MONTREAL, Nov. 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) today 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, a highly respected 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.
"We are very pleased to be able to leverage Ed's experience and capabilities as we continue to improve the delivery of safe and reliable freight transportation services to our customers. CN has made strides in improving our operational performance this year, and our team is ready and committed to take that performance to the next level. Ed will provide leadership and unparalleled experience as we advance into the next phase of our scheduled operating plan. Ed's guidance and mentorship will also be key assets as we transition to the next generation of operations leaders at CN and position ourselves for the future."
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.
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CN is a world-class transportation leader and trade-enabler. Essential to the economy, to the customers, and to the communities it serves, CN safely transports more than 300 million tons of natural resources, manufactured products, and finished goods throughout North America every year. As the only railroad connecting Canada's Eastern and Western coasts with the U.S. South through a 18,600-mile rail network, CN and its affiliates have been contributing to community prosperity and sustainable trade since 1919. CN is committed to programs supporting social responsibility and environmental stewardship.
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