Patriot Rail and Ports has appointed Paul D. Tonsager as its Chief Commercial Officer.
Tonsager will oversee all commercial efforts related to the transportation, services and ports business units across Patriot Company’s business platform. More specifically, his scope of responsibilities will “cover the growth of industrial development projects, as well as M&A activities and further leverage strategic organizational capabilities by aligning and refocusing the commercial group.”
Tonsager comes to Patriot from CN Rail, where he most recently was responsible for U.S. Business Development and Shortline engagement. Prior to that he ran CN Worldwide North America, Marketing and Sales for CN’s 31 warehouse and distribution facilities, Aquatrain, and CN’s Machinery and Dimensional business. Tonsager has broad international experience, moving to Shanghai to launch and develop CN’s presence in Asia. He previously worked for Maersk and Crowley Maritime.
Tonsager received a BA in Marketing from Miami University of Ohio and an MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
“Paul brings a wealth of knowledge to the organization for both the rail and port side,” said John Fenton, Patriot CEO. “His depth of experience in this industry will help us build upon our momentum as an industry leader, execute our current ventures and plan for new commercial opportunities in the future. We are excited to have an executive of his caliber join our team.”