Canadian Pacific Railway Limited today announced the appointment of Edmond (Ed) L. Harris to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer.
Reporting to CP President and Chief Executive Officer Fred Green, Harris will join the Company with responsibility for all aspects of railroad operations, safety, customer service, engineering and mechanical services in both Canada and the US.
“Ed is a proven railroader and industry leader, widely recognized for his focus on service reliability, asset utilization, and productivity,” said Green. “We welcome his expertise and look forward to him joining the team.”
Harris has over 30 years of operations management experience in the North American railroad industry. Following his retirement in 2007 as CN’s Executive Vice President, Operations, Harris has been providing consulting services for North American Class 1 and regional railroads, including CP. He served in various executive positions at CN and Illinois Central, interrupted only by a four-year tour of duty in the US Marine Corps. Harris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in management from the University of Illinois, Chicago.
Green also announced the appointment of Jane O’Hagan to the position of Senior Vice President Marketing and Sales and Chief Marketing Officer, effective April 12, 2010, reporting to Green.
Formally Senior Vice President Strategy and Yield, Jane adds sales responsibility to her current portfolio of strategy, marketing and corporate communications and public affairs.
O’Hagan’s early career was with CP’s Marketing and Sales group before establishing and running a successful consultancy for eight years in the US. She re-joined CP as Assistant Vice President Strategy in 2002 and over the past eight years has taken on positions of increased scope and responsibility including, Product Design, Canadian Pacific Logistics Services, Government Affairs and Yield.
These appointments reflect CP’s commitment to becoming the safest and most fluid railroad in North America and enhancing the supply chain of our customers.