Claude Mongeau, the new president and CEO of CN, has unveiled his leadership team.
Keith Creel, previously CN's executive vice-president, operations, is appointed as CN's executive vice-president and chief operating officer. Jean-Jacques Ruest, previously CN's senior vice-president of marketing, is being appointed as CN's executive vice-president and chief marketing officer.
Mongeau described both executives as "key players" at CN. "Keith brings a deep understanding of our precision railroading model and sound knowledge of what is needed in the marketplace. JJ has acquired vast experience with CN's customer base and knows the intricacies of our rail operations," he said.
Also forming part of the CN Leadership Team are:
Luc Jobin, CN's executive vice-president and chief financial officer, who joined CN in mid-2009 to oversee financial management and strategic planning and will now also assume responsibility for the information technology function at CN;
Sean Finn, executive vice-president, corporate services and chief legal officer, who will assume full leadership of government and public affairs in addition to his responsibilities for the law, risk mitigation, security and corporate secretary functions;
Kim Madigan, who is being appointed as vice-president, human resources, and will assume leadership of the labor relations and human resources functions at CN.
Other key members of the Leadership Team are Robert Noorigian, CN's vice-president, investor relations, and Gordon Trafton, previously CN's senior vice-president, strategic acquisitions and integration, who is being appointed as special advisor to the CN Leadership Team until he retires at the end of 2010.
CN also appointed Jeff Liepelt, previously vice-president, eastern region, to the position of senior vice-president, eastern region, reporting to Creel; and Karen Phillips, previously CN's vice-president, North American government affairs, to the position of vice-president, public and government affairs, reporting to Finn.