Whatever industry your business is in, you can find a rail expert at KCS to help with your shipping needs. Our teams are led by the following resident experts:
Vice President Sales & Marketing Automotive
Kelley Anderson joined KCS in 2011 and is vice president sales & marketing of the automotive business unit.
In this role, he is responsible for the automotive business unit in the U.S. and coordinates closely with the sales and marketing team at KCS’ Mexican subsidiary.
Kelley has 30 years of transportation experience, having held operations and marketing and sales positions with Burlington Northern Railroad, Southern Pacific and BNSF Railway. He moved to the automotive sector in 2000 with United Parcel Service, later managing their Refrigerated TOFC Division and all rail movements.
Kelley holds a bachelor of science in business administration from the University of North Dakota and studied post graduate at the Northwestern University, Kellogg Business School.
Vice President Sales & Marketing Agriculture
Mike is responsible for the agriculture and minerals business unit in the U.S. and coordinates closely with the sales and marketing team at KCS’ Mexican subsidiary. He joined KCS in 1992 and was promoted to Vice President in 2004.
Mike serves as vice chairman of the Surface Transportation Board’s National Grain Car Council and President of the National Grain and Feed Association’s Arbitration Appeals Committee.
He holds a bachelor's degree in management from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Vice President Sales & Marketing Carload
David joined KCSM in 2005 as vice president corporate affairs and moved to his current position in 2009. In this role, he is responsible for the sales and marketing of the carload business in Mexico and the U.S.
Preceding joining KCSM, David was a professor of international business and law at ITESM and managing partner of the firm Monterrey Business Consultants.
He holds dual citizenship in Mexico and the U.S. and is fluent in both English and Spanish.
David holds a masters’ degree in commercial law from the technological Institute of Monterrey (ITESM) and a juris doctorate from the University of Arizona.
Vice President Sales & Marketing Intermodal
Erik Hansen joined Kansas City Southern in 2014 as vice president of sales & marketing intermodal where he oversees the Intermodal Business Unit including the Operations at the Intermodal and Automotive terminals in both the U.S. and Mexico.
Erik’s background is in international shipping and transportation management having spent almost 25 years with the Danish company, Maersk, including roles as CFO for subsidiaries in Asia and Latin America and lastly as the CEO for Maersk Line’s subsidiaries in Mexico and Central America.
Erik is multilingual and is fluent in Danish, English, and Spanish.
Vice President Sales & Marketing Energy
As the vice president of energy markets & short line partner relations, Darin 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 wind.
Darin has 20 years of transportation experience joining KCS 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 vice president.
Darin 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.
He holds a master of business administration and a bachelor of science in business management.
Vice President Sales & Marketing Business Solutions
Carlos joined KCS in 2012 as vice president sales & marketing Business Solutions and is responsible for customer solutions, sales operations, market research, revenue management, business development and marketing in Mexico and coordinates closely with the team at KCS’ U.S. subsidiary.
He has over 34 years of transportation industry experience, joining KCS from APL Ltd and APL Logistics, where he spent 25 years. He began his career with American Terminal Corporation. His experience ranges from terminal operations, intermodal rail operations, sales and marketing and general management in the U.S. and 15 Latin American countries.
Carlos founded the Mexico Intermodal Transportation Association and was its first president from 1999 to 2002.