotiations, LLC.


John Pike was re-appointed to the NCRR Board by Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger.  Mr. Pike is director of operations for Goldsboro Milling Company, a feed milling business and a turkey and pork producer. He was first elected to the NCRR Board in 2005.


The directors are appointed to serve four-year terms.


The North Carolina Railroad Company owns and manages the 317-mile corridor extending from the Port of Morehead City to Charlotte.  The railroad carries up to 60 freight trains and 10 passenger trains daily.  NCRR’s mission is to develop the unique North Carolina Railroad assets for the good of the people of North Carolina.  NCRR’s vision is to enable freight to grow business, expand rail to move people and invest in North Carolina.