Anacostia Rail Holdings has announced the appointments of Kathleen Sackett and Matthew Coduti to management positions at two of the company’s affiliate railroads.
Effective December 4, Sackett has been named director marketing and sales for the Louisville & Indiana Railroad (LIRC) in Jeffersonville, Ind. In her new position, Sackett will report to Anacostia’s Chief Commercial Officer Eric Jakubowski.
Sackett has more than 16 years of rail sales and marketing experience, most recently with Wisconsin & Southern Railroad where she was named director of sales and marketing in 2008 and promoted to director of commercial in 2017. She began her career as an account representative with the SP in 1991, served as a regional account manager in 1992 and in 1993 was promoted to director of national accounts. She was market manager-soda ash at BNSF Railway from 1996 to 1998.
Sackett earned a B.S. degree in marketing and business law from Arizona State University.
On November 20, Coduti was named manager of marketing and sales at Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad (CSS) in Michigan City, Ind. He will report to Greg Dougherty, CSS director of sales and marketing.
Coduti began his career in 2012 as an associate analyst at ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steel and mining company. He advanced to project analyst and purchasing specialist. In 2017, he was promoted to planner, marine and raw material logistics with responsibility for managing rail transportation of raw materials to multiple facilities. He has experience in planning and negotiating initiatives with rail, barge, port, truck and package services.
Coduti earned an M.B.A. at the University of Chicago and a B.S. from Purdue University, majoring in industrial management with a minor in economics.
“Both Katie and Matt have valuable rail logistics experience and are welcome additions to our Anacostia team,” said Jakubowski, who noted that Sackett has strong Class I railroad experience with the Southern Pacific and BNSF and worked for one of the larger short lines in the Midwest. “Matt is very familiar with steel-related commodities, including coal, which are very important to the South Shore,” he added.