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Long-time CPR exec Foot to retire in July


Neal Foot’s more than 35-year career at Canadian Pacific Railway is drawing to a close. Yesterday, the Class I announced its executive vice president of operations will retire July 1.

Senior VP of Operations Brock Winter will assume Foot’s responsibilities April 3, when Foot takes pre-retirement leave.

Foot has held a range of operating and executive positions at CPR, including VP of engineering and mechanical services, VP of mechanical services, and VP and chief operating officer of the Class I’s Soo Line Railway subsidiary. He recently has served as chairman of the Association of American Railroads’ Safety and Operations Management Committee (SOMC), vice chairman of the Railway Association of Canada’s SOMC and a board member of Transportation Technology Center Inc.

“[Foot’s] leadership has influenced the way we operate our railway,” said CPR President and Chief Executive Officer Fred Green in a prepared statement. “His drive to implement process engineering and his fresh approach to some of our recent cooperative co-production agreements with other railways have been groundbreaking.”

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