02/04/2013 08:47 EST | Updated 04/06/2013 05:12 EDT

Canadian Pacific hires frmr CN operations chief as Harrison's second-in-command

CALGARY - Canadian Pacific (TSX:CP) has hired a former senior executive of rival Canadian National Railway (TSX:CNR) to be second-in-command to CEO Hunter Harrison, who also previously worked at Montreal-based CN, Harrison will remain Canadian Pacific's chief executive of Calgary-based CP. The company says Keith Creel will become CP's president and chief operating officer on Tuesday. Creel had previously been an executive vice-president and the COO at Canadian National