STELLARTON, NS, June 7, 2012 /CNW/ - Sobeys Inc. today announced the
appointment of Claude Tessier as President, IGA Operations Business
The appointment follows an announcement made earlier today by Empire
Company Limited and Sobeys Inc. of Marc Poulin as President & CEO,
Sobeys Inc. effective June 29, 2012.
"As Marc prepares to assume the leadership of Sobeys Inc., I am
delighted to announce that Claude Tessier will lead our IGA Operations
Business Unit," said Bill McEwan, President & CEO, Sobeys Inc. "Claude is a highly respected leader,
not just within our organization, but within the broader business
community in Québec."
"Claude is an experienced executive who understands all aspects of our
business and who has earned the trust and confidence of our employees
and franchisees since joining the company in 2003," said Marc Poulin.
"He is uniquely equipped to continue to drive the success of our IGA
Operations Business Unit by leveraging our well-earned reputation in
About Claude Tessier
Mr. Tessier is a Chartered Accountant who began his career in 1986 with
Coopers & Lybrand (now Price Waterhouse Coopers). Between 1989 and
1994, he held increasingly senior finance roles with Mallette
International and Costco Inc. In 1994 he joined Provigo Inc. where he
served in a number of roles including Vice President, Financial
Planning and Vice President, Finance & Treasury. From 1999-2003 he was
Chief Financial Officer of Fly Furniture. Mr. Tessier joined Sobeys
Inc. in 2003 as Vice President, Finance & Strategic Planning for Sobeys
Mr. Tessier holds a Bachelor of Accounting degree from the Université du
Québec à Montréal (1986). He has been a member of the Canadian
Institute of Chartered Accountants since 1987.
Mr. Tessier is an Ambassador of the Charles Bruneau Foundation,
supporting research and treatment for children with cancer.
About Sobeys Inc.
Proudly Canadian, with headquarters in Stellarton, Nova Scotia, Sobeys
has been serving the food shopping needs of Canadians for 104 years. A
wholly-owned subsidiary of Empire Company Limited (TSX: EMP.A), Sobeys
owns or franchises more than 1,300 stores in all 10 provinces under
retail banners that include Sobeys, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, and Thrifty
Foods, as well as Lawton's Drug Stores. Sobeys and its franchise
affiliates employ more than 95,000 people. The company's goal is to be
widely recognized as the best food retailer and workplace environment
in Canada. More information on Sobeys Inc. can be found at www.sobeyscorporate.com.
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Vice President, Communications & Corporate Affairs
Senior Director, Public Affairs
IGA Operations Business Unit, Sobeys Inc.
(514) 324-1010 ext 2400