ACBL Announces Appointments

Tuesday, May 11, 2004
Norb Whitlock, President and COO of American Commercial Barge Line LLC, said, “Today, we took another step to better position ACBL to emerge from Chapter 11 when we implemented a broad-based organizational restructuring that resulted in the release of 20 employees and the elimination of 12 open positions.”

Paul Brotzge has been named Vice President, Finance, Treasurer and Controller. He was previously Vice President, Finance and Controller. Brotzge has been with the Company for twenty-three years.

Ben Huber has been named Vice President, Business Development. His previous position was Vice President, International. He joined ACL in August 2002.

David Jahnke has been named Vice President, Dry Cargo Sales. He was previously Vice President, Grain Sales. Jahnke has been with ACL since 1992.

Del Wilkins has been named Vice President, Vessel Operations. He was previously Vice President and General Manager, Gulf Coast Operations. Wilkins joined ACBL in November 1993. Paul Book has been named Director of Barge Maintenance. He was previously Director, Audit & Compliance. Book has been with ACBL since January 1977.

Lisa Clendenen has joined ACL as Director, Benefits Administration. Lisa is the former Director of Human Resources from The Ohio River Company with 18 years of experience in benefits administration and claims management.

Mark Dougherty has been named Director, Vendor Vetting. He was previously a Quality Analyst. He has been with ACBL since July 1978.

Brooke Egan has joined ACL as Corporate Counsel. Egan was previously with Stites and Harbison Law Offices. Egan held the position of Manager, Environmental Affairs for ACBL from February 1997 through August 1998.

David Miller has been named Director, Marketing Services. His prior position was Director, Marketing Support. Miller joined ACL in 2001.

Mario Munoz has been named Director, Fleets. He was previously Director of Fleet Operations. This new position consolidates fleet operations and logistics under one management. Munoz has been with ACL since April 2001.

John Fox has been named Liquid Unit Tow Planner. He was previously West Canal System Planner. Fox has been with ACBL since July 1989.

Gary Ruff has been named Gulf Tow Planner. He was previously Director, Fleet Logistics. Ruff has been with ACBL since 1999.

Michael O’Neil has been named West Canal/Lower Mississippi System Planner. He was previously Gulf Tow Planner. O’Neil has been with ACBL since 1980.

Joe Browning has been named Barge Maintenance Coordinator. He was previously a Quality Analyst. Browning joined ACL in January 1996.

Ken Davidson has been named Manager, Vendor Vetting. He was previously Manager, Gulf Area Safety & Training. Davidson has been with ACBL since May 1998.

Brant Jones has been named Logistics Analyst. He joined the company in 2003 as an ACBL Management Trainee.

Mary Haley has been named a Benefits Specialist. Haley was previously a Cost Control Associate. Haley joined ACBL in 2001.

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