Kansas City Southern appointed Carlos Velez to vice president business solutions and marketing. In this position, he leads the business development, customer solutions, market research and sales force performance functions and reports to KCS executive vice president sales and marketing Patrick Ottensmeyer.
“Carlos brings a wealth of international transportation and logistics experience to Kansas City Southern,” said Ottensmeyer. “His sales and marketing, operations and general management credentials are impressive and his reputation and credibility in the market, particularly in Mexico, where he founded the Mexico Intermodal Transportation Association, will be of tremendous value to KCS.”
Velez has more than 30 years of transportation industry experience, the past 25 of which he spent with divisions of APL in the northeast, southeast and West Coast portions of the U.S., as well as Mexico. Most recently, he served as vice president and managing director of APL Latin America where he provided oversight to operations, business development, sales and marketing, administration, customer satisfaction and the profit and loss of all integrated (ocean and land) transportation services.