Cascades names new COO
By Canadian Packaging StaffGeneral appointments Cascades Inc. Mario Plourde packaging/tissue products
Cascades Inc., and a leader in the recovery of recyclable materials and in the production of packaging and tissue products, has announced the appointment of Mario Plourde as chief operating officer effective immediately.
(Kingsey Falls, Que.) Cascades Inc., and a leader in the recovery of recyclable materials and in the production of packaging and tissue products, has announced the appointment of Mario Plourde as chief operating officer effective immediately.
“Mario Plourde joined Cascades after graduation and over the years he has risen through the ranks to become a key member of our management team. His appointment today is a clear expression of not only our confidence in Mario’s leadership but also our desire to ensure the continuity of our corporate culture. Moreover, (his) enhanced role in management will enable my brothers and me to devote more time to the strategic vision of the Company for the future”, states Alain Lemaire, Cascades’ president and chief executive officer.
Plourde will work with the group presidents in the recovery, packaging and tissue paper sectors, and will retain responsibility for managing the Specialty Products Group until a successor is chosen.
Mario Ploude obtained a Bachelor of Administration degree with a major in Finance, from l’Université de Québec à Montréal. He joined Cascades in 1985 as a controller. He was then promoted to the position of plant manager, then general manager and vice-president and chief operating officer of the Specialty Products Group. In 2000, Cascades named him president and chief operating officer of this group, which consists of more than 40 units, 2600 employees and which generates annually more than 900 million dollars in business.
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