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Yamashita joins Cando

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
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Brandon, Manitoba-based Cando Rail Services has appointed Canadian Pacific engineering department veteran Tim Yamashita as Vice-President of Engineering and Track Services, effective March 13. Yamashita is responsible for management of Cando’s design, construction and maintenance services.

Yamashita, a professional engineer who spent nearly 30 years at CP, has extensive experience in managing all facets of construction projects and maintenance, including rail terminals, pre-tripping facilities, track infrastructure and bridge works. At CP, he held various engineering positions, most recently as Senior Director Engineering Works-Systems, where he interfaced with field operations. In previous positions with CP, he had responsibilities ranging from project management to capital program development to supervising local engineering teams.

“We are excited to have someone with Tim’s high level of technical, management and engineering experience join Cando,” says Cando CEO Brian Cornick. “He has an extensive management background in construction and rail projects, which fits in perfectly with Cando’s current business structure.”

Cando Rail Services describes its Engineering and Track Services Division as “a growing and dynamic business unit with approximately $25 million in revenues and 100 employees.” Cando, established in 1978, is an employee-owned company that “optimizes the bulk material supply chain for industry and Class I railways across North America. Cando’s goal is to provide a complete rail solution by offering individual services including industrial switching, material handling, logistics, terminal and transload services, engineering and track services, railcar storage, railcar repair and short line operations.”

Operating at more than 25 sites across Canada and the U.S., Cando serves industries including automotive, manufacturing, fertilizer/potash, petroleum, grain and grain products, forest products and intermodal.




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