Wednesday, November 14, 2012

KCS’s Haverty receives Syracuse University Salzberg Medallion

Written by  William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
Left to right: Jason Seidl and Mike Haverty Left to right: Jason Seidl and Mike Haverty Susan Kahn Photography

Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management recently presented Kansas City Southern Executive Chairman Mike Haverty with the prestigious Harry E. Salzberg Memorial Program Medallion, which recognizes achievements in supply chain management.

Jason H. Seidl, a Director Dahlman Rose & Company, a Railway Age Contributing Editor, and President of the Syracuse University Franklin Supply Chain Advisory Board, presented the award. Also honored was Don Ralph, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain and logistics at Staples, Inc. Past recipients of the Salzberg medallion include such transportation luminaries as CSX’s Michael Ward, and J.B. Hunt.

Haverty, Railway Age’s 2001 Railroader of the Year, is a fourth-generation railroader who began his career with Missouri Pacific Railroad Company in 1963. In 1970, he moved to the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway, where he held various operating positions before serving as President and Chief Operating Officer from 1989 to 1991. In 1995, Haverty was named as a Director and Executive Vice President of Kansas City Southern Industries, Inc. and a Director, President, and CEO of The Kansas City Southern Railway Company. Today, in addition to serving as Executive Chairman of Kansas City Southern, Haverty is Chairman of KCSR and Kansas City Southern de Mexico, S.A de C.V., as well as Co-chairman of the Panama Canal Railway Company.