CALGARY, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Canadian Pacific (TSX:CP) (NYSE: CP) today announced Robert Johnson has been hired as CP's Vice-President U.S. Operations.
Johnson's railroad career spans 32 years with BNSF where he held successively more responsible roles in operations, transportation, engineering, and service excellence. His most recent position at BNSF was General Manager, Northwest Division, overseeing day-to-day operations for that region.
"We welcome Robert to Canadian Pacific," said Keith Creel, CP's president and chief operating officer. "His depth of experience significantly adds to our operation's bench strength to help continue CP's ongoing drive for efficiency, optimizing assets and improving service for our customers."
Johnson takes over from SVP U.S. Operations Doug McFarlane, who has announced his retirement after 37 years with the railroad in both Canada and the United States.
McFarlane joined CP in 1976 and has held a number of positions within the company, including conductor and locomotive engineer. He later served in key executive roles in operations, transportation, marketing & sales and labor relations, and ultimately as SVP U.S. Operations.
"On behalf of the entire CP family, I would like to thank Doug for his professionalism and many years of dedication and passionate leadership," added Creel. "Doug leaves behind a strong legacy and positive example of accountability for people across the entire CP network."
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SOURCE Canadian Pacific