MONTREAL, June 16, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Ms. Lise Watier, who was appointed Officer of the Ordre national du Québec in 2000 and Officer of the Order of Canada in 2012, will be presented today with the insignia of Grand Officer, an honour that was conferred by the Quebec government in 2014. This distinction recognizes exceptional individuals who, through their achievements, values and ideals, have distinguished themselves in different fields.
Icon of the beauty industry and veritable pioneer among Quebec's entrepreneurs, Lise Watier is, now more than ever, an inspiration for the next generation. This distinguished woman built her company into a dynamic business that favours research and development, product control, marketing and distribution. Through perseverance and determination, Lise Watier innovated by offering women makeup, skincare and fragrance products that are now considered as beauty essentials.
In September 2013, the youthful septuagenarian wrote a final page of her story when she stepped down as the head of Lise Watier Cosmetics after 40 years at its helm. Since then, she has devoted herself to fundraising and promotion on behalf of the Lise Watier Foundation. This initiative, undertaken in 2009, assists women and young girls in need. It is thanks to Mme Watier that the Lise Watier Pavilion for the homeless women of the Old Brewery Mission was inaugurated in 2010.
About Lise Watier Cosmetics
Established in 1972, Lise Watier Cosmetics, a Canadian industry leader, specialises in the production and distribution of prestigious cosmetics, skincare and fragrances. Distributing 450 products in more than 1,500 retail outlets across Canada, and now online in the United States, Lise Watier Cosmetics employs almost 150 people. Pierre Plassard took over as CEO of the company in September 2013, and the Ontario investment firm Imperial Capital Corporation has been the primary shareholder of LWC since March 2007.
SOURCE Lise Watier Cosmétiques Inc.
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For further information: Geneviève Allaire, Account Manager, Tel: 514-223-6770, ext. 239, [email protected], LISEWATIER.COM