Career History

CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAY

2001 to 2008 (Retired April 2008)

Senior Vice-President, People
$8 Billion North American company
Recognized as the leader in the Railroad Industry
22,000 employees
Report to President & CEO
Montreal Headquarters

HEINZ NORTH AMERICA

1990-2001

Vice-President, Human Resources & Administration
H.J. Heinz Company Ltd. (1992-2001)
$8 Billion Food Manufacturer
20,000 employees (North America)
Reported to President & CEO (HNA)
Pittsburgh Headquarters

Vice-President, Human Resources
Heinz Canada (1990-1991)
Toronto Headquarters

CADBURY SCHWEPPES INC.

1983-1990

Canadian Human Resources Director (1987-1990)
North America Human Resources Director, Stanford, CT 1985-1987)
Human Resources Manager, Toronto (1984-1985)
Training & Development Manager, Toronto (1983-1984)

DATACROWN INC.

1982-1983

Training & Recruitment Manager, Toronto

TECHNICAL SERVICES COUNCIL

1978-1982

Group Manager, Toronto

HUMBER COLLEGE

1977-1978

Training Consultant, Toronto

NORTEL

1975-1977

Training Specialist, Toronto

 

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