North America (Change)

Effective January 9, 2020, John Corey is appointed as Vice-President at the Freight Management Association of Canada (FMA).

John has been working at the Canadian Transportation Agency since 1991 and has experience in both the Air and Rail branches of the Agency.  He was appointed as Manager Rail Investigations in 2004 and then Team Leader – Mediation Services in 2013.  Both services are part of the Dispute Resolution Branch.

In these last two appointments, John played a major role in settling disputes between the federally regulated freight railways and their customers.

“John brings his extensive experience and background with the regulatory agency to FMA and this will strengthen our government relations activities on behalf of the broader Canadian shipper community” said Gary Fast, Chairman of FMA and Vice-President, Transportation at Canadian Tire.

John will join the FMA management team and will have an initial focus on the railway service issues confronting the shipper community.

“I have had contact with John on many issues over the past two decades and have always been impressed with his knowledge and his judgement in addressing disputes. I am looking forward to working with John as he brings that skill and experience to FMA”, said Bob Ballantyne, FMA President.

John has a Bachelor of Science degree from Concordia University and a Certificate in Business Administration from the University of Ottawa. He has been a member in good standing of the Chartered Public Accountants of Ontario since 1990.

The FMA has been representing the freight transportation interests of Canadian industry since 1916. Our 70+ members include companies, both large and small, from most industrial sectors and from all across the country. The FMA member companies contribute approximately $90 billion annually to the Canadian economy and purchase approximately $3 billion in freight services by truck, rail, marine, courier and airfreight.


Bob Ballantyne P. Eng., President
Freight Management Association of Canada
Ottawa, ON

We at CILTNA would like to congratulate John in his new role at FMA.