Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (CP) has announced that Robert Johnson, executive vice president operations and Tony Marquis, senior vice president operations Eastern region, will retire in September.
Mark Redd, currently senior vice president operations Western region, will serve as executive vice president operations, effective September 1, 2019. Redd joined CP in 2013 and has worked in several different senior operating positions.
“We wish Robert and Tony all the best in retirement and thank them for their incredible service and dedication to CP," said CP President and CEO Keith Creel. “Robert and Tony have developed an incredibly capable and dedicated operating team and I am excited to welcome Mark to lead that team.”
“Since 2012, we have gone from an industry laggard to an industry leader and this is the next step in our transformational journey,” added Creel. “We continue to focus on investing in people and building the leaders of tomorrow from within. Today's announcement is further proof that our plan is working.”
“As we advance in our precision scheduled railroading evolution, the importance of developing and empowering people cannot be overstated,” continued Creel. “Our people, the best railroaders in the business, drive us forward each and every day. Because of our bench strength and our unwavering commitment to developing the 13,000-strong CP family, we have strong options within when it comes to succession.”
Also effective on September 1, 2019, Chad Rolstad, vice president human resources, will add chief culture officer to his title, and James Clements will be named senior vice president strategic planning and technology transformation. Mike Redeker, vice president and chief information officer, will report to Clements. Additionally, Tracy Miller will serve as senior vice president operations Eastern region and Greg Squires will serve as vice president operations Western region, reporting to Redd.
“Culture is the bedrock of a high-performing organization, and in Chad we have a leader who understands that,” Creel stated. “James is well equipped to take on the additional responsibility and has an innate ability to connect pieces across the company to the benefit of our customers. Both are strategic leaders who have strong teams to support them. I am confident they will lead strong for our customers and our shareholders as we continue to pursue sustainable, profitable growth.”