Vecellio oversees tie and rail production gangs, engineering mechanical functions and engineering standards. In his new role, he assumes additional responsibilities for the Superior Tie & Timber facility in Vivian, La.; planning and administrative functions for the engineering group and support of the engineering functions for KCS' subsidiaries in Mexico and Panama. Vecellio reports to Jeffrey Songer, senior vice president engineering and chief transportation officer.
"Shawn's technical expertise and strong execution and leadership skills make him a natural fit for this position," said Songer.
Vecellio has nearly 18 years of railroad engineering and management experience. He joined KCSR in 2008 from CSX, where he had served as manager of program construction for the Atlanta division. He has also worked for BNSF, Permian Basin Railways and Great Western Railway, serving in roles such as roadmaster and superintendent of operations.