Published on: March 23, 2017

Yamashita, longtime CP engineer, hired as VP
Cando adds expertise to Engineering and Track Services division

BRANDON, March 23, 2017—Cando Rail Services, an international service provider of innovative rail support services, has appointed Tim Yamashita as its new Vice-President of Engineering and Track Services, effective March 13, 2017. In his new role, Yamashita is responsible for the management of Cando’s Design, Build, Maintain services.

Yamashita is a professional engineer with almost 30 years of experience working in the rail industry for Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. He has extensive experience in managing all facets of construction projects and maintenance which include rail terminals, pre-tripping facilities, track infrastructure and bridge works.

“We are excited to have someone with Tim’s high level of technical, management and engineering experience join Cando,” says Brian Cornick, Cando’s CEO. “He has an extensive management background in construction and rail projects which fits in perfectly with Cando’s current business structure.”

In his nearly 30-year career with CP, Yamashita held various roles within the company’s Engineering departments, most recently as the Senior Director Engineering Works, Systems where he provided leadership to the works team and the various engineering field operations. In previous positions with CP, he had responsibilities ranging from project management, to capital program development to leading local engineering teams.

Cando’s Engineering and Track Services Division is a growing and dynamic business unit based in Brandon, Manitoba with approximately $25 million in revenues and 100 employees.


About Cando

Cando Rail Services is an employee-owned company established in 1978 in Brandon, Manitoba. Cando optimizes the bulk material supply chain for industry and the Class 1 railways across North America. Cando’s goal is to provide a complete rail solution by offering individual services including industrial switching, material handling, logistics, terminal and transload services, engineering and track services, railcar storage, railcar repair and short line operations. Operating at more than 25 sites across Canada and the US, Cando serves many industries including automotive/manufacturing, fertilizer/potash, petroleum, grain and grain products, forest products and intermodal. To learn more about Cando’s business and services, please visit:

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