Monday, May 07, 2012

CN revamps senior marketing team

Written by  Luther S. Miller, Senior Consulting Editor

Jean-Jacques Ruest, CN's executive vice-president and chief marketing officer, has announced changes within CN's senior marketing team that he says "will help us maintain our forward momentum and continue to build on our track record of operational and service excellence". He said the changes are effective immediately.

Keith Reardon, most recently vice-president, supply chain solutions, becomes vice-president, intermodal services.

Based in Toronto, Vee Kachroo, formerly vice-president, industrial products, will now assume responsibility for all supply chain functions as well as for iron ore and automotive.

Doug MacDonald becomes vice-president, industrial products, based in Montreal, leading the industrial products division, which oversees forest products and metals and minerals markets. He was previously vice-president, corporate marketing.

Fiona Murray becomes vice-president, corporate marketing, based in Montreal, She was most recently assistant vice-president, industrial products.

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

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