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.