QUEBEC CITY, April 5, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Jean-Pierre Drewitt, Chairman of the Board, and Paul A. Pelletier, President and Chief Executive Officer, are pleased and proud to announce the appointment of Claude Rousseau to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer, CAA-Quebec, effective June 1, 2012.
As it paves the way for its most senior executive's succession, CAA-Quebec is staying faithful to a proud tradition more than a century old, and exercising the requisite vigilance to secure its future.
"Following Mr. Pelletier's decision to withdraw from active management of the organization beginning December 1, 2012, we are now assured of a smooth transfer of authority in our senior management position, thanks to this transitional period lasting from June 1 to December 1," Mr. Drewitt said, adding: "The day-to-day existence of an organization like ours is often complex, and since CAA-Quebec is a member of Canadian, U.S. and international automobile clubs, there is much to learn. The characteristic drive and spirit that Mr. Pelletier has constantly shown have been key to the impressive growth of CAA-Quebec, its business areas, and its partnerships outside the province. His impassioned support of the organization has definitely been the prime ingredient in our success, and we firmly believe that the same will hold true with Mr. Claude Rousseau at the helm."
In thanking CAA-Quebec employees for their unflagging support since his earliest days with the organization in July 1995, Mr. Pelletier wrote: "I am very pleased indeed that Mr. Claude Rousseau is joining the team, because I am convinced that, in his own fashion and in the spirit of continuity, he will ably steward the growth of the organization, in the process helping to perpetuate its exacting standards of quality and its legendary credibility."
For his part, Mr. Claude Rousseau said joining the ranks of CAA-Quebec is an honour. "I am eager to make my contribution and to work alongside the approximately 1,000 employees of this responsible, dynamic organization, which is focused on the needs of its members as well as the general public. We will build a solid, harmonious future together, one step at a time," he pledged.
CAA-Quebec, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1904, provides automotive, travel, residential and financial services and privileges to its 1.1 million members.
For further information:
418 624-2424, ext. 2418
Cell. : 418 573-7617
For Mr. Claude Rousseau
418 525-1212, ext. 7229
Cell. : 418 576-7925