SOURCE: American Commercial Lines Inc.

American Commercial Lines Inc.

September 22, 2011 12:13 ET

American Commercial Lines Announces Appointment of Senior Vice President of Sales and Customer Service

JEFFERSONVILLE, IN--(Marketwire - Sep 22, 2011) - American Commercial Lines Inc. (ACL), one of the largest and most diversified inland marine transportation and service companies in the United States, announced today the appointment of 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," Mark Knoy, President and CEO of ACL, commented. "I am excited to have Bob join our team. He will be a tremendous asset as we work to return ACL to its status as the flagship of the river transportation industry."

About American Commercial Lines

American Commercial Lines Inc. is an integrated marine transportation service company owned by Platinum Equity and operating in the United States Jones Act trades. The Company is headquartered in Jeffersonville, IN, has approximately 2400 employees and operates a fleet of approximately 130 tow boats and 2,400 barges. The Company is the direct parent of Commercial Barge Line Company. For more information about American Commercial Lines Inc. visit

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