MONTREAL, May 6 /CNW Telbec/ - Transcontinental today announced the
appointment of Katya Laviolette as Corporate Vice President, Human
Resources. She will assume her duties on May 30, 2011 and will be a
member of the Corporation's Executive Management Committee. Her
principal role will be to oversee management of all human capital and
corporate culture activities.
This appointment brings Ms. Laviolette back to Transcontinental, as she
was Vice President, Human Resources of the Media Sector from 2003 to
2007. "I am very pleased to welcome Katya back to Transcontinental. Her
broad knowledge of the changing media and communications industry is a
definite asset for us," says François Olivier, President and Chief
Executive Officer of Transcontinental Inc. "We can count on her to
support Transcontinental's transformation as we strengthen our
traditional core operations and build our new offering of communication
marketing solutions for our current and future customers."
Ms. Laviolette brings close to 20 years of experience in human resources
and organizational development acquired in positions with
CBC/Radio-Canada, Alcan, Bombardier Aerospace, Canadian National and
Pratt & Whitney Canada.
She holds a Bachelor's of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta
and a Master's of Industrial Relations from Queen's University in
Ontario. She has received a number of awards, including the E.S. Sunley
Scholarship in Industrial Relations, the Queen's Graduate Fellowship,
the Cameron-Wood Prize in Industrial Relations, and the Queen's
University/IRC Press Prize for her article, "A Framework for a Formal
Mentoring Program." In 2000, she co-chaired the Governor General's
Canadian Leadership Conference.
She is a member of the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés and is on the board of directors of the Centre international de recherches et d'études en management (CIREM).
Transcontinental creates marketing products and services that allow
businesses to attract, reach and retain their target customers. The
Corporation is the largest printer in Canada and Mexico, and
fourth-largest in North America. As the leading publisher of consumer
magazines and French-language educational resources, and of community
newspapers in Quebec and the Atlantic provinces, it is also one of
Canada's top media groups. In addition, its digital platforms deliver
unique content through more than 250 websites. Transcontinental also
offers interactive marketing products and services that use new
communications platforms supported by marketing strategy and planning
services, database analytics, premedia, e-flyers, email marketing,
custom communications and mobile solutions.
Transcontinental (TSX: TCL.A, TCL.B, TCL.PR.D) has 10,500 employees in
Canada, the United States and Mexico, and reported revenues of C$2.1
billion in 2010. For more information about the Corporation, please
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