Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. has strengthened its sales and marketing team with the addition of two new vice-presidents and reorganized the group’s structure. The sales and marketing team will comprise three business units, each led by a vice-president reporting to John Brooks, senior vice-president and chief marketing officer. The business units will be Grain and Fertilizers; Energy, Chemicals and Plastics (ECP) and Merchandise; and Intermodal and Automotive. Coby Bullard, who joined CP effective Dec. 1, 2017 will lead sales and marketing for ECP and Merchandise. Bullard comes to CP from C.R. England and Crest Logistics where he was most recently president, intermodal. Bullard also brings almost a decade of railroad experience from BNSF. Eileen Pedante Stone also joins CP effective Dec. 1, and will lead the Grain and Fertilizers business unit. Stone joins CP from UPS Freight, where she had more than 25 years of experience across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Stone was most recently vice-president sales. Jonathan Wahba, who joined CP in February 2017 as vice-president sales and marketing, Intermodal and Grain, will now lead sales and marketing for Intermodal and Automotive.
CAI International, Inc. announced the passing of its founder and chairman, Hiromitsu (“Hiro”) Ogawa on December 20, 2017. Ogawa founded CAI in 1989 and has acted as its chairman since the initial public offering in 2007, at which time he resigned his executive role as CEO. Victor Garcia, CAI’s president and CEO, said, “It is with the deepest regret that I am announcing the passing of Hiromitsu Ogawa. Hiro founded CAI by utilizing all of his personal resources and from early on had the vision to make CAI into one of the largest container leasing companies in the world. His entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to serving customers is ingrained in the culture of the company. We will be forever grateful to Hiro for his instrumental role in CAI’s vision and success. He is an eternal friend and mentor to all of us at CAI.” CAI will be announcing the new chairman at a later date.
CRST International Inc has named Kimberly Maes president of CRST Logistics Inc. Maes brings 20 years of transportation leadership experience to CRST. Prior to joining CRST, Maes most recently served as president of Swift Logistics LLC. She has held progressive roles in various leadership capacities, including global logistics, network planning and finance for Schneider National Inc. and Gateway Inc. A graduate of West Virginia University with a bachelor of science in business administration, Maes majored in accounting and finance. She started her career as an auditor for KPMG, gaining 10 years experience in audit accounting for various organizations and industries.