Kansas City, Mo., May 3, 2013 – Kansas City Southern (KCS) (NYSE: KSU) today announced the promotion of Darin P. Selby from assistant vice president to vice president energy markets and short line partner relations. Mr. 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 J. 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.”
Mr. Selby has 20 years of transportation experience. He was appointed assistant vice president of coal and short line partner relations in 2009, and 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. He has also held a variety of positions with OmniTRAX Inc. prior to joining the company.
Mr. 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.
Mr. Selby holds a master of business administration and a bachelor of science in business management from Emporia State University.
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 Kansas City Southern de Mexico, S.A. de C.V., 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 are primary components of a NAFTA Railway system, linking the commercial and industrial centers of the U.S., Mexico and Canada.