KCS Appoints New Vice Presidents

Kansas City Southern (KCS) has appointed Ginger Adamiak vice president energy and chemical products and Yesica Gloria Marrufo vice president sales and marketing for industrial and consumer commodity groups in the United States and Mexico.

Adamiak, who previously served as vice president energy, industrial development and innovation, has more than 30 years of experience in sales and marketing, banking and investor relations, with more than 20 years of that experience in the rail industry.

She began her career at KCS in 2006 as director investor relations and 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. Before joining KCS, Adamiak worked at GATX Corporation for nine years. In her new position, she will have the added responsibility for chemical and petroleum in the United States and Mexico. She is based in Kansas City, Mo.

Adamiak 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.

Marrufo, who has more than 20 years of experience in railroads sals and marketing, joined KCS in 1997 and was appointed assistant vice president for the carload sales team in 2008. Most recently, he served as assistant vice president sales for metals, industrial, forest products, chemicals, and petroleum. David Eaton previously led the sales and marketing of these commodity groups before his recent appointment to vice president operations for Kansas City Southern de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. Marrufo is based in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon.

Marrufo earned a Master of Business Administration and a bachelor’s degree in international studies from the UDEM (Universidad de Monterrey) Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. She attended Leadership and Management in a Global Economy (2012) and Harvard Extension Business School at the UDEM.

“Ginger and Yesica are both proven leaders in the company and their fields,” said Mike Naatz, KCS executive vice president and chief marketing officer. “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.”