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KCS names Hancock executive VP and chief marketing officer

Kansas City Southern yesterday announced that Brian Hancock has been appointed executive vice president and chief marketing officer. He will report to KCS President Patrick Ottensmeyer.

Most recently, Hancock was senior vice president of supply chain for Family Dollar Stores Inc. His experience also includes roles as vice president-global supply chain for Whirlpool Corp., where he led the development of a multimodal, worldwide logistics strategy for the company’s Mexican manufacturing operation; vice president and general manager for Schneider National; and president-North America for The Martin-Brower Co. LLC, a food and materials supplier to McDonald’s restaurants.

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Starling to succeed Haverty as KCS' CEO in August

A leadership transition at Kansas City Southern (KCS) took a large step forward yesterday. The Class I announced its board elected Mike Haverty executive chairman and David Starling, president and chief executive officer, effective Aug. 1.

Currently chairman and CEO, Haverty will continue to concentrate on the company’s strategic direction and oversee long-term business decisions. Currently president and chief operating officer, Starling will succeed Haverty as CEO and report to him. Starling will focus on execution of the company’s long-range plan, as well as oversight and management of all facets of operations, including subsidiaries and affiliates.

Starling joined KCS in July 2008 as president and COO “with the thought in mind that he could succeed me as CEO,” said Haverty in a prepared statement. “After two years, we are ready. David is a great team leader, and I truly believe we have the best management team, both north and south of the border, that we have had in the 15 years I have been associated with KCS.”

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Starling to succeed Haverty as KCS' CEO in August

6/29/2010    Leadership Transition Rail News: Kansas City Southern

A leadership transition at
Kansas City Southern (KCS) took a large step forward yesterday. The Class I announced its board elected Mike Haverty executive chairman and David Starling, president and chief executive officer, effective Aug. 1.

Currently chairman and CEO, Haverty will continue to concentrate on the company’s strategic direction and oversee long-term business decisions. Currently president and chief operating officer, Starling will succeed Haverty as CEO and report to him. Starling will focus on execution of the company’s long-range plan, as well as oversight and management of all facets of operations, including subsidiaries and affiliates.

Starling joined KCS in July 2008 as president and COO “with the thought in mind that he could succeed me as CEO,” said Haverty in a prepared statement. “After two years, we are ready. David is a great team leader, and I truly believe we have the best management team, both north and south of the border, that we have had in the 15 years I have been associated with KCS.”

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KCS adds administrative functions to EVP Erdman's duties

Kansas City Southern recently promoted Warren Erdman from executive vice president of corporate affairs to EVP of administration and corporate affairs, effective April 1. He will report to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mike Haverty.

In addition to his current responsibilities for federal, state and local government and regulatory affairs, corporate communications and community relations, Erdman now will manage administrative functions, including the legal department, claims, real estate, industrial development, facilities and U.S. railroad police security.

Prior to joining KCS in 1997, he was chief of staff for Sen. Christopher Bond (R-Mo.) for 10 years. Erdman also previously served on the staffs of Missouri governors John Ashcroft and Christopher Bond.

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KCS adds administrative functions to EVP Erdman's duties

3/30/2010    People Rail News: Kansas City Southern

Kansas City Southern recently promoted Warren Erdman from executive vice president of corporate affairs to EVP of administration and corporate affairs, effective April 1. He will report to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mike Haverty.

In addition to his current responsibilities for federal, state and local government and regulatory affairs, corporate communications and community relations, Erdman now will manage administrative functions, including the legal department, claims, real estate, industrial development, facilities and U.S. railroad police security.

Prior to joining KCS in 1997, he was chief of staff for Sen. Christopher Bond (R-Mo.) for 10 years. Erdman also previously served on the staffs of Missouri governors John Ashcroft and Christopher Bond.

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