Former Richardson International exec to join CP

by Holly Demaree-Saddler
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Joan Hardy VP of transportation at Richardson speaks at CGCS
Joan Hardy, former vice-president of transportation at Richardson International, discusses innovations needed in the rail industry during the 2017 Canadian Global Crops Symposium. 
Photo by Susan Reidy.
 
CALGARY, CANADA — Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (CP) is adding to its leadership team with Joan Hardy as vice-president of sales and marketing for the grain and fertilizer business.

Hardy comes to CP after 12 years at Richardson International, a Canadian agriculture and food processing business, where she was vice-president of transportation. There she was responsible for rail, marine and truck transportation as well as sales contract management and administration across Richardson's North American network. Prior to joining Richardson International, Hardy spent 21 years at Canadian National, where she held various roles, including assistant vice-president, sales, and senior director in CN's customer service center.

“In Joan, CP is getting a proven leader with experience across the grain supply chain,” said John Brooks, senior vice-president and chief marketing officer. “She brings to the table an incredible combination of 20-plus years of railroad experience and more than a decade as a grain and fertilizer shipper and customer of the railways. Her unique blend of experience will only enhance the customer experience for CP shippers while further cementing CP’s role as a leader within the grain supply chain."

Effective April 1, Hardy will join a team within sales and marketing, led by Brooks; Coby Bullard, vice-president responsible for ECP and merchandise; and Jonathan Wahba, vice-president of intermodal and automotive.

The company said Hardy will be located in Winnipeg, the home of key grain shippers, and is well positioned to further CP’s goal of sustainable, profitable growth.

“I look forward to joining the dynamic team at CP,” Hardy said. “I am very excited to leverage my experience and skills to further improve CP’s service in the grain and fertilizer space and to assist CP in delivering for its customers, shareholders and employees.”

Hardy is a graduate in mechanical engineering from the University of Manitoba and a member of the Association of Professional Engineers in Manitoba.

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