Canadian Pacific puts together new senior operations team

Written by Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor
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Canadian Pacific assembled a new senior operations team who will lead the execution of the railroad's new service plans.

Doug McFarlane is appointed to senior vice president U.S. operations. Guido De Ciccio is appointed to senior vice president Canadian operations. Scott MacDonald is appointed to senior vice president operations (system). All three seasoned railroaders will report directly to President and CEO E. Hunter Harrison.

“With the reorientation of the operating team, we are pushing decision making and execution out of the office and into the field,” said Harrison. “I expect Doug’s and Guido’s teams to get closer to the customer with Scott’s team providing them with analytics, policy and transportation support.”

MacDonald joined CP in 2003 as director, locomotive maintenance. After holding the position of service area manager, mechanical, he was promoted to general manager, operations, followed by assistant vice president roles in operations and transportation. In 2010, MacDonald was appointed vice president, transportation.

De Ciccio began his career with CP in 1976 in the mechanical department and then spent a brief period in marketing and sales. He then returned to operations and served as service area manager for Montreal & North East U.S., general manager, Eastern and assistant vice president, Eastern operations, before stepping into the role of vice president, Canadian operations in 2010.

McFarlane joined CP in 1976 and his career spans from a laborer in the mechanical department to a qualified conductor and locomotive engineer and key executive roles in operations, transportation, interline, marketing and sales and labor relations, leading to his appointment as vice president U.S. operations in 2010.

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