MONTREAL, June 12, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Dessau is announcing that
Jean-Pierre Sauriol has resigned from his position as President and
Chief Executive Officer and that he is no longer a shareholder of the
company. Dessau counts more than 425 shareholder-employees,
predominantly from Quebec.
Mr. Sauriol's departure is part of the process for obtaining an
integrity certification, awarded by the Autorité des marchés financiers
du Québec (AMF) that makes businesses eligible to continue receiving
contracts of $ 40 million and over.
"I have made this decision in what I believe to be in the best interest
of Dessau and its 5,000 employees", said Mr. Sauriol. "In light of the
exchanges we had with the AMF, it became evident to me that Dessau
would not obtain this certification if I maintained the leadership of
the company. I am therefore leaving the company to put in the best
standing possible to obtain this certification, which is crucial for
the continuation of its activities and further development."
The board of directors accepted the resignation and has named Marc
Verreault as acting President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr.
Verreault shall retain his position of Vice President, Major
Projects-Construction. Along with the other members of the senior
management team, he will support the company's new governance
framework that will allow it to navigate successfully through this
current crisis and continue its activities on a solid ethical and
organizational foundation that will support Dessau's proven expertise
in many fields of consulting engineering.
Founded in 1957, Dessau is the sixth largest engineering-construction
firm in Canada and ranks among the top 60 firms worldwide. With
expertise in a wide range of fields related to engineering and
construction, Dessau plans, designs, builds and manages infrastructure
for its private and public sector clients. Dessau employs 5,000 people,
is active coast to coast in Canada and has offices in Algeria, Chile,
Colombia and Peru.
SOURCE: Dessau Inc.
For further information:
Advisor, External Communications
Tel: 514.281.1033, ext. 2032