CALGARY, Sept. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Canadian Pacific(TSX:CP)(NYSE: CP) today announced that Michael Redeker has been appointed Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the railway, effective October 15, 2012. Redeker was most recently Chief Information Officer at ATB Financial.
As CIO, Redeker will be responsible for re-defining CP's future strategic information technology (IT) roadmap, improving asset utilization, market growth, shipment management, and employee productivity.
He will report directly to President and CEO E. Hunter Harrison.
"I welcome Mike to our leadership team and look forward to working with him on delivering strategic IT activities that will translate into operational efficiencies," said Harrison. "Our new CIO's extensive experience will fit well with moving CP into the future."
"CP is an iconic brand and I am extremely excited by the change underway in the organization," said Redeker. "I look forward to taking on this challenge and intend to focus on opportunities that will improve how the railway operates and, ultimately, how we serve our customers and deliver long-term shareholder value."
With over five years at ATB, Redeker completed an end to end technology upgrade and replacement program. He also spent 11-years at IBM Canada, where he focused on delivering quality information technology services within the financial services industry. Redeker is a graduate from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.
About Canadian Pacific Canadian Pacific (TSX:CP)(NYSE: CP) operates a North American transcontinental railway providing freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Incorporating best-in-class technology and environmental practices, CP is re-defining itself as a modern 21st century transportation company built on safety, service reliability and operational efficiency. Visit www.cpr.ca to learn more.
SOURCE Canadian Pacific