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ARTC adds another to its Hunter business

<span class="" id="parent-fieldname-description"> Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) has announced Wayne Johnson as the new general manager for customer service and operations of its Hunter Valley business. </span> <p>ARTC chief executive John Fullerton said the Newcastle-based Johnson was appointed following a highly competitive recruitment search thanks to 20 years of experience at the coal-face and in operations, coal chain optimisation and infrastructure strategy.<br /><br />“ARTC is in a period of growth and change and Wayne will be pivotal in helping the Hunter Valley business deliver exceptional customer, commercial and operational service,” Fullerton said.<br /><br />Johnson will be responsible for optimising network capacity, growing effective commercial and regulatory relationships and increasing customer satisfaction.<br /><br />“Wayne has extensive experience of the Hunter Valley coal chain and its inner workings both as a customer and a coal chain participant,” Fullerton said.<br /><br />“His background and intimate knowledge of the world’s largest export coal chain will prove enormously beneficial to ARTC but more importantly, our customers.”<br /><br />Johnson is currently Capacity Planning Manager at the Hunter Valley Coal Chain Coordinator (HVCCC).<br /><br />Prior to HVCCC Johnson was Operations Manager at Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group (NCIG) and has held a variety of roles with coal mines in Central Queensland and the Hunter Valley.<br /><br />The announcement comes after ARTC announced the appointment of Jonathan Vandervoort as executive general manager of the Hunter Valley business this month and the release of a new company structure in August.<br /><br />“We are focused on continuing to strengthen our performance in the Hunter Valley and Mr Johnson’s role is pivotal to ensure we achieve that by bringing innovation and efficiency to the wider Hunter Valley coal chain,” Fullerton said.<br /><br />Johnson will report directly to Vandervoort and starts with ARTC in January.</p>