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Industry Achievement
Ron Lawless (2004)
Ron Lawless Ron Lawless led the team that introduced domestic and, later, international containerization to CN and its freight customers, and successfully prepared the railway for privatization in the mid-nineties.

Today, intermodal transport is the North American railroad industry’s biggest single commodity, and its’ fastest growing traffic segment. Lawless, whose career spanned 52 years, remains active in the community as President and Chairman of the Board of the Montreal not-for-profit Old Brewery Mission -- which has been caring for the community’s destitute since 1889.

Ron Lawless

He is past-president of VIA Rail Canada and of Bishop’s University, and is a Governor Emeritus of Concordia University.

Click for induction remarks by Rob Ritchie (President, CPR)



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