Michael Haverty | Jerry Heavin | Arthur Shoener | Owen Zidar
Kansas City Southern has elected Arthur Shoener
as executive vice president and COO, and as president and CEO of Kansas City Southern Railway Co.
and Texas-Mexican Railway
, both units of KC Southern.
will manage all of KC Southern's rail holdings within the United States.He
also will advise in the oversight of Mexico's largest railroad, Grupo TFM, which KC Southern
said on Dec. 15 it had reached a deal to buy, and the Panama Canal Railway Co.
, which operates across the isthmus of Panama. Shoener, 57, has been the owner of Shoener Consulting, based in Fishers, Ind., since 1997, KC Southern spokesman Bill Galligan said.
...Shoener has worked in the transportation industry since 1968, when he started in the management training program at Missouri Pacific Railroad Co.He subsequently held a variety of operations positions with the company and was general manager of its eastern region in 1982, when Union Pacific Railroad Co. bought Missouri Pacific. He took positions of increased authority at Union Pacific, and in 1991 he was named as executive vice president of operations for its entire rail system.He
held that job until 1997.
Also Monday, KC Southern
announced the restructuring of KC Southern Railway's
management team with the arrival of Shoener