KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kansas City Southern (KCS) (NYSE: KSU) has named Gary W. Jarboe vice president mechanical operations for The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR), closely coordinating with the leadership of Kansas City Southern de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (KCSM). He is based in Kansas City and reports to executive vice president and chief operating officer Dave R. Ebbrecht.
“We are excited to have Gary’s expertise to augment the mechanical team, especially as we continue to grow our asset base at record levels,” said Mr. Ebbrecht. “His leadership will be important as we expand operations in both the U.S. and Mexico.”
Mr. Jarboe has over 40 years of transportation experience. Most recently, he was director commercial improvement for Bombardier Transportation. He has also held a variety of operations leadership positions with Southern California Regional Rail Authority, Amtrak and CSX Transportation. He has also been a dealership business owner. Mr. Jarboe holds a bachelor of science in finance from the University of Louisville in Kentucky.
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 KCSR, 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 are primary components of a NAFTA Railway system, linking the commercial and industrial centers of the U.S., Mexico and Canada.