ACL names Robert Blocker Senior VP Sales and Customer Service

aclflagAmerican Commercial Lines Inc. has appointed Robert M. Blocker as Senior Vice President of Sales and Customer Service.

An industry veteran, Mr. Blocker served in progressively responsible sales roles with ACL from 1988 to 1995. He rejoins ACL after 16 years successfully leading AEP River Operations business development. He holds a bachelor's degree in business marketing from the University of Louisville.

"Bob is an exceptional leader with an incredible depth of industry knowledge and relationships. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated the ability to plan for and achieve high levels of operational and financial performance," commented Mark Knoy, President and CEO of ACL, who himself recently joined ACL from AEP River Operations, where he served as President.

"I am excited to have Bob join our team," Mr. Knoy said." He will be a tremendous asset as we work to return ACL to its status as the flagship of the river transportation industry."

American Commercial Lines Inc., owned by Platinum Equity. has approximately 2400 employees and operates a fleet of approximately 130 tow boats and 2,400 barges.

September 22, 2011

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