New MARS President Tom Surma, right, is congratulated by outgoing president Harry Zander, who was honored for his leadership at the 2019 Winter Meeting in January.

Midwest Association of Rail Shippers elects 2019 Officers

The Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS) elected its 2019 slate of officers at the annual winter meeting earlier in January.

The 2019 MARS officers are: President Tom Surma, Ingredion, Westchester, Illinois; First Vice President Stefan Loeb, Watco Companies, Downers Grove, Illinois; and Second Vice President Carrie Evans, Iowa Interstate Railroad, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

D’Andrae Larry of BNSF was newly elected to the MARS Executive Committee.

An outstanding attendance of 850 marked the two-day 2019 Winter Meeting in Lombard, Illinois, where the officers were elected. MARS 2019 Annual Summer Meeting will be held July 15–16 at the Grand Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Information will be available at in the coming months.