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FOUR VICE PRESIDENTS ELECTED BY CONRAIL BOARD

 FOUR VICE PRESIDENTS ELECTED BY CONRAIL BOARD
 PHILADELPHIA, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Consolidated Rail Corporation


(NYSE: CRR) (Conrail) announced that its board of directors today elected Richard S. Pyson, John M. Samuels, John T. Bielan Jr., and John R. Nussrallah to new positions, effective immediately.
 Pyson and Nussrallah were elected to the new positions of vice president-transportation and vice president-mechanical, respectively. Samuels was elected vice president-engineering, succeeding Pyson, and Bielan becomes vice president-continuous quality improvement, suceeding Samuels. Bielan reports to James A. Hagen, Conrail's chairman, president and chief executive officer. Pyson, Nussrallah and Samuels report to Donald A. Swanson, senior vice president-operations.
 Bielan most recently has served as assistant vice president- automotive, and during his tenure in that post Conrail has earned quality awards from auto industry customers and rail industry recognition for its innovative programs. Among the honors have been Ford Motor Company's Rail Quality Carrier Award, Chrysler Corporation's Pentastar Award, and two awards in the annual Golden Freight Car competition sponsored by Railway Age/Modern Railroads magazine.
 "The quality achievements of the automotive group make Jay Bielan a logical successor to John Samuels in continuing our commitment to continuous quality improvement," said Hagen.
 Bielan began his railroad career in 1969 with the Penn Central, a Conrail predecessor, after receiving a bachelor of science degree in marketing from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rutherford, N.J. He has held various positions in the marketing and sales department at Conrail.
 Samuels, who has served as leader of Conrail's continuous quality improvement process since its inception two years ago, joined Conrail in 1978 and, among other capacities, has served as assistant vice president-engineering/design and assistant vice president-industrial engineering. He holds a bachelor's degree from General Motors Institute in industrial engineering and master of science and doctoral degrees in engineering from The Pennsylvania State University, where he also served in a teaching and research capacity.
 Pyson began his career in 1964 with the Pennsylvania Railroad, also a Conrail predecessor. At Conrail, he has served in a variety of engineering and operating positions, including chief regional engineer, division superintendent, regional superintendent-transportation, chief engineer-communications & signals, and assistant vice president- engineering/maintenance. He is a graduate of Ohio State University, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering.
 Nussrallah, most recently assistant vice president, will continue to serve as Conrail's chief mechanical officer. He began his railroad career in 1967 with the New York Central System, also a Conrail predecessor. At Conrail, he has held various positions in the mechanical department, including general mechanical superintendent- shops, at Altoona, Pa. He holds a bachelor of science degree from Cleveland State University.
 Conrail operates a rail-freight transportation network in 14 Northeastern and Midwestern states, the District of Columbia, and the Province of Quebec.
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