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CN appoints Miller to newly created chief safety officer post; promotes Creel to EVP of operations


Canadian National Railway Co. has its first-ever chief safety officer. The Class I recently promoted Paul Miller from vice president of transportation to VP and chief safety officer, effective May 1.

In the newly created position, Miller will be responsible for overseeing all safety functions, including operating practices, regulatory affairs, risk management, environment and hazardous materials.

Miller has served CN for more than 28 years in various operations and marketing capacities.

“All of our leaders in operations have significant safety responsibilities embedded in their roles, but having an officer whose job is focused exclusively on safety will bring an added dimension of discipline and vision to our precision railroading model,” said CN President and Chief Executive Officer E. Hunter Harrison in a prepared statement.

Meanwhile, CN also promoted Keith Creel from senior VP-Eastern Region to executive VP of operations, effective May 1. He will be responsible for rail operations in Canada and the United States.

Since joining CN as part of the Illinois Central Railroad merger in 1999, Creel has served as general manager-Michigan Zone in the Midwest Division, VP of the Prairie Division and SVP of the Western Region.

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