Keith Creel appointed President & Chief Operating Officer of Canadian Pacific
CALGARY, Feb. 4, 2013
CALGARY, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - 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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