LONGUEUIL, QC, Feb. 1, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Serge Riendeau, Chairman of
the Board of Directors of the Agropur cooperative, is pleased to
announce the appointment of Robert Coallier to the position of CEO of
Agropur. Mr. Coallier will officially assume his new duties on February
27, 2012, filling the position left vacant by the retirement of Pierre
Robert Coallier earned a Bachelor's degree from McGill University and an
MBA from Concordia University, and has acquired close to 30 years of
management experience in a variety of sectors, including consumer
products and retail trade. He has also been a member of many Boards of
Directors for a number of organizations, including Agropur for the past
two years, where he has been sitting as a guest member of the Board and
the Audit Committee.
Mr. Riendeau stated: "With such a remarkable career in the fields of
finance, management and global markets, and with his keen sense of
organization and his ability to optimize resources, we are delighted
that Robert is joining our team. Thanks to his leadership, we are
convinced that he will effectively guide our Cooperative through the
next phase of its growth and expansion, and that Agropur will achieve
new objectives under his direction. This appointment is the culmination
of a rigorous screening process within our organization that lasted
more than six months".
Mr. Riendeau added: "On behalf of the members, the employees and the
Board of Directors of our Cooperative, I would like to take this
opportunity to thank our CEO, Pierre Claprood, for his outstanding
leadership over the years. We would also like to extend our best wishes
to Mr. Coallier for success in his new duties".
Mr. Coallier commented: "I am very enthusiastic about joining the
Agropur Cooperative team. I am convinced that we will achieve great
things together, which will allow this beacon of the dairy industry to
continue in its success and its tradition of excellence".
Founded in 1938, Agropur cooperative is a Canadian dairy industry
leader. With $3.6 billion in sales, the cooperative is a source of
pride for its 3,349 dairy producer shareholders and 5,700 employees.
Agropur processes over 3 billion liters of milk annually across 27
plants in Canada, the United States and Argentina and offers an
impressive array of products, including popular brands such as Natrel, Sealtest, Oka, Québon and Island Farms.
For further information:
Jean Brodeur, Vice-President
Public Relations and Communications