Kansas City Southern and its subsidiaries today announced the appointment of Gil A. Niesen, Jr. as assistant vice president sales operations and administration for the intermodal and automotive business unit. He is responsible for managing strategic sales projects, intermodal and automotive sales operations activity, and long-term planning for the business unit.

‘Gil brings a unique blend of process and strategic management skills to KCS that will be invaluable as we grow our intermodal and automotive service portfolio,’ said Brian Bowers, senior vice president intermodal and automotive.

Mr. Niesen joins KCS from Schneider National, Inc. where he spent 18 years in a variety of operations, logistics and customer service positions. Most recently as director business development, he led the implementation of domestic and international wholesale channels. Mr. Niesen holds a masters degree from Ave Maria University, a bachelor of arts from St. Norbert College and a certificate of logistics management from The Logistics Institute of Georgia Tech University.