KCS announces new positions for Hancock, Naatz

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Southern today announced the appointment of Brian D. Hancock as executive vice president and chief innovation officer and Michael J. Naatz as executive vice president and chief marketing officer. Both appointments are effective Oct. 1.

Hancock has been executive vice president and chief marketing officer since 2015, and previously held executive positions at Family Dollar Stores, The Martin-Brower Co., Whirlpool Corp., and Schneider National.

Naatz has been KCS’ senior vice president and chief information officer since May 2012. His previous executive experience includes positions at USF Holland and YRCW. He succeeds Hancock, who moves into a newly created role.

“We are extremely fortunate to be able to make this move with such talented, experienced and versatile leaders as Brian and Mike,” KCS President and CEO Patrick J. Ottensmeyer said in a press release. “I am confident that these appointments will further strengthen our executive leadership team, allow Brian and Mike to apply their diverse skills and experiences in new and exciting ways, and keep KCS on track to fulfill our vision to be the fastest-growing, best-performing, most customer-focused transportation company in North America. In addition to their respective qualifications for their new roles, both Brian and Mike are supported by strong and tenured teams at the next level of senior management.”

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