JJ Ruest, Executive Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer of CN, has been inducted into the International Maritime Hall of Fame, as was Madeleine Paquin, President and CEO of Logistec Corporation. The International Maritime Hall of Fame was founded in 1993 by the Maritime Association Port of New York and New Jersey to recognize maritime visionaries, who through excellence in their company, organization, or services, best exemplify the qualities of futuristic thinking that will guide the maritime industry in the 21st Century.
“Transportation and logistics is a team sport and this honour recognizes CN’s collaboration with our outstanding maritime supply chain partners,” said Ruest. “CN has the best port connections in North America and our commitment to our customers is second to none. Working together and constantly innovating, we are able to move goods to market efficiently across the world.” Ruest, who oversees CN’s efforts to grow the company’s business and strengthen its relationships with supply chain partners, was inducted during a gala in New York City.
“I am truly honored to receive this prestigious award from the maritime community in the United States. The credit for this goes to my team of talented and dedicated leaders. Together, we strategize and we are always looking for innovative ways to find solutions for our growing customer base,” said Ms. Paquin. “Our success is a team effort and I will always have tremendous gratitude to the customers, partners, and colleagues that have helped Logistec achieve its success.”
Other inductees were Harley V. Franco, Chairman and CEO, Harley Marine Services; Angeliki N. Frangou, Chairman and CEO, Navios Maritime Holdings Inc.; and James C. McKenna, President and CEO, Pacific Maritime Association.