Watco Companies named Dan Smith Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (EVP, COO). In this position, Dan will be responsible for overseeing the operational performance, organizational development and process improvements of Watco's Operating Divisions.
Smith’s scope of responsibilities will include the Transportation Division, the Terminal and Port Services Division, Safety, Service Assurance, Track and Locomotive services. As COO, he will provide leadership to Watco’s strategic planning process, assist with execution of improvement initiatives and provide coordination to the senior management teams within Watco.
Since joining Watco in 2009, Smith has served in the roles of president of Watco Terminal and Port Services, senior vice president-Greens Port Industrial Park and vice president of Real Estate.