KINGSEY FALLS, QC, Feb. 1, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Cascades Inc. (CAS on the
Toronto Stock Exchange), leader in the recovery of recyclable materials
and the production of packaging and tissue paper products, is pleased
to announce changes to its management team. Suzanne Blanchet, President
and Chief Executive Officer of Tissue Group, is making the announcement
on behalf of the company.
The President of Tissue Group is appointing Jean Jobin to the position
of Chief Operating Officer. Jobin, who joined the ranks of Cascades in
1992, is currently Executive Vice-President of Away- from-Home Products
in North America.
He has been a controller and director of various groups within the
company in North America and Europe. He holds a Master's degree in
operations management and a Master's in business management. He is also
a Fellow of the Society of Management Accountants of Canada. In recent
years, he has distinguished himself within the Tissue Group for his
leadership skills and knowledge of the industry.
"With its wealth of past and present accomplishments, the Tissue Group
is embarking on a new stage of development with a clear objective to
conquer new market shares. The appointment of Jean Jobin will allow me
to concentrate on our overall corporate vision and an energetic
strategy for development and expansion," explained Blanchet. Keep in
mind that, in recent years, Cascades Tissue Group has become the fourth
largest manufacturer of tissue products in North America, doubling its
sales in the past ten years. Today, the Tissue Group employs more than
2000 people in 18 manufacturing and processing units located throughout
Canada and the United States.
Blanchet is also announcing the appointment of Stéphane Rousseau to the
position of Executive Vice-President, Away-from-Home Products in North
America, and Eric Ellyson as Executive Vice-President, Consumer
Products Canada. Rousseau and Ellyson both joined the team at Cascades
during the past year. They have vast experience in the manufacturing
sector and a wealth of knowledge that will greatly benefit the company
and its clients. They will team up with current Executive
Vice-President, Consumer Products United States, Craig Nelson.
Cascades Inc. Chief Operating Officer Mario Plourde welcomes Blanchet's
announcement, "Today, the Tissue Group is preparing for the future, and
these appointments send a message of confidence in regard to our
prospects for growth. Under Suzanne's leadership, this key component of
Cascades will play a strategic role in our future development. "We are
focusing on growth by placing our support behind our strengths and
About Cascades Tissue Group
Cascades Tissue Group, a division of Cascades Canada ULC, is the fourth
largest tissue paper manufacturer in North America. Founded in 1964,
Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products
that are composed mainly of recycled fibres. Cascades employs more than
12 000 men and women, who work in over 100 modern and versatile
production units located in North America and Europe. With its
management philosophy, half a century of experience in recycling, and
continuous efforts in research and development as driving forces,
Cascades continues to deliver the innovative products that customers
have come to rely on. Cascades' shares trade on the Toronto Stock
Exchange, under the ticker symbol CAS.
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