Kansas City Southern de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (KCSM) announced that David W. Eaton is moving from vice president corporate affairs and right of way protection to vice president sales and marketing, replacing Gloria M. Ballesteros who will remain in her current position until the end of the year then continue as a consultant.
In his new role, Eaton will focus on the KCSM sales and marketing department while providing transitional leadership for the company’s corporate affairs and right of way protection department, which handles the company’s federal, state and local relations program, as well as other right of way protection responsibilities.
After serving as a consultant on the team transitioning TFM to KCSM, Eaton became a full-time KCSM employee in 2005. Prior to that, he was a partner in Monterrey Business Consultants and ran a NAFTA legal think tank at the Technological Institute of Monterrey.
A dual citizen of the U.S. and Mexico, he holds a master's degree in commercial law from Technological Institute of Monterrey, a juris doctorate from the University of Arizona and a bachelors degree in business administration and political science from Northern Arizona University. He is a member of the board of directors of the American Chamber of Commerce-Monterrey Division and chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce International Trade Committee.
During this transition, Edgar Guillaumin will lead the corporate affairs and right of way protection department, working closely with KCSM president and executive representative Jose G. Zozaya as well as Eaton.