KANSAS CITY, Mo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kansas City Southern (KCS) (NYSE:KSU) today announced the reorganization
of its leadership over the Chemical & Petroleum and Industrial &
Consumer commodity groups. Previously serving as vice president energy,
industrial development and innovation, Ginger Adamiak was appointed vice
president energy and chemical products, adding chemical and petroleum in
the U.S. and Mexico to her responsibilities. She is based in Kansas
City, Mo. Yesica Gloria Marrufo was promoted from assistant vice
president sales for metals, industrial, forest products, chemicals, and
petroleum to vice president sales and marketing for industrial and
consumer products in the U.S. and Mexico. She is based in Monterrey,
Nuevo Leon. The sales and marketing of these commodity groups were
previously led by David Eaton, who was recently appointed vice president
operations for Kansas City Southern de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (KCSM).
“Ginger and Yesica are both proven leaders in the company and their
fields,” said KCS executive vice president and chief marketing officer
Mike Naatz. “Their expertise with multiple commodities and areas of the
company is important as we strive to consistently be the
fastest-growing, best-performing, most customer-focused transportation
provider in North America.”
Ms. Adamiak has over 30 years of experience in sales and marketing,
banking, treasury, investor relations, structured financing, leasing and
market analysis, including over 20 years of rail industry experience.
She joined the company in 2006 as director investor relations. She was
promoted to assistant vice president marketing in 2011, assistant vice
president finance in 2015 and vice president energy, industrial
development and innovation in 2018. Prior to joining KCS, she spent nine
years with GATX Corporation. She holds a master of business
administration in finance and economics from Northwestern University’s
Kellogg School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in finance from the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is fluent in English and
Ms. Gloria Marrufo has over 20 years of experience in railroad sales and
marketing. She joined the company in 1997. Since 2008, she has served as
assistant vice president for the carload sales team. She holds a master
of business administration and a bachelor’s degree in international
studies from the UDEM (Universidad de Monterrey) Monterrey, Nuevo Leon.
She has also attended Leadership and Management in a Global Economy
(2012) and Harvard Extension Business School at the UDEM. She is fluent
in Spanish and English.
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 Company,
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 Panama Canal Railway Company, providing ocean-to-ocean
freight and passenger service along the Panama Canal. KCS’ North
American rail holdings and strategic alliances with other North American
rail partners are primary components of a unique railway system, linking
the commercial and industrial centers of the U.S., Mexico and Canada.
More information about KCS can be found at www.kcsouthern.com.
C. Doniele Carlson, 816-983-1372