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KCS names Hancock executive VP and chief marketing officer


Kansas City Southern yesterday announced that Brian Hancock has been appointed executive vice president and chief marketing officer. He will report to KCS President Patrick Ottensmeyer.

Most recently, Hancock was senior vice president of supply chain for Family Dollar Stores Inc. His experience also includes roles as vice president-global supply chain for Whirlpool Corp., where he led the development of a multimodal, worldwide logistics strategy for the company’s Mexican manufacturing operation; vice president and general manager for Schneider National; and president-North America for The Martin-Brower Co. LLC, a food and materials supplier to McDonald’s restaurants.

"Brian's in-depth knowledge of the North American transportation network, along with his extensive experience managing complex global supply chains, will provide Kansas City Southern with the expertise and leadership necessary to expand its services and logistical solutions to its customers," said Ottensmeyer in a press release. "His understanding of U.S./Mexico cross-border logistics and KCS’ rail network will be an invaluable resource both for our company and our customers."