On track for diversification: How innovations could help Canada dominate in the global economy11:45am-1:30pm | Fairmont Royal York - 100 Front Street West , Toronto
Canada’s economy is poised for growth – but can we realize our full potential? Our country's railway infrastructure ties us to our largest trading partner, the United States, but it also connects Canada to the rest of the world: exports such as Canadian grain are just as likely to end up in a steamed bun in Beijing as in a baguette in Bordeaux. Innovation is the key to a successful global supply chain. Keith Creel, Canadian Pacific’s President and Chief Operating Officer, will tell CP’s story, while highlighting innovations that could help Canada to diversify its markets in an increasingly competitive global economy.
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President & Chief Operating Officer
Keith Creel was appointed CP’s president and chief operating officer in February 2013.
Providing strategic leadership and driving superior customer service and operational excellence across the organization, Keith is responsible for the Operations and Marketing & Sales functions at the railway.
Prior to joining CP, Keith was executive vice-president and chief operating officer at Canadian National (CN). He held various positions at CN including executive vice-president, operations, senior vice-president eastern region, senior vice-president western region, and vice-president of the prairie division.
Keith began his railroad career at Burlington Northern Railway in 1992 as an intermodal ramp manager in Birmingham, Alabama. He also spent part of his career at Grand Trunk Western Railroad as a superintendent and general manager and at Illinois Central Railroad as a trainmaster and director of corridor operations, prior to its merger with CN in 1999.
Keith obtained a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Jacksonville State University. He also completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School. Keith has a military background as a commissioned officer in the US Army, during which time he served in the Persian Gulf War in Saudi Arabia.