Senior Management

Leadership team

Louis Frenette

Louis Frenette
President, Chief Executive Officer

Pierre Blanchette

 Pierre Blanchette
SVP & Chief Financial Officer

Mathieu Dumulong

Mathieu Dumulong
Vice President, Sales

Élisabeth Tremblay

Élisabeth Tremblay
Vice President, Human Resources & Communications

Daniel Valiquette

Daniel Valiquette
Vice President, Central Procurement & Private Labels

Michel Delisle

Michel Delisle
Vice President, Information Technology

Bernard Carrier

Bernard Carrier
Vice President, Operations

Jean-Roch Thiffault

Jean-Roch Thiffault
General Manager Norref
General Manager Lauzon Meats – Interim

Board of Directors

 Warren White

Warren White
President of the Board
Member of the Audit Committee

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.

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Jean Gattuso
Member of the Board
Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Corporate Governance Committee

Jean Gattuso, is an experimented corporate director, Mr. Gattuso sits on several boards of directors including Investissement Québec, La Tablée des Chefs and Le Cercle des Présidents du Québec, as well as on the advisory boards of two privately held companies. Mr. Gattuso joined Lassonde in 1987 where he held various senior executive positions within the subsidiary A. Lassonde inc. between 1995 and 2009. Mr. Gattuso was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Lassonde Industries Inc. in 2009 and served as President and Chief Operating Officer from 2012 to 2021, in addition to serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of several subsidiaries and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the subsidiary of Industries Lassonde inc. Under his leadership, the company has become the largest manufacturer of fruit juices and drinks in Canada and has carved out a leadership position in North America. Mr. Gattuso holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Quebec in Montreal. He has earned numerous distinctions during his career, including “Personality of the Year” in the food industry in 2003, “Entrepreneur of the Year 2008” from Ernst & Young in Quebec, the “MBA of the year” in 2014, as well as the Golden Pencil Award in 2015.

 Robert B. Johnston

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

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.

 J. Michael Horgan

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

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.

 François R. Roy

François R. Roy
Member of the Board
President of the Audit Committee

Mr. Roy has been a corporate director since 2010. He was Vice Principal (Administration and Finance) of McGill University from 2007 until 2010. From 2000 until 2003, he was Chief Financial Officer of Telemedia Corporation, a private portfolio company. Prior thereto, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Quebecor Inc., an organization in telecommunications, entertainment, news media and culture, from 1998 until 2000, and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Avenor Inc., a producer of newsprint and wood products, from 1997 until 1998.

 Denis Mathieu

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

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.

 Danièle Bergeron

Danièle Bergeron
Member of the Board
Member of the Corporate Governance Committee
Member of Human Resources Committee
Member of the Audit Committee

Ms. Bergeron is President and associate of La Société des Leaders de Marques. She has also been President and CEO of Mayrand Ltd, a food trade specialist operating in Montreal and part of the AOF-Alimplus-Mayrand Group. Previously, she held various executive positions at recognized Quebec-based retailers including Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of Sail Plein Air Inc. and President of Mobilia. During her career, she successfully repositioned brands and executed digital transformations in highly competitive environments. A seasoned director, she has served on the boards of the SAQ, CCA Quebec and of the Montreal Clinical Research Institute’s Foundation (“IRCM”). Ms. Bergeron holds an Executive M.B.A. from the École des Hautes Études Commerciales and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors

 Marc Beauchamp

Marc Beauchamp
Member of the Board
Member of Human Resources Committee

Marc Beauchamp has more than 42 years of experience in the private equity and venture capital industry. In 1981, M. Beauchamp founded Novacap, a Private Equity Investment firm, now one of the most prominent buyout and growth equity firms. Under his leadership, Novacap has helped various companies accelerate their growth and achieve the status of worldwide player in their respective markets. M. Beauchamp is an experienced director who has been on a number of boards of directors, including Novacap, several companies in its portfolio, and the endowment fund of McGill University. He is a board member of the Fraser Institute and is also involved in the “school perseverance program” of the St-Vincent Paul Society. M. Beauchamp holds an HBA of the Ivey School of Business in London, Ontario, and an MBA of the Columbia University in New York. He was awarded several honors during his career including “Outstanding Entrepreneur” by Les Nouveaux Performants, “Builder of the Year” by the Commerce magazine, and « Capital bâtisseur » by Réseau Capital.

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