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Ronald Batory

Ronald Batory 

President & Chief Operating Officer

Consolidated Rail Corporation

DTI Board Member


Ronald L. Batory is a career professional with more than 45 years of field and system experience in the railroad industry, serving in various administrative and operating management positions of considerable responsibility. He spent the first 23 years of his career working for both eastern and western Class 1 railroads in addition to serving a court appointed Trustee's successful oversight of regional railroad bankruptcy.

Then in 1994 he was appointed President of The Belt Railway Company of Chicago, a multiple owned subsidiary of then nine (9) competing Class 1 carriers. His leadership success of serving their needs in Chicago Gateway led to CSX and Norfolk Southern Corporation later recruiting him to Consolidated Rail Corporation in preparation of their STB approved partitioning of eastern carrier and establishing what is now commonly known as the Shared Assets Areas. Accomplishment of that unique task in providing a plane of equality for joint competition later favored him in being appointed to his last position of President & Chief Operating Officer for the entire corporate entity.

Ron is a graduate of Adrian College, Adrian, Michigan, with a B.A. degree along with an M.A degree from Eastern Michigan University. He serves on various governing boards associated within the sectors of both industry and education.

Family residency is in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his wife, Barbara.