ROUGEMONT, QC, Oct. 25, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Lassonde Industries Inc.
(TSX: LAS.A) ("Lassonde") Jean Gattuso, Chairman of Clement Pappas and
Company, Inc. and President and Chief Operating Officer of Lassonde
Industries Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of
Mark A. McNeil to the role of Chief Executive Officer of Clement Pappas
and Company, Inc. ("CPC"). The appointment is effective on November 11,
Mark A. McNeil holds a degree in Economics from the University of New
Hampshire. He is a seasoned executive and was until recently Senior
Vice President Category Management at a large US foodservice
distributor. He also held senior positions at Weston Foods Canada and
Loblaw Companies Limited.
"We are pleased to welcome Mark to the Clement Pappas and Company team,"
said Jean Gattuso. "His leadership qualities and outstanding track
record in the food industry will enable CPC to continue to grow and
Current CEO, Clement David Pappas, will remain with the Company and
transition to the role of Special Advisor. He will also retain his
shares in the Company along with his seat on the Board of Directors of
"We are pleased to be able to continue to rely on Clement's expertise
and deep knowledge of our industry and wish to thank him for the work
accomplished as CEO of CPC," added Jean Gattuso.
About Lassonde Industries Inc.
Lassonde Industries Inc. is a North American leader in the development,
manufacture and sale of a wide range of fruit and vegetable juices and
drinks marketed under brands such as Everfresh, Fairlee, Flavür,
Fruité, Graves, Oasis and Rougemont.
Lassonde is also the second largest producer of store brand
ready-to-drink fruit juices and drinks in the United States and a major
producer of cranberry juices, drinks and sauces.
Lassonde also develops, manufactures and markets specialty food products
under brands such as Antico and Canton. The Company imports and markets
selected wines from various countries and manufactures apple ciders and
The Company produces superior quality products through the efforts of
some 2,000 people working in 14 plants across Canada and the United
States. To learn more, visit www.lassonde.com.
SEDAR registration number: 00002099
Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are based on
certain assumptions. These forward-looking statements are subject to a
number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or
events to differ materially from current expectations. Additional
factors are discussed in materials filed from time to time with the
securities regulatory authorities in Canada. Lassonde Industries Inc.
disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any
forward-looking statements except as required by law.
SOURCE: Lassonde Industries Inc.
For further information:
Guy Blanchette, FCPA, CA
Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer
Lassonde Industries Inc.
450-469-4926, extension 10782
Lassonde Industries Inc.
450-469-4926, extension 10265