John Brooks was appointed Senior Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer on February 14, 2017.
During John's sales and marketing career he has held senior responsibilities in all lines of business, including coal, chemicals, merchandise products, grain and intermodal. He began his railroading career with Union Pacific and later helped start I&M Rail Link, LLC, which was purchased by the Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad (DM&E) in 2002. John was Vice-President of Marketing at the DM&E prior to it being acquired by CP in 2007.
In the role of CMO, John is responsible for CP's business units and lead a group of highly capable sales and marketing professionals across North America. In addition, John is responsible for strengthening partnerships with existing customers, generating new opportunities for growth, enhancing the value of the company's service offerings and developing strategies to optimize CP's book of business.
With more than 20 years in the railroading business, John brings a breadth of experience to the CMO role that will be pivotal to CP's continued and future success.