CHICAGO—February 21, 2018 (James Street Media Services)—The Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS) elected its 2018 slate of officers at the annual winter meeting earlier in January.
The 2018 MARS officers are:
President: Harry Zander, Trinity Rail, Chicago, Illinois
First Vice President: Tom Surma, Ingredion, Westchester, Illinois
Second Vice President: Stefan Loeb, Watco Companies, Downers Grove, Illinois
Newly elected to the MARS Executive Committee are: Luke Jones, GATX, Chicago, Illinois; Katie Tamisiea, Union Pacific Railroad, Chicago, Illinois; Kevin Zimski, Cargill, Wayzata, Minnesota; Robert Babcock, Indiana Rail Road, Indianapolis, Indiana; Chad Hartwig, Fairmount Sanitrol, Wedron, Illinois; Michael Kelly, Freight Car America, Chicago, Illinois; Matt O'Kray, Canadian Pacific Railroad, Chicago, Illinois; and Dave Murawski, Union Tank Car, Chicago, Illinois.
An outstanding attendance of 850 marked the two-day 2018 Winter Meeting in Lombard, Illinois, where the officers were elected. MARS 2018 Annual Summer Meeting will be held ?July 16-17 at the Grand Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Information will be available at www.mwrailshippers.com in the coming months.
About The Midwest Association of Rail Shippers?The Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS) is one of five regional North American associations under the North American Rail Shippers (NARS) national organization. Headquartered in the Chicago area,? MARS provides an open forum for discussion and resolution of rail transportation issues by bringing? railroads, shippers, receivers, and rail supply companies together twice annually for formal meetings in the Chicago area.? To review the most recent meeting presentations, and to inquire about MARS membership, please? visit the MARS website at www.mwrailshippers.com.