American Commercial Lines Announces New Leaders in Sales, Manufacturing and Barge Maintenance


JEFFERSONVILLE, IN--(Marketwired - December 19, 2016) - American Commercial Barge Line (ACBL), a subsidiary of American Commercial Lines Inc. (ACL) announced today the appointment of Patrick Sutton to Vice President, Liquid Sales, reporting to Bob Blocker, Senior Vice President of Sales and Customer Service. Most recently, Mr. Sutton was the President of ACL's manufacturing subsidiary, Jeffboat LLC, helping the organization develop unparalleled success with its commercial sales strategy while simultaneously improving barge quality, production, and safety results. Mr. Sutton has held several positions in his 11 years with the Company, including Industrial Engineer, Director of Fleet and Terminal Operations, Director of Strategic Planning, and Plant Manager.

States Sutton, "The insights I've gained leading the Jeffboat organization and building a strong commercial strategy will help me tremendously as we more fully develop our liquids trade. I'm looking forward to getting to know our customers better in our continuing efforts to provide them the highest levels of service and value."

Succeeding Mr. Sutton at Jeffboat is Mr. Michael Poindexter. Mr. Poindexter will hold the title Vice President and General Manager. Michael will report to American Commercial Lines President and CEO, Mark Knoy. Mr. Poindexter has held several key positions within the organization, most recently as Director, Barge Maintenance, and brings nearly four decades of experience into the role. States Mr. Knoy, "Michael's experience in Barge Maintenance uniquely qualifies him to take on this important assignment to ensure the highest levels of quality and value we've come to expect from Jeffboat." Matt Terry will succeed Mr. Poindexter as Director, Barge Maintenance. Mr. Terry holds an MBA from Bellarmine University and a Bachelor's Degree from Indiana Wesleyan University.

About American Commercial Lines

American Commercial Lines Inc. is an integrated marine transportation service company owned by affiliates of Platinum Equity, LLC and operating in the United States Jones Act trades. The company is headquartered in Jeffersonville, IN, has approximately 3,400 employees and operates a fleet of approximately 175 towboats and 4,200 barges. For more information about American Commercial Lines Inc., visit

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