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Operating Leadership Change to Strengthen Kansas City Southern’s Crossborder Network

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Operating Leadership Change to Strengthen Kansas City Southern’s Crossborder Network

Operating Leadership Change to Strengthen Kansas City Southern’s Crossborder Network

KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kansas City Southern (KCS) (NYSE:KSU) announced today that David R. Ebbrecht, vice president transportation for The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR) has accepted the position of senior vice president operations for Kansas City Southern de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (KCSM). Based in Monterrey, N.L., Mr. Ebbrecht will report to KCSM president and executive representative Jose G. Zozaya, closely coordinating with KCSR executive vice president and chief operating officer Scott E. Arvidson.

“In his previous role, Dave has proven his ability to execute effective change management with a systemwide implementation of an operating methodology focused on sustainable, measurable operating results,” said Mr. Arvidson. “We look forward to the implementation of this methodology on KCSM, with a goal of achieving continuous operating performance improvements, greater synergies and economies of scale between the two railroads.”

“Our ability to enhance operating performance on both sides of the border will strengthen KCSM and KCSR’s crossborder network and soldify our position as a world class, international rail network,” said Mr. Zozaya. “On behalf of the employees of KCSM, I am pleased to welcome Dave to the team.”

Former KCSM senior vice president operations William H. Nolen has accepted a new position as executive representative for KCS. Based in Laredo, Texas, he will report to KCS president and chief operating officer David L. Starling.

“In this new role, Bill will be in a position to lend his railroad expertise to a variety of special projects for KCSR, KCSM and Panama Canal Railway Company (PCRC),” said Mr. Starling.

With 36 years as a railroader, Mr. Nolen has served as KCSM’s senior vice president operations since October 2007. Prior to his most recent role, he also served as vice president transportation for KCSM.

“Bill was instrumental in the implementation of the Management Control System on KCSM and has been a key contributor to the development of KCSM’s operations,” said Mr. Zozaya. “We look forward to his continued leadership on special projects.”

The new vice president transportation for KCSR will be announced in the coming weeks.

Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., KCS is a transportation holding company that has railroad investments in the U.S., Mexico and Panama. Its primary U.S. holding is KCSR, serving the central and south central U.S. Its international holdings include KCSM, serving northeastern and central Mexico and the port cities of Lázaro Cárdenas, Tampico and Veracruz, and a 50 percent interest in PCRC, providing ocean-to-ocean freight and passenger service along the Panama Canal. KCS' North American rail holdings and strategic alliances are primary components of a NAFTA Railway system, linking the commercial and industrial centers of the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

Business Wire

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