Wednesday, August 12, 2009

KCS reshuffles operations management

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Kansas City Southern announced Wednesday that it has assigned broadened responsibilities to David R. Elbrecht, former vice president transportation of the Kansas City Southern Railway Co. (KCSR), who on July 24 was appointed senior vice president operations of Kansas City Southern de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (KCSM).

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"Mr. Ebbrecht will remain in the United States as senior vice president operations and continue to direct KCSR's rail operations as a result of the departure of Scott E. Arvidson, KCSR's former executive vice president and chief operating officer," said Wednesday's announcement. "Mr. Ebbrecht will report to David L. Starling, president and chief executive officer of KCSR and president and chief operating officer of KCS." No reason was given for Arvidson's departure.

William H. Nolen, senior vice president operations of KCSM, will remain in this role and direct the operations of KCSM. He will continue to report to Jose G. Zozaya, president and executive representative of KCSM.