CO: ITI Board of Directors Elects Two New Members

March 20, 2013
ITI Board now includes all seven of largest freight railroads in North America

The Board of Directors of the Intermodal Transportation Institute (ITI) at the University of Denver has elected two new members.

Elected to three-year terms were Mathieu Faure with Canadian Pacific Railway and Keith Reardon from Canadian National Railway. With CP and CN joining the ITI Board, all seven of the largest freight railroads in North America, the Class 1s, are represented on the board — BNSF, CSX, KCS, NS, UP, and now CP and CN.

Faure is vice president of marketing and sales, intermodal, with Canadian Pacific Railway, a position he assumed in October 2012. He is responsible for leading CP’s intermodal marketing and sales activities, which include domestic and international, representing approximately 26 percent of CP’s freight revenues.

Previously he served as general manager, Canadian Pacific Logistics & Market Development since 2010, and before that he held increasingly senior commercial roles in the domestic intermodal and potash and fertilizer sectors of CP's business. Prior to joining CP in 2006, he served as general manager-specialized equipment with Groupe Robert, Inc., one of the largest, regional trucking companies in Canada. He received an MBA from École des Hautes Études Commerciales in Montreal in 2003 and is a certified management accountant. He is also a graduate of the High Potential Leadership Program at Harvard Business School.

Reardon was appointed vice president of intermodal services for Canadian National Railway in May 2012 and is based in Toronto. In this capacity, Reardon oversees all aspects of the company’s domestic and international intermodal activities.

In 2009, he was appointed vice president of supply chain solutions, where he was responsible for the automotive and iron ore business units and CN’s non-rail transportation services, including transloading, freight forwarding, and warehousing, just to name a few. He also directed many supply chain and business development initiatives for CN — working closely with CN customers and partners. Previously, he was assistant vice president of CN Transloading Operations, where he managed more than 80 CN-owned warehousing and distribution facilities. Reardon holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing and an MBA from the University of North Florida.

“The broad industry experience between these two individuals speaks for itself and we are delighted to welcome these professionals to the ITI Board of Directors,” said Adriene B. Bailey, vice president, strategic business development for Yusen Logistics (Americas) Inc. and new chair of the ITI Board of Directors. “The ITI Board is a group of senior leaders in the intermodal transportation industry who generously offer their service to this organization. The 360-degree view our board members bring to the intermodal freight and passenger network in North America enables us to support the ITI’s mission to educate and influence integrated intermodal thinking into the overall network design and investment strategy for our transportation networks.”