LAVAL, QC, Dec. 17, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - It is with great enthusiasm that Jean-Pierre Léger, Chairman of the Board of the St-Hubert Group, announces the nomination of Robert Dépatie as President and CEO of the company. St-Hubert Group has nearly 10,000 employees working mainly in Quebec, but also in Ontario and in New Brunswick, respectively in its restaurants and food divisions. Presidents of these divisions as well as the Executive team will report directly to Mr. Dépatie.
Robert Dépatie is recognized has having been the master mind behind the historic growth of Videotron for more than 10 years as the company saw its sales increased from $800 million to $2.5 billion, and its job creation rise to more than 4,000 employees. This growth is mainly due to customer focus and technology investments. His Canada-wide career in the food industry mainly at Heinz Canada and Planters / Le Marquis positioned Mr. Dépatie as a market leader in retail networks.
"After a rigorous selection process conducted by a special committee, we believe we have recruited in the person of Robert Dépatie, a top leader who will mobilize our people, those who work at reinventing and delivering the customer promise day after day. Supported by our teams, this visionary will lead the company towards new heights and ensure its sustainability within the spirit of St-Hubert's cherished values," said Jean-Pierre Léger, Chairman of the Board of the St-Hubert Group.
As for Robert Dépatie, he had this to say: "I'm proud to take over the reins of one of the most admired companies in Quebec. I intend to put all my energy and convictions to further strengthen the trust between St-Hubert and the people from here. I am committed to creating value and put our customers and our talents at the center of all decisions, while continuing to cherish the social commitment that the Léger family has brilliantly developed with the Quebec society over the past 63 years."
Robert Dépatie's role will be officially effective in February 2015.
About Les Rôtisseries St-Hubert
St-Hubert Group has more than 10,000 employees spread out in its restaurant and food divisions. Founded in 1951 in Montreal, Les Rôtisseries St-Hubert Ltée includes over 100 rotisseries in Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick, and serves more than 31 million meals each year. St-Hubert Group is also a Retail division that manufactures and distributes several food products, including these products under the St-Hubert brand: sauces, soups, ribs, meat pies and chicken pot pies. The company has a longstanding tradition of innovation and constantly works at meeting the needs of its customers.
SOURCE: St-Hubert Group
For further information: Josée Vaillancourt, Senior Advisor, Communication, Les Rôtisseries St-Hubert Ltée, Work: 450 688-4400, ext. 2104, Cell: 514 913-3741, [email protected]