July 27, 2006
ACL makes executive appointments
American Commercial Lines Inc. (Nasdaq: ACLI), Jeffersonville, Indiana, has appointed W.N. Whitlock as its Executive Vice President, Governmental Affairs and Jerry R. Linzey as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for ACL.
In his new role, Whitlock will utilize his knowledge of the industry, locks, dams and waterways to address regulatory issues and shape the infrastructure of the industry.
Whitlock was named Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer of ACL in January 2005. He has served as Chief Operating Officer since April 2004 and served as President from April 2004 through January 17, 2005.
Previously, he served as Senior Vice President, Transportation Services of ACL from July 2003 to April 2004, as Senior Vice President, Logistics Services for American Commercial Barge Line from March 2000 to June 2003 and as Senior Vice President, Transportation Services of American Commercial Barge Line from 1982 through March 2000.
In his new role, Linzey will be responsible for both American Commercial Barge Line and Jeffboat.
Linzey was named Senior Vice President, Manufacturing in May 2005.
Prior to joining ACL, Linzey served as Senior Vice President, Manufacturing of Wabash National Corporation, a large manufacturer of truck trailers, from 2002 to May 2005.
From 2000 to 2002, he served as Director, North American Operations of The Stanley Works, a large manufacturer of tools and fasteners. From 1985 to 2000, he held various positions at Delphi Automotive Systems, most recently as Plant Manager, Radiator and Oil Cooler Product Lines.
Commenting on these appointments, Mark R. Holden, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We are pleased and excited to make these key appointments which support our future success with our strategic vision. Norb will bring a fresh and vigilant approach to ACL and the industry in the area of Governmental Affairs with his over 40 years of inland waterways experience. Jerry will utilize his leadership skills and vast knowledge in lean processes to continue the improvements at our manufacturing business and introduce similar concepts in our transportation business to further improve operational growth and financial contributions."