PUEBLO, CO – November 3, 2021 – Shawn Vecellio has joined MxV Rail (formerly TTCI) as Senior Assistant Vice President–Operations & Safety. Shawn’s 26 years of experience in the rail industry provides a strong foundation to lead MxV Rail’s Operations and Safety teams.
Prior to joining MxV Rail, Shawn was Assistant Vice President, Engineering for Kansas City Southern (KCS) overseeing track maintenance, capital programs, geometry testing, rail testing, signaling, union relations, facilities, and track material standards for KCS’ U.S., Mexico, and Panama Canal territories. Shawn began his railroad career with BNSF and progressed through roles at Omnitrax and CSX Transportation as Superintendent, Roadmaster, Foreman, Engineering Technical Trainer, and Manager of Program Construction.
Shawn has been involved with various technical advisory groups, as well as AREMA Committees 4 and 5, and Operation Lifesaver. He has served as Chairman for the AAR Engineering Policy Committee and the North American Chief Engineers. He earned a Bachelor of Business Management degree from Baker University and is a Certified Trainer, Technical Instructor, and a Six Sigma Yellow Belt.
“Shawn’s multi-dimensional railroad experience, in combination with his proven ability to manage large-scale infrastructure projects, will be invaluable as we transform MxV Rail operations and bring our new location to a state of readiness,” said Kari Gonzales, MxV Rail’s President and CEO. “His ability to bring a railroader’s perspective will not only benefit our team but also strengthen our ability to support the industry.
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