Edward F. “Ed” Boyle Jr. became Vice President Engineering to replace Phil Merilli upon Mr. Merilli’s retirement from the company on May 1, 2019. Boyle reports to Chief Operating Officer Michael J. “Mike” Wheeler. Boyle is responsible for the design, construction, inspection, and maintenance of railroad infrastructure, including track, bridges, and vehicle fleet. Boyle joined Norfolk Southern Corporation in 1994 as an Engineering Management Trainee. He has held positions of increasing responsibility in both the engineering and transportation departments. Since October 2015, he had served in the Engineering Department as Assistant Vice President Maintenance of Way and Structures. He has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and is currently involved in the North American Chief Engineers (NACE) and Railway Technology Working Committee (RTWC).