Kansas City Southern names new v.p. of sales and marketing

Kansas City Southern (NYSE: KSU), a major hauler of coal, said Oct. 1 that Stephen Schollaert is its new vice president sales and marketing.

In this position, he leads the carload business unit for The Kansas City Southern Railway Co. (KCSR) and reports to KCS Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing Patrick Ottensmeyer.

“We are pleased to announce that Steve Schollaert has joined our sales and marketing team,” said Ottensmeyer. “Our customers are increasingly challenging us to design more complex and far-reaching logistics solutions. With his extensive experience in transportation and supply chain leadership, and impressive executive management and educational background, Steve will help us move KCS to an even higher level of performance in a very competitive marketplace.”

Schollaert has over 32 years of transportation and logistics experience. Most recently, he served as senior executive vice president Transpacific and Latin American trades, where he was responsible for a $2.8bn business unit. He spent a total of 23 years with American President Lines (APL), holding a variety of positions such as president of APL Terminals, vice president Asia Europe trade and vice president strategic management based in Singapore and vice president operations and logistics based in London. He began his career in transportation and operations management at the Burlington Northern railroad.

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.

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