Wednesday, October 17, 2012

CP announces new senior operations team

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In a move long anticipated by many rail industry observers, Canadian Pacific Wednesday announced the senior operations team who will lead the execution of the new service plans under CP President and CEO E. Hunter Harrison.

CP said Doug McFarlane has been appointed senior vice-president U.S. Operations. Guido De Ciccio is appointed senior vice-president Canadian Operations. Scott MacDonald is appointed senior vice-president Operations (System). All three seasoned railroaders will report directly Harrison.

These appointments emphasize highly centralized planning with decentralized execution of the operating plan, driving ongoing service improvement, cost control, and efficient asset utilization, CP said.

"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. De Ciccio began his career with Canadian Pacific in 1976 in the Mechanical Department. McFarlane joined CP in 1976 and also began his career in the Mechanical Department.