Stu Towner has been promoted to the position of assis¬tant vice president of operations for Watco Transportation Services. Towner will be responsible for the continued development and improvement of safety, service, growth, people and efficiency in all areas of WTS. He will be responsible for and participate in, due diligence and transition of new acquisitions within WTS.
He will also have direct supervision and responsibility for training and mentoring the two operations specialist positions.
Towner began his railroad career with Watco in 2004 as an RMI Administer. He has been with Watco for eight years and held a number of positions within the finance, opera¬tions and IT departments. He most recently served as director of operations, finance. He was responsible for analyzing operating performance and working with regional management teams to improve efficiency and create sustainable value added operating practices.