CALGARY, Nov. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Canadian Pacific (CP) President and Chief Operating Officer, Keith Creel, was today awarded Progressive Railroading's "Railroad Innovator" for 2014 at the RailTrends conference in New York City in recognition of his many contributions to the industry.
"It's a real honour to be recognized by Progressive Railroading," said Creel. "I've been fortunate in my career to have known and worked with several of the past recipients of this award and am humbled to be counted in their company. Being a railroad innovator is not a solitary process; it starts with family at home, requires team building, and a strong vision – something we have developed at CP."
In Mr. Creel's remarks at RailTrends, he highlighted the following key points:
- Innovation is engrained in the culture of the new CP; it takes on many forms, but always starts with a conversation between people who are committed to looking for a better way to do something.
- CP is committed to leading the discussion on North American rail transportation, and we will champion actions that will improve productivity for the industry as a whole.
- For the good of business and the broader economy, we must ensure that the whole transportation supply chain is working at maximum efficiency.
Mr. Creel began his railroading career in 1992 in Birmingham, Alabama as an intermodal ramp manager at Burlington Northern after serving with the United States Army. Following leadership roles at Grand Trunk Western Railroad, Illinois Central Railroad and CN, he was appointed CP's President and Chief Operating Officer in February 2013.
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 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.
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SOURCE: Canadian Pacific