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Kansas City Southern promotes EVP Ebbrecht to COO


Yesterday, Kansas City Southern announced it promoted David Ebbrecht from executive vice president of operations to EVP and chief operating officer for KCS and its U.S. subsidiary, the Kansas City Southern Railway Co.

In addition to managing the operations group, he will assume responsibility for the engineering group, including design and construction, signals, bridge and track structure. Ebbrecht also will continue to coordinate closely with Kansas City Southern de México S.A. de C.V. leaders, and report to President and Chief Executive Officer David Starling.

Ebbrecht, who has 24 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 served in various transportation posts with CSX Transportation and the U.S. Army.

“Dave has done a tremendous job leading KCS’ operations group, including transportation and mechanical field operations, network services and planning,” said Starling in a prepared statement. “He has a proven track record of success in improving the efficiency of our cross-border network and service to customers.”

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