Ronald Penelton

Ronald Penelton

Summary

CORE STRENGHTS & COMPENTENCIES

                            Business Case DevelopmentNegotiationProject Management

Strategic PlanningChange ManagementResearch

Real Estate Lease/SalesProblem SolvingProcess Improvement

Objective

Achieve a career change into a challenging position that will fully utilize newly acquired, and academically enhanced managerial and leadership abilities. Ready to use transferable skills forged from hard work and learning opportunities.  Currently a twenty year veteran in the fast paced operations of a Fortune 500 class 1 railroad, responsible for the safe and on time movements of multi-million dollar mineral, agricultural, metals, consumer goods, forest, paper, chemical, automotive and intermodal shipments by rail.

Personal Quote

“Good leaders are made not born. If you have the desire and willpower, you can become an effective leader. Good leaders develop through a never ending process of self-study, education, training, and experience” (Author Unknown)

Work History

Work History
Oct 2000 - Present

Rail Traffic Controller

CSX Transportation

- Direct and coordinate the safe movement of railroad traffic, and supervise on-track workforces from our Divisional Operations Center.

- Responsible for the efficient crewing of originating and relay trains, and also coordinates the proper balancing of crews to maintain operational congruency and budgetary control, during normal shift operations.

- Communicates with the proper personnel to devise strategies for the most effective and cost saving movement of high value trains.

- Proven team player and respected achiever.

- Ancillary duties include supervise, strategic planning, long-range planning, cost control and to make go/no-go decisions

Major Accomplishment – Selected for the CSX Associate Development program (November 2007 to November 2008).  Privileged to work with an Assistant Divisional Manager, in a mentoring setting, in which we focused on networking, goal setting, project management, process improvement (Six Sigma), strategic planning, presentation skills, team building, leadership, communication and human relations.

Aug 1989 - Oct 2000

Terminal Rail Traffic Controller

Norfolk Southern Railroad

- Maintained safe and efficient movement of railroad traffic, and supervision of workforces on a specified territory.

- Assigned group assisted with daily strategic planning for the movements of train and railway forces within our specified territory.

- One of many important responsibilities was to communicate daily with local fortune 500 industries regarding rail movements, such as Ford and GM.

- Completed ISO 9002 certification training. 

- Achievements included creating a work procedure manual for new employees in our yard office, and assisting with improving customer relations within our terminal. 

Jun 1986 - Jul 1989

Sales / Customer Service

TCI Cable Vision

- Served as marketing representative responsible for direct sales and securing easements.

- Assigned group performed customer service in a call center environment.

-  Responsible for troubleshooting customer problems and dispatching service personnel

Skills

Skills

Interpersonal Relationship

• Dale Carnegie Course: Effective Communications and Human Relations Certificate (November 2008)  

Programming Languages

• Assembly • Basic • Cobol • Fortran • RPG

Pilot

• Accomplished student pilot (flew solo cross-country in a Cessna 172 Skyhawk airplane)  

All Microsoft Office Programs

• Project Management • Word • Excel • PowerPoint • Publisher • Access

Six Sigma

• Six Sigma Black Belt Expert Rating Certificate (November 2008)  

Project Management

• Project Management Expert Rating Certificate (August 2008)  

Disaster Housing Inspector

• Disaster Housing Inspector (FEMA Contractor) ACEII Certificate (November 2001) • Disaster Housing Inspector (FEMA Contractor) ACEIII Certificate (January 2004)  

Real Estate Broker

• Licensed in Indiana as a Commercial/Residential Real Estate Broker (April 2001 to present) • Licensed in Illinois as a Commercial/Residential Real Estate Broker (August 2001 to present)  

Education

Education
Dec 2008

Masters Degree

Coursework: Theory and Practices of Leadership / Legal Issues for Managers / Finance for Managers / Advanced Marketing Management / Managerial Economics / Human Relations and Organizational Behavior / Managerial Ethics / Communication in Organizational Settings / Motivation Development and Change / Management of International Business / Strategy Formulation

Dec 2004

Bachelor of Science

May 2001

Associate of Science

Lewis & Clark Community College
May 1984

Associate of Applied Science

Lewis & Clark Community College