07/16/2013 11:19 EDT | Updated 09/15/2013 05:12 EDT

Canadian Pacific appoints Tony Marquis new VP for eastern region

CALGARY - Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (TSX:CP) has appointed Tony Marquis as its new vice-president in charge of operations in Eastern Canada and the Northeastern United States.

Marquis spent 25 years with CP rival Canadian National Railway Co. (TSX:CNR) in various operations jobs.

His past roles also include being in charge of a locomotive simulator company and leading the turnaround of a Colombian railroad.

Marquis will report to chief operating officer Keith Creel, who is seen a likely successor to CEO Hunter Harrison.