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May 26, 2019

Canadian National Railway announces executive changes

Canadian National Railway announced recently the appointment, effective July 1, of new executive vice-president and COO Rob Reilly, and the promotion, effective June 3, of Michael Foster to executive vice-president and chief information and technology officer.

Prior to his appointment as COO, Reilly, 54, had 30 years of experience in the rail industry. He joined the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Company (now known as BNSF) in 1989. A graduate of Washburn University, Reillycompleted the Executive Program at Stanford University.

“I am very pleased to be joining CN, the industry leader among North American railroads and the pioneer of scheduled railroading,” Reilly said. “I look forward to adding my experience to this already great team of scheduled railroaders.”

Foster, 52, who joined CN in March 2018 as senior vice-president and chief information and technology officer, is promoted to executive vice-president and chief information and technology officer. He joined CN from FedEx. He has led the deployment of new technologies and the supply chain services, while delivering on important technological advances such as Positive Train Control, automated track and train inspections, as well as mobile devices for frontline railroaders.

CN, which operates a line through the Kankakee area, serves the cities and ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the metro areas of Toronto, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Calgary, Chicago, Memphis, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., and Jackson, Miss.. For more information, visit cn.ca.

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