VIDEO: Pat Ottensmeyer, 2020 Railroader of the Year

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
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The 57th annual recipient of Railway Age’s Railroader of the Year Award is Kansas City Southern President and Chief Executive Officer Patrick J. Ottensmeyer, a leader in positioning North American railroads as a critical part of the globally competitive, integrated supply chain. In this interview with Railway Age Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono, Ottensmeyer talks about his efforts on behalf of the North American rail industry to support mutually beneficial trade and robust economic growth to help ensure that the rail industry has a voice, working with public- and private-sector leaders to strengthen bilateral commercial ties.

At Kansas City Southern, Ottensmeyer’s leadership has produced efficient and fluid operations on the railroad’s cross-border and northern Mexico corridors. Ottensmeyer has also been instrumental in KCS’s adoption of advanced technologies.


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