Vancouver based luxury train company expands advisory board with strategic expertise
VANCOUVER, Oct. 23, 2015 /CNW/ - John Furlong, Chair, Rocky Mountaineer Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Bob Armstrong to the Board.
Mr. Armstrong is a seasoned executive with a strong financial background and a broad range of business and community experiences. From 1997 to 2014, he served in several roles at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers including four years as Chief Financial Officer, four years as Chief Operating Officer and most recently as Chief Strategic Development Officer. A Chartered Professional Accountant, Bob worked with KPMG for several years and held financial management positions in the shipping and television production industries.
Bob currently advises companies on dealing with the many challenges of growing, expanding and innovating, with an emphasis on strategic planning and leadership development.
"We are exceptionally pleased," said Chair John Furlong, "to welcome someone of Bob's knowledge and expertise to our Board as we plan and execute the next stage of Rocky Mountaineer's growth and development." Mr. Armstrong joins a talented Board that includes Ms. Launi Skinner, Mr. Randy A. Garfield, Mr. Tom Chambers and the company's Founder, Mr. Peter Armstrong.
Bob and his wife Elizabeth-Anne have three children and reside in New Westminster, BC.
About Rocky Mountaineer
Since 1990, Rocky Mountaineer, the world's largest privately owned luxury tourist train, has welcomed over 1.7 million guests to inhale the mountain air and let nature take their breath away. An unparalleled experience onboard the all dome-fleet offers rich, historic storytelling, World Class cuisine and a first-hand look at the vast and untouched wild beauty of the Pacific Northwest and the Canadian Rockies. With over 65 vacation packages, guests can chose from four unique rail routes, including the company's second three day rail route, Rainforest to Gold Rush, and travel through iconic destinations such as Seattle, WA, Vancouver, BC, and the majestic Canadian Rockies in Alberta.
Vancouver-based Rocky Mountaineer was recently named one of Deloitte Canada's Best Managed Companies for their customer-centric strategy and investment mindset and won Media Corp's award for Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers in 2015. With offices located globally, Rocky Mountaineer continues to expand the business through innovation and strategic growth while focusing on creating life changing experiences for guests under the leadership of President and CEO Randy Powell. For more information, please visit Rocky Mountaineer's media centre.
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