Patrick McCrory assumed the role of Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer at Palmetto Railways in 2015 after serving as the organization’s Vice President and Chief Operations Officer.He is currently responsible for all sales & marketing, business development, strategic planning and major project development for Palmetto Railways.
Prior to being employed by Palmetto Railways, Patrick held the positions of Terminal Superintendent for the CSX Intermodal Terminals, Inc. Atlanta Fairburn, Atlanta Hulsey and Charlotte intermodal facilities and Terminal Manager, CSX Intermodal Terminals, Inc. Northwest Ohio Transshipment Hub. Patrick began his career in marine terminals and longshoring with APM Terminals in 2005 serving in a number of management positions including operations, training, safety and human resources throughout the APM Terminals North American network (including Charleston, Charlotte, Portsmouth and Los Angeles) before moving to CSX Intermodal Terminals, Inc. in 2010.
Graduating from the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York, Patrick obtained a Bachelors of Science degree in Logistics and Intermodal Transportation and a United States Coast Guard Third Mate Oceans, Unlimited Tonnage License for Merchant Mariners. Patrick is a nine year veteran of the United States Navy Reserve where he achieved the rank of Lieutenant and served as a Strategic Sealift Officer.
Palmetto Railways is a Class 3 terminal switching shortline railroad located in Charleston, SC serving the Port of Charleston and a number of industries based in the Charleston region with direct access to both Eastern Class I railroads, CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern Railway. Palmetto Railways is an enterprise agency of the State of South Carolina, Department of Commerce.