For Immediate Release: Wednesday, March 1, 2017
(NORTH BAY) Ontario Northland is pleased to announce that Grant Bailey has accepted the position of Vice President of Rail.
Grant has significant experience in rail operations, maintenance and management, having worked 37 years in the freight, passenger and light rail transit industries. He has held positions with Canadian National Railway, RailAmerica and Ontario Northland. Most recently he has worked with SNC-Lavalin and been involved in the design, construction, operation and maintenance of light rail transit systems in both Vancouver and Ottawa. Grant is a professional engineer, has extensive experience managing large rail infrastructure projects and is highly regarded among rail professionals throughout Canada.
As Vice President of Rail for Ontario Northland, he will be responsible for strengthening operations by providing leadership, developing effective and innovative strategies for continuous improvement, collaborating with communities, and ensuring the highest standards for safety and compliance. He will serve as a key member of the leadership team, and will shape company policy, provide valuable advice to the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission, and work with many levels of government.
Corina Moore, President and CEO, stated “I feel honoured to welcome Grant Bailey back to our team. He brings a tremendous amount of expertise, technical know-how and industry leadership to our rail division.”
“I am very excited to join Ontario Northland,” said Grant. “This is an opportunity to return to Northern Ontario and contribute to strengthening the vital transportation services that Ontario Northland provides to the people and businesses of the region.”
Grant will assume the role in August 2017.
Ontario Northland Quick Facts:
- For more than 100 years, Ontario Northland has proudly provided reliable and efficient transportation solutions to the residents and businesses of Northern Ontario.
- Our 750 employees operate out of North Bay, Cochrane, Englehart and many more locations in Northeastern Ontario.
- The rail division ships over 27,000 carloads of freight each year for businesses in the region.
- Ontario Northland operates a passenger train between Moosonee and Cochrane providing reliable and comfortable travel for people travelling to and from the James Bay Coast.
For more information please contact:
Rebecca McGlynn, Director of Marketing and Communications
Tel: 705.472.4500 ext. 529, cell 705.840.8005