COMPETITION WATCH: OmniTRAX Canada names new president

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WINNIPEG, Man. — OmniTRAX Canada has named transportation executive Brad Chase as its new president.

“I look forward to pursuing business opportunities for OmniTRAX that also benefit Canada, and particularly, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and the North,” said Chase. “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.”

Chase was formerly senior vice-president at Kleysen Group in Winnipeg, a company handling commodities throughout Canada and the US via rail and truck transportation. Chase joined Kleysen in 2001 to lead the intermodal business unit. He was responsible for strategic planning and business development and was instrumental in the company’s growth.

“Brad’s leadership abilities, transportation background and deal-making skills are keys to expanding our operations and partnerships in Canada,” said Gary Long, president and CEO of OmniTRAX, Inc. “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.”

Chase will be based at the OmniTRAX Canada offices in Winnipeg and have oversight of the company’s operations in Canada, including the Port of Churchill, the Hudson Bay Railway, the Carlton Trail Railway, and the Kettle Falls International Railway.

Chase is a 1989 graduate of Red River College in Winnipeg, with a diploma in business administration. He and his wife, Robyn, live in Winnipeg and are the parents of two children.

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