Monday, August 11, 2014

Maersk’s Hansen, Caterpillar’s Bozung join KCS

Written by  William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
Maersk’s Hansen, Caterpillar’s Bozung join KCS Kansas City Southern
Erik B. Hansen, who has spent more than 25 years in leadership positions at A.P. Moller-Maersk and affiliated companies, has joined Kansas City Southern as Vice President Intermodal. Daniel B. Bozung, who has held positions in marketing, corporate public affairs, and supply chain management at Caterpillar, Inc., has joined KCS as Assistant Vice President Mechanical Operations.

erik-bo-hansenErik Hansen (pictured) is responsible for intermodal sales and marketing and intermodal and automotive operations. He is based in Kansas City and reports to Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing Patrick J. Ottensmeyer.

Hansen most recently served as Managing Director of Maersk Line Middle America, where he managed an organization of 200 people in six countries. Prior to that, he served as Country and Regional Chief Financial Officer for subsidiaries in A.P. Moller-Maersk in the Far East and later in Latin America. In each of these roles, he developed and executed growth and efficiency improvement strategies in a multi-cultural environment.

Hansen holds a graduate diploma in business administration–financial and management accounting from Copenhagen Business School, and has taken courses at IMD in Switzerland, the Columbia Business School in New York, DTU Executive School of Business in Denmark, and the A.P. Moller Shipping Academy. He served as a non-commissioned officer in the Royal Danish Army Artillery. “We are delighted that Erik has joined the KCS management team,” said Mr. Ottensmeyer. “He brings a wealth of experience and leadership across a wide spectrum, including sales, marketing, operations and finance. His expertise in the Mexican intermodal market, in particular, fits very well with KCS’ strategic focus.”

As Assistant Vice President Mechanical Operations, Daniel B. Bozung will lead the development of KCS Railway’s new work management system and implement a technical training program for locomotive mechanics. He is based in Kansas City and reports to Vice President Mechanical Operations Gary Jarboe.

Prior to Caterpillar, Bozung was an active duty Naval Officer and SH-60B “Seahawk” helicopter pilot, having made multiple overseas deployments in support of contingency operations. He continues to serve in the U.S. Navy Reserves. Bozung holds a master of business administration from Harvard Business School and a bachelor of science in political science from the U.S. Naval Academy.

“Dan leads with integrity, while exercising extraordinary business acumen,” said Jarboe. “These are qualities that we always seek in our leadership team, and are especially important during this period of unprecedented growth.”