John Orr, Executive Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer of Canadian Pacific Kansas City, provides an in-depth, up close and personal look at North America’s first and only transnational railway in a wide-ranging discussion with Railway Age Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono. In his new strategic position at CPKC, Orr is responsible for network operations planning and design, procurement, labor relations and regulatory affairs.
Previously, Orr served as Executive Vice President Operations for Kansas City Southern, overseeing the Transportation, Engineering, Mechanical, Network Operations, Health-Safety-Environmental and Labor Relations teams from 2021-2023. A fourth-generation railroader, Orr began his railroad career at CN in 1985, holding various leadership positions including Senior Vice President and Chief Transportation Officer. Podcast sponsored by TrinityRail®.