Appalachian Railcar Services, Inc (ARS), a West Virginia-based rail service provider, announced today its appointment of Warren Kurt Higginbotham (“Kurt”) as Chairman and Michael Scott Driggers (“Scott”) as Chief Executive Officer at Appalachian Railcar Services, LLC (“ARS” or the “Company”). Kurt will continue to lead the inorganic strategy in his role as Chairman. Kurt has served as the Founder and CEO of ARS, growing the business to over 40+ facilities over 18 years. Scott will oversee daily operations while continuing to drive the profitability initiatives and business goals and he will serve on the ARS Board of Directors. Scott has served in various leadership roles within the railcar repair industry, ranging from Vice President of Operations/Corporate Safety to his most recent role as Chief Operating Officer.