Canadian Pacific has announced the appointment of Keith Creel as president and chief operating officer effective February 5th, 2013.
Hunter Harrison will remain chief executive officer of the company.
Creel previously served as the executive vice president and chief operating officer of Canadian National Railway Company.
“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 Harrison.
“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.”