Danièle Bergeron and Alain Masse are appointed to the IRCM Foundation's Board of Directors

MONTREAL, June 19, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Danièle Bergeron, President at Mobilia, and Alain Masse, Executive Vice President, Operations at NAPA Auto Parts, were appointed to the IRCM Foundation's Board of Directors during the Board meeting held yesterday.

"We are pleased to welcome them both to our Board," says André J.P. Couillard, President of the IRCM Foundation. "They bring new expertise that will undoubtedly contribute to our Foundation's growth and visibility."

Danièle Bergeron holds a Master's in business administration and the title of Administratrice de société certifiée (certified corporate director). Throughout her career, she has acquired strong management experience in the retail and manufacturing sectors. She held the position of Executive Vice President, Retail Division at Ogilvy, then joined Jacob Boutiques as Vice President, Product. She has been President of the home furnishings company Mobilia since 2011.

Alain Masse has a degree in business administration from HEC Montréal. Before his current position, he was Executive Vice President of the Heavy Vehicle Parts Division. NAPA Auto Parts is a subsidiary of UAP Inc., the Canadian leader in the distribution, merchandising and remanufacturing of automotive parts and replacement accessories for cars, truck and heavy vehicles. Previously, Mr. Masse held the position of President and General Manager of Cantrex.

About the IRCM Foundation
The IRCM Foundation (www.ircm.qc.ca/fondation) raises funds to support research and training activities at the IRCM. The Foundation is currently conducting a major fundraising campaign, Give for Life, which aims to support the IRCM's priority projects for the coming years.

About the IRCM
The IRCM (www.ircm.qc.ca) is a renowned biomedical research institute located in the heart of Montréal's university district. Founded in 1967, it is currently comprised of 35 research units. The IRCM is affiliated with the Université de Montréal, and the IRCM Clinic is associated to the Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM). It also maintains a long-standing association with McGill University. The IRCM is funded by the Quebec ministry of Economy, Innovation and Export Trade (Ministère de l'Économie, de l'Innovation et des Exportations).


SOURCE: Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM)

For further information:

Lucette Thériault
Communications Director, IRCM 
514-987-5535 
lucette.theriault@ircm.qc.ca

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