American Commercial Lines Inc. (ACL) appointed W.N. Whitlock as its executive vice president, Governmental Affairs and Jerry R. Linzey as senior vice president and COO for ACL. Whitlock is expected to utilize his knowledge of the industry, locks, dams and waterways to address regulatory issues and shape the infrastructure of the industry. He was named senior vice president, COO of ACL in January 2005. He has served as COO since April 2004 and served as president from April 2004 through January 17, 2005. Previously, Whitlock 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.
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 manufacturer of truck trailers
, from 2002 to May 2005. From 2000 to 2002, Linzey served as director, North American Operations of The Stanley Works, a 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.