Robert Johnson, executive vice-president, operations, at CP is retiring at the end of September. He will be replaced on September 1, by Mark Redd. Redd joined CP in 2013 and has worked in a number of different senior operating roles, including most recently as senior vice-president, operations, Western Region. Tony Marquis, senior vice-president, operations, Eastern Region, is also retiring in September.
Tracy Miller takes over that role and Greg Squires becomes vice-president, operations, Western Region. Both will report directly to Redd. Chad Rolstad, vice-president of human resources, will add chief culture officer to his title and James Clements, who has been with CP for more than 20 years, will become senior vice-president strategic planning and technology transformation.
Steve Branscum, retired BNSF Railway executive, and Michael Wilson, CEO, Consolidated Chassis Management, LLC will both be honoured with The Intermodal Association of North America‘s 2019 Silver Kingpin Award. The Silver Kingpin recognizes an individual’s long-term contributions to intermodalism. The award was initiated in 1977 by the National Piggyback Association. A visionary leader in rail operations, marketing and sales, Branscum spent most of his career creating and improving the BNSF intermodal network.
Among his achievements were prioritizing the Southern Transcon, promoting the growth of intermodal logistics parks, and collaborating with eastern railroads to provide direct service to Atlanta and Northwest Ohio. His contributions outside BNSF included board roles at IANA, where he served as both chairman and vice-chairman, and as chair of the University of Denver’s Intermodal Transportation Institute. Wilson, a former IANA chairman and board member, has over 39 years of experience in international shipping, more than 25 of them in executive level positions. Wilson is a past board member of the New York Shipping Association, has been an active member on the NYNJ Council on Port Performance, and participates in the Federal Maritime Commission’s Supply Chain Innovation Team. He was the recipient of the 2018 Connie Award presented by the Containerization and Intermodal Institute.