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Kansas City Southern promotes Songer to VP, chief engineer

Kansas City Southern has promoted Jeff Songer from assistant vice president of planning and administration for the U.S. engineering department to vice president and chief engineer of KCS’ U.S. subsidiary. He succeeds John Jacobsen, who recently retired after 42 years of service.

Songer will report to Executive Vice President of Operations David Ebbrecht and closely coordinate U.S. functions with the leaders of KCS' Mexican subsidiary.

Songer joined the Kansas City Southern Railway Co. in 2005. Prior to that, he served the construction and finance industries in various capacities for 12 years.

“Jeff has significant project management expertise, and has consistently demonstrated effective execution and leadership,” said Ebbrecht in a prepared statement.

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