OmniTRAX Canada Names New President
Mr Chase will oversee the firm's operations that include North America's deepwater Arctic port - the Port of Churchill and the Hudson Bay Railway that delivers goods to businesses and communities in Manitoba.
The Port of Churchill and Hudson Bay Railway are the potential point of entry and transport solution for delivering megaloads of equipment to the Canadian oil sands. OmniTRAX, an affiliate of The Broe Group, based in Denver, Colorado, has owned and operated the port and railway since 1997.
Mr Chase will also be responsible for operations of the Saskatchewan-based Carlton Trail Railway, and the Kettle Falls International Railway that connects British Columbia to the US.
Previously, Mr Chase served as senior vice president at rail and truck transportation firm Kleysen Group in Winnipeg.
Mr Chase joined Kleysen in 2001 to manage the intermodal business unit and was responsible for strategic planning and business development.
Gary Long, president and CEO of OmniTRAX, said: â€œBrad's leadership abilities, transportation background and deal-making skills are keys to expanding our operations and partnerships in Canada. His appointment as president of OmniTRAX Canada shows our commitment to the Port of Churchill and the Hudson Bay Railway in Manitoba, the economic development of Nunavut, as well as our rail assets in Saskatchewan and British Columbia.â€
Mr Chase said: â€œI look forward to pursuing business opportunities for OmniTRAX that also benefit Canada, and particularly, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and the North. We will make strategic capital investments, seek joint ventures and work with all levels of government to ensure that the Hudson Bay Railway and the Port of Churchill contribute to the success of Canada's Northern Strategy.â€
OmniTRAX and OmniTRAX Canada are the North American transportation management companies. OmniTRAX-managed a full range of transportation and logistics services, including railroad, port and freight terminal operations that are located in three Canadian provinces and 10 US states.
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