CALGARY, Feb. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Canadian Pacific (TSX:CP)(NYSE: CP) today
announced the appointment of Keith Creel as CP's president and chief
operating officer effective February 5, 2013. E. Hunter Harrison will
remain chief executive officer ("CEO") of the company.
Creel previously served as the executive vice president and chief
operating officer of Canadian National Railway Company ("CN").
"Keith joins CP after a very successful operating career where he rose
from a management trainee in the operations department at Burlington
Northern in 1992 to becoming EVP & COO at CN in 2010," said E. Hunter
Harrison, CP's CEO. "I have worked with many talented operating people
in this industry over the last four decades and Keith is by far one of
the best young operating talents that I have ever seen," continued
Harrison. "Canadian Pacific recently began its transformational
journey to becoming the best railroad in North America and we look
forward to benefiting from Keith's strong leadership and operational
expertise as we move forward."
Reporting to Creel will be Jane O'Hagan, EVP & CMO, Scott MacDonald, SVP
Operations System, Guido De Ciccio, SVP Canadian Operations and Doug
McFarlane, SVP US Operations.
"I am thrilled to be joining CP during this historic time in its
turnaround story," said Creel. "I worked for Hunter for many years and
am proud to be working alongside him once again. I am also proud to be
leading an outstanding team in sales and marketing and operations that
I know to be exceptionally talented railroaders. I am confident that
together, we will continue down the path that has already begun to
restore superior customer service and operational excellence at CP."
Creel obtained a Bachelor of Science in marketing from Jacksonville
State University and completed the Advanced Management Program at the
Harvard Business School. Creel served as a commissioned officer in the
US Army and served in the Persian Gulf War in Saudi Arabia.
About Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific (TSX:CP)(NYSE: CP) is a transcontinental railway in
Canada and the United States with direct links to eight major ports,
including Vancouver and Montreal, providing North American customers a
competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of
the globe. CP is a low-cost provider that is growing with its
customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services,
logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit cpr.ca to see the rail advantages of Canadian Pacific.
SOURCE: Canadian Pacific
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