CN announces new management structure

CN reports C$13.8bn in revenues for the full year 2020, showing a 7% decrease Y-o-Y, while operating income decreased by 15%, to C$4.8bn.

CN has announced the appointment, effective July 2019, of new Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating officer (COO) Rob Reilly, and the promotion, effective June 2019, of Michael Foster to Executive Vice-President and Chief Information and Technology Officer.

Prior to his appointment as COO, Rob Reilly, had 30 years of experience in the rail industry. He joined the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Company (now known as BNSF) in 1989. Rob’s career in the railway industry has taken him across the U.S. in a succession of increasingly senior positions, most notably in Chicago and the U.S. west coast. His experience includes safety, rail operations, field application of rail technologies, and a deep understanding of the intermodal business at big ports and big terminals. 

“I am very pleased to be joining CN, the industry leader among North American railroads and the pioneer of scheduled railroading. I look forward to adding my experience to this already great team of scheduled railroaders,” said Rob Reilly, incoming Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

Michael Foster, who joined CN in March 2018 as Senior Vice President and Chief Information and Technology Officer, is promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Information and Technology Officer. He joined CN from FedEx and his background positions him to apply artificial intelligence and data analytics to transportation logistics. He has led the deployment of new technologies to enhance CN’s safe operations and the efficiency of supply chain services, while delivering on important technological advances such as Positive Train Control, automated track and train inspections, as well as mobile devices for frontline railroaders.

As part of these executive team changes, Mike Cory will retire as CN Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in June 2019 and will remain available to ensure a smooth transition.

Source: Canadian National (CN)