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Thursday, October 24, 2013    

Percy to become GO Transit's next president


Metrolinx has named Greg Percy president of GO Transit to succeed Gary McNeil, who plans to retire next month. Percy will begin his new duties on Nov. 9.

Percy has more than 30 years of experience in the transportation industry, most recently as vice president of GO Capital Infrastructure, Metrolinx officials said in a press release.

"GO Transit's growth and expansion remains a vital part of our Big Move and Next Wave strategy," said Metrolinx Chairman J. Robert Prichard. "Having a leader with Greg's first-hand knowledge of the organization and broad transportation experience is going to be integral in transforming Metrolinx into a regional transportation services provider."

Percy began his career with Canadian Pacific, where he held increasingly senior roles in several areas, including marketing and operations. He joined GO Transit in 2000 as director of rail services, and later left for a short time to assume new challenges at Giffels Associates Ltd. before returning to GO Transit as vice president of operations.

"I have had the opportunity to work alongside Greg for some years now and look forward to his leadership of GO Transit," said Bruce McCuaig, Metrolinx president and chief executive officer. "I know he has a great focus on GO Transit's customers, service delivery and the service's capital infrastructure construction. I would also like to thank Gary McNeil for his many years of dedicated service to GO Transit and wish him well in his retirement."

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