CF Rail Services Appoints New Director of Network Sales, Sourcing and Business Development

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CF Rail Services, a leading railcar repair and maintenance provider, has appointed Chuck Zekis to the position of Director of Network Sales, Sourcing and Business Development.

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“Since joining us in 2014, Chuck has greeted every challenge with an emphasis on integrity, superior customer service, teamwork and adding value."

CF Rail Services, a leading railcar repair and maintenance provider, has appointed Chuck Zekis to the position of Director of Network Sales, Sourcing and Business Development. He was promoted from his former position as Director of Sourcing, Procurement and Materials Administration.

“Since joining us in 2014, Chuck has greeted every challenge with an emphasis on integrity, superior customer service, teamwork and adding value, “said Jerry Bohacik, Vice President of Repair Operations. “He has proven to be a valuable member of the team and we look forward to his continued contributions in his new position.”

Chuck and his family live in Munster, Indiana, and he divides his time between the CF Rail Services Schaumburg, IL headquarters and their various shop locations. He earned his MBA in Operations Management from DePaul University, and came to CF Rail Services with over twenty-five years of experience in purchasing, production, and inventory control.

In his prior role with CF Rail Services, he implemented sourcing initiatives to increase efficiencies while reducing the costs of rail car parts and shop supplies. He worked to combine the purchasing power of all of the CF Rail Services shops, as well as that of fellow railcar subsidiary, Chicago Freight Car Leasing. Zekis is credited with achieving efficiencies by organizing tools and resources to save time and energy for his team.

Zekis will act as the public face of CF Rail Services to existing customers and provide a vital role in delivering superior customer service. He will also be responsible for new business development, where his reputation in the rail industry will assist him in building new business relationships.

ABOUT CF RAIL SERVICES:
CF Rail Services is a leading railcar repair and maintenance provider, offering quality running repair and program work for railroads, private car owners and shippers in North America. CFRS is a subsidiary of Sasser Family Holdings, Inc., a 4th generation, family-held transportation asset services and management company with roots dating back to 1928. Other subsidiary business units include Chicago Freight Car Leasing Co., Union Leasing, Inc. and its division, Express 4x4 Truck Rental, CF Asia Pacific Group PTY Ltd., NxGen Rail Services LLC and Xcēd Aviation Services LLC. The subsidiaries are leaders in providing commercial and industrial focused rail, ground support, and vehicle transportation equipment solutions including asset leasing, fleet administration management, asset repair and maintenance, and innovative technology solutions throughout North America and Australia. For more information about CF Rail Services, visit http://www.cfrailservices.com or Sasser Family Holdings, Inc. at http://www.sfhsinc.com.

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