MONTREAL, March 12, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Gastier is proud to announce Mr. Richard Gauthier has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, effective March 12, 2019. He succeeds Mr. Sylvain Gadoury, who held the position since 2011. Mr. Gadoury will remain with Gastier as Advisor to the CEO.
An engineer by trade, Mr. Gauthier has held the position of Director of Major Projects at Bouygues Energies & Services since 2016. Previously, he held the position of Director at GESEC Développement, a French company with over 10,000 employees in the energy industry. He also has an entrepreneurial spirit, having been at the head of the family business specializing in plumbing, heating, ventilation and electricity for nearly 15 years.
"I am very excited to join Gastier, a company that has been providing quality services for almost 50 years," says Mr. Gauthier, who will be able to rely on the expertise and skills of the Gastier management committee, including Sylvain Gadoury, to assist with Mr. Gauthier's transition, but also to work on external growth opportunities and to develop the expertise of both Gastier and the Industry division of Bouygues Energies & Services.
Ms. Carolle Foissaud, Director of Gastier and Assistant General Manager, Industry at Bouygues Energies & Services, comments: "Gastier’s skills and expertise combined with Mr. Gauthier’s vast management and commercial development experience, will allow our Montreal entity to take on exciting new challenges, especially serving our Quebec industrial businesses”. Mr. Paul Sheridan, CEO of Bouygues Energies & Services Canada and Plan Group, adds: "Mr. Gauthier has a proven track record that will undoubtedly serve Gastier well in achieving its ambitions in not only Quebec, but across Canada."
Founded in 1971, Gastier relies on its multidisciplinary expertise, its prioritization of health and safety and the quality of its services to remain at the forefront of the Quebec construction industry. Its unique integrated service offering in building, electrical, instrumentation, plumbing, plant maintenance and steel structure construction is designed to support the diverse needs of its customers. Gastier has completed thousands of projects in its history and currently employs more than 500 people. Gastier is a subsidiary of Plan Group.
About Plan Group Inc.
Plan Group is Canada's most innovative multi-trade construction services provider for over 60 years. Through seamless execution across integrated disciplines and with an unwavering focus on health and safety, Plan Group brings foresight, insight and ingenuity to every project. With offices in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Vancouver, Plan Group employs one of the largest groups of technical tradespeople in Canada. Plan Group combines its Canadian skills and experience with the global reach and expertise of the Bouygues Energies & Services family.
About Bouygues Energies & Services
Bouygues Energies & Services is a global player in energy, services and digital technologies. From engineering to operations, this Bouygues Construction subsidiary provides tailored solutions and services for infrastructures (energy, telecoms, transport), buildings and industry. Bouygues Energies & Services employs 13,000 people in France, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Canada and Africa. It generated revenues of €2.6 billion in 2017.
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