Business Showcase

Barging inUsing barges to carry cargo on inland waterways is one of the better kept secrets in the transport business, CEO Mike Ryan explains to Gary Toushek. After 20 years in the sales and marketing end of the railroad business (Canadian National Railway Company and CSX Corporation) and a few years at a trucking company (McCollisterÔÇÖs Transportation Systems) as senior vice president and general manager, Mike Ryan arrived at American Commercial Lines (ACL) in Jeffersonville, Indiana, in 2005, in charge of sales and marketing, and he quickly learned the barge business.