May 10, 2019
Kansas City, Mo., May 10, 2019. 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 Spanish.
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
Contact: C. Doniele Carlson, 816-983-1372