Friday, May 03, 2013

KCS names Selby short line, energy markets VP

Written by  William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
Kansas City Southern has promoted Darin P. Selby to Vice President Energy Markets and Short Line Partner Relations, from his previous position as Assistant Vice President.
Selby is responsible for the Coal Business Unit, Short Line Partner Relations, and developing business in emerging energy markets, such as crude oil, frac sand, and alternative energy sources.

“Darin understands the North American energy market well and has been very effective in growing that area of the business,” said KCS Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing Patrick J. Ottensmeyer. “As energy supply chains evolve, his leadership and expertise is helping extend KCS’ reach into new markets and provide logistics solutions to realize the tremendous potential for moving these products and providing related services.”

Selby has 20 years of transportation experience. He was AVP of coal and short line partner relations in 2009, and his energy market responsibilities were expanded in 2011. He joined KCSR in 2001 as assistant trainmaster in Wylie, Tex. He served as Assistant Director of the Customer Service Center in Shreveport, La., and Director of the Account Management Center in Kansas City, Mo., before moving to the Coal Business Unit as General Director and then AVP. He also held a variety of positions with OmniTRAX Inc. prior to joining the company.

Selby is a member of the Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee for the U.S. Surface Transportation Board and the Rail Industry Working Group for the Association of American Railroads. He holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Emporia State University.