Former Brandon-Souris Conservative MP Merv Tweed has been named president of OmniTRAX Canada.
Tweed resigned on Monday, just hours before he was announced in his new role during a news conference in Winnipeg. Tweed had served his riding for more than nine years — after first being elected in 2004 — before leaving to seek the private sector opportunity.
“This is an enterprising organization that has served northern Canada well since 1997. Through this role I will endeavour to ensure the next stage of growth so we can as a team extend and grow the services we provide,” Tweed said in a release.
Denver-based OmniTRAX owns, operates and provides all stevedoring at the Port of Churchill, Canada’s only Arctic deep water port in Manitoba.