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Kansas City Southern Appoints Wayne Godlewski Vice President Information Technology

The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR) has appointed Wayne Godlewski vice president information technology. Mr. Godlewski is based in Kansas City, Mo. and reports to senior vice president and chief information officer Michael Naatz.

“Over the coming months, Wayne will assume responsibilities to direct, plan, organize and manage all activities of the IT Department. He will ensure the effective, efficient and secure operation of IT assets in support of accomplishing the company’s business objectives,” said Mr. Naatz. “This change will allow me more time to focus on other areas of the business, including Business Process Improvement and the IT aspects of Positive Train Control.”

Mr. Godlewski has over 25 years of professional experience in software development and IT leadership. Most recently, he served as vice president for Assurant Employee Benefits. He has also held leadership positions with Sprint, Lucent Technologies and Eastman Kodak. He brings experience with IT governance, implementation of ITIL® best practices, legacy modernization and leadership development.

Mr. Godlewski holds bachelor of science degrees in computer science and mathematics from State University of New York College at Potsdam. He is a certified trainer in the “Crucial Conversations” methodology and has four U.S. patents for software developed at Eastman Kodak.

Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., Kansas City Southern (KCS) (NYSE:KSU) is a transportation holding company that has railroad investments in the U.S., Mexico and Panama. Its primary U.S. holding is KCSR, serving the central and south central U.S. Its international holdings include Kansas City Southern de Mexico, S.A. de C.V., serving northeastern and central Mexico and the port cities of Lázaro Cárdenas, Tampico and Veracruz, and a 50 percent interest in Panama Canal Railway Company, providing ocean-to-ocean freight and passenger service along the Panama Canal. KCS’ North American rail holdings and strategic alliances are primary components of a NAFTA Railway system, linking the commercial and industrial centers of the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

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