LONGUEUIL, QC, Feb. 6 /CNW Telbec/ - Mediagrif Interactive Technologies
Inc. (TSX: MDF), a world-leading developer of e-business networks and provider
of complete <a href="http://www.mediagrif.com/">B2B</a> <a href="http://www.mediagrif.com/">e-business solutions</a>, today announced three new appointments
to its Board of Directors.
The following newly appointed directors cumulate extensive knowledge and
experience of the technology industry, M&A and international operations and
are key additions to the Board.
André Courtemanche is the President and CEO of VIAVAR Capital, a private
equity firm which he founded in 2005. Prior to that, Mr. Courtemanche had
founded Steltor, a collaborative software company which he successfully sold
to Oracle Corporation.
Patrice Commune is the President of Presagis, a subsidiary of CAE Inc.,
since 2007. An industry leader in commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) modeling,
simulation, and embedded display graphics software solutions, Presagis was
formed following CAE's acquisition of Engenuity Technologies,
MultiGen-Paradigm, and TERREX. Prior to, Mr. Commune was President of
Engenuity Technologies and held the position of VP International Operations at
MontaVista Inc., a leading global supplier of systems software for intelligent
connected devices and associated infrastructure.
Gilles Laurin is a chartered accountant and serves as an advisor and
director for different corporations since 1996. From 2000 to 2003, he served
as Vice-President, Partners Support, for Capital d'Amérique CDPQ Inc., a
subsidiary of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec.
Prior to 1996, he held executive positions in various companies such as
Sico Inc. and Groupe Permacon Inc.
The Board has also accepted the resignation of long-time board member
"The Board wishes to thank Léon Courville for his unremitting support to
Mediagrif's growth and expansion since the time he joined the Board in 2000.
His guidance throughout the years has been highly regarded among the Board and
the Company and we wish him much success with his current professional
responsibilities and future endeavours," said Claude Roy, Chairman and CEO by
interim of Mediagrif.
The Board is now comprised of seven (7) Directors, including Claude Roy,
Marc P. Brunet, Michel Dubé, who were appointed on December 15, 2008, and
Jean-François Sabourin. To that effect, the Audit Committee will be comprised
of Gilles Laurin who was named President, of André Courtemanche and
Jean-François Sabourin. As for the Human Resources Committee, it will be
comprised of Michel Dubé, who was named President, of Patrice Commune and
Jean-François Sabourin. All members of these Committees are independent
pursuant to the applicable regulations.
About Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc.
<a href="http://www.mediagrif.com/">Mediagrif Interactive Technologies</a> Inc. (TSX: MDF) is a world-leading
operator of e-business networks and provider of complete <a href="http://www.mediagrif.com/">B2B</a> <a href="http://www.mediagrif.com/">e-commerce</a> and
<a href="http://www.mediagrif.com/">e-business solutions</a>. Mediagrif's e-business networks allow buyers and sellers
within specific industries to source, purchase or sell products and to
exchange documents more efficiently using the Internet. Mediagrif operates 15
networks, including industry leaders <a href="http://www.brokerforum.com/">The Broker Forum</a>, <a href="http://www.powersourceonline.com/">Power Source On-Line</a>,
<a href="http://www.telecomfinders.com/">Telecom Finders</a>, <a href="http://www.globalwinespirits.com/">Global Wine & Spirits</a> and <a href="http://www.polygon.net/">Polygon</a>. Mediagrif also owns <a href="http://www.merx.com/">MERX</a>,
the exclusive provider of e-publishing services to the Government of Canada,
and is a leading provider of <a href="http://www.governmentbids.com/">government bid</a> aggregation services and
e-procurement services in the U.S. Headquartered in Longueuil, Mediagrif has
several offices in North America and Asia. For more information, please visit
us at www.mediagrif.com or call 1 877 677-9088.
For further information:
For further information: Kathy Roberge, Director, Communications,
Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc., (450) 677-8797, ext. 3014,