CN NORTH AMERICA'S STRUCTURE IN THE EAST GETS AN OVERHAUL DISTRICTS REALIGNED, MANAGERS NAMED

CN NORTH AMERICA'S STRUCTURE IN THE EAST GETS AN OVERHAUL DISTRICTS REALIGNED, MANAGERS NAMED

CN North America announced a restructuring of its eastern operations, appointing new managers and pruning district units down to three from five.

"The five appointments announced today put proven performers in a position to accelerate our eastern performance," Paul Tellier, president and chief executive, said Thursday.The moves will improve CN's performance and competitiveness in the industrial heartland of the nation and in the Chicago-Halifax corridor.

Keith Heller becomes senior vice president for CN East, replacing Al Deegan, who retired. Mr. Heller played a key role in CN labor negotiations this spring.

Barry Lee, previously chief of service design, succeeds Mr. Heller as chief of transportation.

Dave Wilson becomes district manager for Grand Trunk District at Pontiac, Mich., a new administrative unit comprising virtually all CN lines in the United States and replacing the previous Grand Trunk organization headquartered in Detroit.

Terry McManaman is manager of the Great Lakes district at Toronto, a new unit replacing northern Ontario and southern Ontario districts.

Andre Pronovost becomes manager of the Champlain district, which extends between Ontario and Halifax, Nova Scotia. It replaces the former Laurentian and Maritime districts.