Thursday, August 09, 2012

KCS promotes Ebbrecht to EVP & COO

Kansas City Southern promoted David Ebbrecht from executive vice president operations to executive vice president and chief operating officer for KCS and its U.S. subsidiary, The Kansas City Southern Railway Company. In this position, Ebbrecht will continue to coordinate closely with the leadership of Kansas City Southern de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. Ebbrecht reports to KCS president and chief executive officer David Starling.

"Dave has done a tremendous job leading KCS' operations group, including transportation and mechanical field operations, network services and planning. With this promotion, we are adding to his responsibilities the engineering group, including design and construction, signals, bridge and track structure," said Starling. "He has a proven track record of success in improving the efficiency of our cross border network and service to customers and we believe that will continue with the addition of these responsibilities."

Ebbrecht has 24 years of transportation industry experience. He joined KCS in 2001 and has held positions in strategic planning, materials logistics, business development, transportation management and network operations. He has also held transportation positions with CSX and the U.S. Army.

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