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3/1/2011



Rail News: Kansas City Southern

KCS promotes three senior execs to EVP, SVP posts


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Kansas City Southern recently promoted three senior-level executives. The Class I appointed David Ebbrecht executive vice president of operations for KCS and its U.S. subsidiaries; John Jacobsen, senior VP and chief engineer for U.S. subsidiaries; and Oscar Del Cueto, SVP of operations.

Most recently SVP of operations, Ebbrecht will closely coordinate operations with Kansas City Southern de México S.A. de C.V. (KCSM) leaders and report to KCS President and Chief Executive Officer David Starling. Ebbrecht, who has 23 years of transportation industry experience, joined KCS in 2001 and since has held various positions in strategic planning, materials logistics, business development, transportation management and network operations. He previously held various transportation positions with CSX Corp. and the U.S. Army.
 
Most recently VP and chief engineer, Jacobsen also will closely coordinate functions with KCSM leaders and report to Starling. Jacobsen has 40 years of rail industry experience and re-joined KCS in 2008 as VP and chief engineer; he held the same position from 1993 to 2001. He previously provided consultation to KCS subsidiary Superior Tie and Timber and was integral to the rebuilding of the Panama Canal Railway, according to KCS. Jacobsen also has held various engineering positions with MidSouth Railroad (which KCS purchased in 1993) and Illinois Central Railroad.

Del Cueto — who joined KCSM in 1997 and since has held a number of transportation positions — will coordinate functions with Ebbrecht. Del Cueto most recently was VP of operations.


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