LASALLE, QC, Sept. 16, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - GDI Integrated Facility Services Inc. ("GDI" or the "Company") (TSX: GDI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Stéphane Lavigne, CPA, as Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer effective Monday September 19th, 2016. Mr. Lavigne was most recently with IPL Inc., where he occupied the positions Executive Vice-President & CFO from July 2014 to July 2015 and President & CEO following the sale of the company from August 2015 to October 2015. Prior to IPL, Mr. Lavigne held the position of Senior Vice-President, Corporate Business Development & M&A from January 2014 to June 2014 and Vice-President, Strategic Initiatives, Finance & IT from June 2012 to December 2013 with Superior Energy Group, a subsidiary of Superior Plus Corp. (TSX:SPB). Mr. Lavigne joined Supremex Inc. (TSX:SXP) in 1991 and occupied various positions including Vice-President & CFO from January 2006 to May 2012. Mr. Lavigne started his career with KPMG in 1988 and holds a Bachelor degree from Université du Québec à Montréal.
"I am very happy to welcome Stéphane to the GDI team," stated Claude Bigras, President & CEO of GDI. "Stéphane is a seasoned financial executive with over 20 years of experience working in senior roles with Canadian public companies. In addition to his finance and capital markets background, Stéphane brings a skill set that includes IT and systems implementation, operations optimization, business development and strategy. I would like to take the opportunity to thank Jocelyn Trottier for occupying the role of Interim CFO for the last few months, and look forward to seeing him resume his position as Executive Vice President and President of GDI Services (Quebec) L.P on a dedicated basis."
GDI is a leading commercial facility services provider which offers a range of services in Canada and the United States to owners and managers of a variety of facility types including office buildings, hotels, shopping centres, industrial facilities, healthcare establishments, distribution facilities, airports and other transportation facilities. GDI's commercial facility services capabilities include commercial janitorial, installation, maintenance and repair of HVAC-R, mechanical and electrical systems, as well as other complementary services such as damage restoration and janitorial products manufacturing and distribution. GDI's subordinate voting shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: GDI). Additional information on GDI can be found on its website at www.gdi.com.
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