April 12, 2010
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Fenton Is New Head of Metrolink
The Southern California Regional Rail Authority, which operates Metrolink commuter rail in the Los Angeles region, named John E. Fenton as its new chief executive officer, effective April 16. He succeeds Eric Haley, who held the position on an interim basis.
Fenton comes to Metrolink from CIH Capital Partners, an investment bank he served as an operating partner. Earlier he was president and chief executive officer of OmniTRAX Inc., a Denver-based transportation services company offering a broad range of customized solutions to the industrial and transportation sectors. His rail experience includes serving as general manager/vice president of the Canadian National Railway and vice president of the Kansas City Southern Railway and Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, which later became part of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway.
Board Chairman Keith Millhouse said: “With a unique combination of experience operating rail services and serving at the highest level of executive management, Mr. Fenton is well prepared to ensure passenger safety and service in our complex railroad operating environment.”