CSL Announces Changes to Senior Leadership Team

Sep 12


CSL President and CEO, Rod Jones is pleased to announce two important appointments that will serve to strengthen CSL’s core competencies and position the company for the future.

Effective January 1, 2015, Louis Martel, currently President of Canada Steamship Lines, will assume the position of President, CSL International. In this role, Mr. Martel will be responsible for the leadership of CSL’s international divisions, namely CSL Americas, CSL Europe, CSL Asia, CSL Australia and CSL Transhipment. He will continue to be based in Montreal.

Mr. Martel will also retain his Group-wide responsibilities as head of the following programs: Safety and SafePartners, Environmental Technologies and Innovation, Sustainability and Regulatory Compliance, Global Ship Management, and Global Technical Services.

During his tenure as President of Canada Steamship Lines, Mr. Martel has been instrumental in fostering a CSL culture based on safety, trust, respect and collaboration. With his proven record of operational leadership, strategic development and team building, Mr. Martel brings the experience and expertise required to lead CSL’s international operations in an exciting new phase of growth and development.

Mr. Martel joined CSL as Naval Architect in 1997, and transferred to CSL Americas as Director, Technical Operations in 2003. He was promoted to Vice-President, Technical Operations in 2006, and President of Canada Steamship Lines in 2012.

Building on the solid foundation and momentum established by Louis Martel in Canada, Allister Paterson will be joining CSL as President of Canada Steamship Lines, effective in January 2015.

Mr. Paterson has over 20 years experience in the transportation industry, most recently as Senior Vice President of Finnair’s Commercial Division. Prior to joining Finnair, he was President and CEO of Seaway Marine Transport.

Mr. Paterson began his career at Pacific Western Airlines (predecessor to Canadian Airlines) before joining Air New Zealand in senior roles including Acting-CEO in 1998. Prior to joining Seaway Marine Transport, he was the President and CEO of Air Canada Vacations.