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Meet Our Board

MARS’ leadership is comprised of senior executives who represent industry and carrier partners from across the Midwest region. We are indebted to these leaders who are dedicated to the growth and success of the organization in service to our members.

Officers

Committee Chairman

Kathy Bathurst

CSX Transportation

Publicity & Technology Committee

Carrie Evans

Iowa Interstate Railroad

Membership & Scholarship Committee

Michael Manetta

Sherwin-Williams

Young Professionals Committee

Matt O'Kray

Genesee & Wyoming Railrail Services

Young Professionals & Executive Committee Sponsor Committee

Thomas Surma

Ingredion, Inc

Nominating Committee

Executive Committee

Robert Babcock

Indiana Rail Road

Michael Barth

United Sugars

Kathy Bathurst

CSX Transportation

Steve Blinn

Norfolk Southern

Melissa Cohen

Styrolution America, LLC

Rob Cook

Bunge North America

Al Deasy

CSX Transportation

Carrie Evans

Iowa Interstate Railroad

Luke Galat

Packaging Corporation of America

Chad Hartwig

Greenbrier Companies

Luke Jones

GATX

Michael Jones

North Dakota Mill

Gary Kearby

Wells Fargo Rail

Steve Kirk

Oakley Transport

Stefan Loeb

Watco Companies, LLC

Craig Longardner

Steel Dynamics, Inc

Frank Meidl

Raven Logistics

David Murawski

Union Tank Car Company

Matt O'Kray

Genesee & Wyoming Railrail Services

Nicholas Pagano

Kansas City Southern

William Schauer

Midwest Association of Rail Shippers

Thomas Surma

Ingredion, Inc

Katie Tamisiea

Union Pacific Railroad

Bryan Vaughan

VTG Rail

Harry Zander

TrinityRail

Kevin Zimski

Cargill

Past Presidents

Thomas Surma

Immediate Past President

Ingredion, Inc

Harry Zander

2018 Past President

TrinityRail

Michael Barth

2017 Past President

United Sugars

Michael Jones

2016 Past President

North Dakota Mill

George Macko

2015 Past President

Sco-Pro

Tom Tisa

2014 Past President

CSX Transportation

Lisa Longtin

2013 Past President

Grain Processing

Dan Murray

2012 Past President

CSX Transportation

Randy Worth

2011 Past President

Merchants Distribution Services

Patrick Coseglia

2010 Past President

Norfolk Southern Corporation

Craig Longardner

2009 Past President

Steel Dynamics, Inc

Frank Meidl

2008 Past President

Raven Logistics

Gordon Gustafson

2007 Past President

A&R Logistics

Bernie Thomas

2006 Past President

Packaging Corporation Of America

Bob Edwards

2005 Past President

Eastern Transportation & Logistics

Charles Burdic

2003 Past President

CIT Rail

Bill Schauer

1997 Past President

Wisconsin Central Ltd

Tom Durian

1996 Past President

Froedtert Malt

Dennis Daniels

1995 Past President

USL Capital

Richard Grossman

1994 Past President

CNW Historical Society

Gerald Unruh

1993 Past President

Ladish Malt

Bob Dwyer

1992 Past President

Northbrook Rail

John Dobrzynski

1991 Past President

Chicago Board Of Trade

Jim Malloy

1990 Past President

WSOR

Ron Hazlett

1989 Past President

Hub City North Central

Jim Pratt

1988 Past President

BNSF

Terry Voss

1987 Past President

United Purchasers Association

Bob Beck

1986 Past President

ATSF

Jack Cunningham

1985 Past President

Bethlehem Steel

Harry Peterson

1984 Past President

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