Canadian Pacific Announces New Senior Operations Team
CALGARY, Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Canadian Pacific (TSX:CP)(NYSE: CP) today
announced the senior operations team who will lead the execution of the
new service plans. Doug McFarlane is appointed Senior Vice-President
U.S. Operations. Guido De Ciccio is appointed Senior Vice-President
Canadian Operations. Scott MacDonald is appointed Senior Vice-President
Operations (System). All three seasoned railroaders will report
directly to President and CEO E. Hunter Harrison.
These appointments emphasize highly centralized planning with
decentralized execution of the operating plan, driving ongoing service
improvement, cost control, and efficient asset utilization.
“With the reorientation of the operating team, we are pushing decision
making and execution out of the office and into the field,” said
Harrison. ”I expect Doug’s and Guido’s teams to get closer to the
customer with Scott’s team providing them with analytics, policy, and
MacDonald joined CP in 2003 as Director, Locomotive Maintenance. After
holding the position of Service Area Manager – Mechanical, he was
promoted to General Manager, Operations followed by Assistant
Vice-President roles in Operations and Transportation. In 2010,
MacDonald was appointed Vice-President Transportation. Prior to his
career at the railway, MacDonald spent 13 years with the Canadian
Forces as an Aerospace Engineering Officer and seven years with GE
Transportation Systems. He holds a Mechanical Engineering Degree with
Honors and a Masters of Engineering in Thermal Power.
De Ciccio began his career with Canadian Pacific in 1976 in the
Mechanical department and then spent a brief period in Marketing &
Sales. He then returned to Operations and served as Service Area
Manager for Montreal & North East U.S, General Manager, Eastern and
Assistant Vice-President, Eastern Operations before stepping into the
role of Vice-President Canadian Operations in 2010. De Ciccio holds a
Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Concordia University.
McFarlane joined CP in 1976 and his career spans from a labourer in the
Mechanical department to a qualified conductor and locomotive engineer,
and key executive roles in Operations, Transportation, Interline,
Marketing & Sales and Labour Relations leading to his appointment of
Vice-President U.S. Operations in 2010. He currently sits on the Boards
of the Belt Railway Company of Chicago, Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad
Company, Kansas City Terminal Railway Company and MT Properties, Inc.
He is also on the executive of the Chicago Planning Group. McFarlane
has a Masters in Business Administration from Queen’s University.
About Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific (TSX:CP)(NYSE: CP) operates a North American
transcontinental railway providing freight transportation services,
logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Incorporating
best-in-class technology and environmental practices, CP is re-defining
itself as a modern 21st century transportation company built on safety,
service reliability and operational efficiency. Visit www.cpr.ca to
SOURCE Canadian Pacific