Who’s on the move this week [October 23, 2012]

by MM&D staff

CP has promoted three people into new positions on its senior operations team. Guido De Ciccio is now senior vice-president of Canadian operations. Doug McFarlane was appointed senior vice-president of US operations. Scott MacDonald was named senior vice-president of system operations. All three will report directly to CEO Hunter Harrison.

CN’s vice-president of investor relations, Robert Noorigian, will retire at the end of this year. Janet Drysdale, who currently holds the title of director of economics and strategy for CN, will succeed Noorigian on December 1, 2012.

Supply chain standards organization GS1 Canada announced new members for the board of directors of its Carenet Healthcare Sector Board, the organization attempting to create product number standards for healthcare products and devices under the Carenet Strategy program. The new members are Jim Hudson, CEO of Shared Services West, Teresa Mattarelli, vice-president and general manager of Covidien, Andrew Will,  president and CEO of Health Shared Services Saskatchewan (3sHealth), Kent Nicholson, and president and CEO of Medbuy Corporation.

The University of Denver’s Intermodal Transportation Institute elected members to its board of directors. Dick Alexander, senior vice-president of transportation services provider, Veolia Trans Dev, and Rick Webb, CEO of rail transportation service provider Watco Companies LLC, will serve three-year terms. Adriene Bailey, vice-president of strategic business development for Yusen Logistics (Americas) Inc was elected as chair of the board. She will serve for two years. Steve Branscum, group vice-president of consumer products for BNSF Railway was elected to the position of senior chair after serving as board chair for the last four years.