Kansas City Southern names Selby to v.p. of energy sales

Kansas City Southern (NYSE: KSU) announced May 3 the promotion of Darin Selby from assistant vice president to vice president energy markets and short line partner relations.

Selby is responsible for the coal business unit, short line partner relations and developing business in the emerging energy markets, such as crude oil, frac sand and alternative energy sources.

“Darin understands the North American energy market well and has been very effective in growing that area of the business,” said KCS executive vice president sales and marketing Patrick Ottensmeyer. “As energy supply chains evolve, his leadership and expertise is helping extend KCS’ reach into new markets and provide logistics solutions to realize the tremendous potential for moving these products and providing related services.”

Selby has 20 years of transportation experience. He was appointed assistant vice president of coal and short line partner relations in 2009, with his energy market responsibilities were expanded in 2011. He joined KCSR in 2001 as assistant trainmaster in Wylie, Texas. He served as assistant director of the Customer Service Center in Shreveport, La. and director of the Account Management Center in Kansas City, Mo. before moving to the coal business unit as general director and then assistant vice president.

Selby is a member of the Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee for the U.S. Surface Transportation Board and the Rail Industry Working Group for the Association of American Railroads.

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 The Kansas City Southern Railway Co., serving the central and south central U.S. Coal for several U.S. power plants transits its system.

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