CN announced the appointment of Edmond (Ed) Harris as Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Harris succeeds Rob Reilly, effective immediately.
Since April 2022, Mr. Harris, an industry veteran, has worked closely with the entire CN operations leadership team on the company’s operational and service excellence initiatives, as the team delivered meaningful rail operations performance and customer service improvements.
Mr. Harris has been one of the railroad industry’s top executives during a career in operations that spans 40 years, including over three decades working at Illinois Central and CN, including as Executive Vice-President, operations until 2007. Prior to joining CN in a consulting capacity earlier this year, Mr. Harris served as Executive Vice President, Operations, at CSX from 2018 to 2020. He also previously served as Chief Operations Officer of Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) from 2010 to 2012.
Rob Reilly joined CN in 2019 and led the operating team through the global pandemic and supply chain challenges. The entire leadership team at CN thanks Mr. Reilly for his contributions to CN and wishes him the very best in his future endeavours.