Senior Management

Leadership team

Lionel Ettedgui
President and Chief Executive Officer
Lionel Ettedgui

Mario Brin
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mario Brin

Marko Potvin
Vice President, Central Procurement & Private Labels
Marko Potvin

Michel Delisle
Vice President, Information Technology
Michel Delisle

Élisabeth Tremblay
Vice President, Human Resources & Communications
Élisabeth Tremblay

Michel Gagné
General Manager Lauzon Meats
Michel Gagné

Derek Smith
General Manager Décarie Meats
Derek Smith

Jean-Roch Thiffault
General Manager Norref
Jean-Roch Thiffault

Mathieu Dumulong
General Manager, Wholesale Division, in Boucherville
Mathieu Dumulong

John Hemeon
Senior Vice President and General Manager Summit Foods
John Hemeon

Board of Directors

Robert Cloutier
Chairman of the Board
Member of the Audit Committee
Robert Cloutier

With more than 35 years of experience, in the Food Industry at senior management levels, including M. Loeb Limitée, Oshawa Group and Métro Inc., Mr.Cloutier, since the sale of his business in 2006, Achille de la Chevrotière Limitée, sits on different boards in sectors such as distribution, manufacturing, mining and technology.



Robert J. Briscoe
Member of the Board
Executive Vice-Chairman of the Board
Member of the Corporate Governance and Human Resources Committee
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Robert Briscoe acts as executive vice-Chairman. He is President of Robraye Management Ltd. He owns Dubé Loiselle Inc., a foodservice distribution company. President of Macco Organiques Inc., he is also Chairman of the Board of IEC Holden Inc. Mr. Briscoe has many years of experience as an investor in business opportunities and as an operator in several businesses. He is also Chairman of the Board of Lallemand Inc. Mr. Briscoe holds an MBA Degree as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Science (Chemistry) from Concordia University (previously Sir George William University).



Robert B. Johnston
Member of the Board
Member of the Corporate Governance and Human Resources Committee
 Robert B. Johnston

Robert Johnston is Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer of The InterTech Group, Inc. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of The Hudson’s Bay Company. Mr. Johnston is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Supremex, Inc., and is a Director of Fyffes plc, Gas Natural Inc., Corning Natural Gas Holding Corporation and Circa Enterprises Inc. In addition, Mr. Johnston serves on the Board of Directors of the South Carolina Community Loan Fund and Experiences Canada. Mr. Johnston holds an MBA Degree from the John Molson School of Business, a Master’s Degree in Public Policy & Public Administration, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Concordia University and holds the ICD.D Designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.



Marc Baillargeon
Member of the Board
President of the Corporate Governance and Human Resources Committee
 Marc Baillargeon

Mr. Baillargeon is a consultant, specializing in business strategy and restructuring. He held a number of senior positions notably President & CEO of Ratiopharm Canada, Siegfried Canada and Nutri Health Supplements; Executive Vice-President and CFO of Technilab Pharma; Vice President Systems & Logistics of UAP Inc.; and General Manager, and before that CFO of C Corp Inc. Mr. Baillargeon has helped and sat on Board of Directors of various organizations among which Wooky Entertainment and Bands in Town LLC, where he was co-chairman. His expertise covers general management, business strategy, finance, procurement, production, IT, project management and R&D. He holds an MBA from McGill University and a BAA from Laval University.



J. Michael Horgan
Member of the Board
Member of the Audit Committee

 J. Michael Horgan

Mr. Horgan is a corporate director. From 2010 until 2013, Mr. Horgan was Chairman of Eurest Services Division for Compass Group Canada. Mr. Horgan also served as co-chief executive officer and president of the Hurley Group of Companies until 2010. Until 2016, Mr. Horgan was a managing partner for the National Service Alliance (NSA). Mr. Horgan served as director of the Building Service Contractors Association International (“BSCAI”) from 1997 to 2000 and was a member of the executive committee of BSCAI between 2007 and 2011. He services as a director of Varsity Facility Services and on the board of advisors for 4 M Facility Solutions. Mr. Horgan graduated from University of Montreal, Loyola College, with an Honours Degree in History.



Warren White
Member of the Board
Member of the Audit Committee
 Warren White

Mr. Warren White is a seasoned leader with an impressive track record in information technology. Mr. White served as Senior Vice President, Global Business Engineering at CGI from 2003 to 2012. He previously served as Vice President, Information Technology and Procurement for Alcan Aluminum, as well as Vice President, Strategic Planning and CIO for Dominion Textile. In addition, over the past decade, he has served on the boards of four publicly traded companies. Warren White is a member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec and holds a bachelor’s degree in Accountancy and a MBA from Concordia University, where he currently teaches Information Technology and Digital Strategy in the EMBA program.



Raymond Paré
Member of the Board
President of the Audit Committee
 Raymond Paré

Mr. Paré was Chief Financial Officer of the SAQ from November 2015 until August of this year when he joined Sotramont Canada Inc. as an associate partner. Between 2003 and 2015, he held several executive positions at Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., including the position of Vice President and Chief Financial Officer during his last years. Mr. Paré also acts as strategic advisor for Groupe SPI Inc., a distribution and consulting company in the field of health and safety. Mr. Paré has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Université du Québec and a MBA in Financing, and is a member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec.



Denis Mathieu
Member of the Board
Member of the Corporate Governance and Human Resources Committee
 Denis Mathieu

Mr. Denis Mathieu has a vast experience in the distribution sector. He is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Novexco Inc., a Canadian leader in the distribution of office supplies and products. From 2007 to 2015, Mr. Mathieu worked for Uni-Select Inc. the largest distributor of auto parts in Canada, notably as Executive Vice President Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer. He had previously held various management and executive positions with Transcontinental Inc. and the Laurentian Group Corporation. Denis Mathieu is a member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agrées du Québec and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Université Laval and a MBA from Université de Sherbrooke.

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