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Midwest Association of Rail Shippers elects 2018 officers
The new MARS President Harry Zander (left) is congratulated by outgoing president Michael Barth, who was honored for his leadership at the 2018 Winter Meeting in January.
The new MARS President Harry Zander (left) is congratulated by outgoing president Michael Barth, who was honored for his leadership at the 2018 Winter Meeting in January.

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. 


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