Canadian Pacific Railway appoints Keith Creel as CEO
Mr. Creel was appointed CP’s President and Chief Operating Officer in February 2013.
Prior to joining CP, he 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.
Mr. Creel 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.
Mr. Creel obtained a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Jacksonville State University. He also completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.
He 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.