Tuesday, May 08, 2012

CN shuffles senior marketing personnel

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Canadian National Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Jean-Jacques Ruest made senior marketing changes May 7 which are effective immediately.

Ruest said, "The changes will help us maintain our forward momentum and continue to build on our track record of operational and service excellence. The team is all about execution and growth for our customers and CN."

Keith Reardon was appointed vice-president, intermodal services. Reardon will be based in Toronto and oversee all aspects of the company's intermodal activities. Reardon was most recently CN vice-president, supply chain solutions.

Vee Kachroo was appointed vice-president, supply chain solutions. Kachroo, based in Montreal, will assume responsibility for all supply chain solution functions as well as for iron ore and automotive. Kachroo was most recently vice-president, industrial products.

Doug MacDonald was appointed vice-president, industrial products. MacDonald, based in Montreal, will lead the industrial products division, which oversees forest products and metals and minerals markets. MacDonald was previously CN vice-president, corporate marketing.

Fiona Murray joined the marketing executive team as vice-president, corporate marketing. Murray, who is based in Montreal, will be responsible for all corporate marketing activities. She was most recently assistant vice-president, industrial products.

James Cairns will remain CN vice-president, petroleum and chemicals, based in Calgary and Andy Gonta will remain CN vice-president, bulk, based in Edmonton.

Paul Waite, vice-president, intermodal, has retired after more than 38 years of service with CN. Waite will serve as senior advisor to CN and its leadership team until year-end.

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