Mr. Patrice M. Pelletier named president and CEO of the Montreal Port Authority

    MONTREAL, Sept. 12 /CNW Telbec/ - Mr. Marc Y. Bruneau, Chairman of the
Board of the Montreal Port Authority (MPA), is pleased to announce the
appointment of Mr. Patrice M. Pelletier to the position of President and CEO
of the MPA. Mr. Pelletier succeeds Mr. Dominic J. Taddeo, who will soon retire
after a career of 33 years at the MPA, including some 24 years as President
and CEO. Mr. Pelletier will join the MPA in October.
    Since 2005, Mr. Pelletier has been President of L-3 Communications SPAR
Aerospace Ltd., which is headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta. He has about
24 years of experience in high ranking positions within global organisations
specialised namely in transportation, energy and project management.
    After beginning his career as project engineer at Environment Canada in
1983, he later joined SNC-Lavalin's Energy Division as senior project engineer
in 1988. In 1990, he was appointed Executive Vice President of this division
and managed projects in Africa, before being promoted to Vice President, South
Asia, Marketing and Sales, in New Delhi, India. Mr. Pelletier was later named
Executive Vice President, Asia, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for SNC
International Inc.
    In 1999, Mr. Pelletier joined Bombardier Transport as Vice President,
Transportation Systems, Project Development and Sales, Asia. He was later
promoted to the position of Vice President, Transportation Systems, World
Markets, before being appointed President of the division in 2001.
    "We are most pleased to welcome to the MPA team a leader of this calibre
who has demonstrated continued leadership throughout his career within
multidisciplinary teams, a solid track record as manager focused on results
and the capacity to develop and implement growth strategies on a world scale,
"said Mr. Bruneau. "His in depth knowledge of transportation systems and
infrastructures was acquired through working in foreign markets; and, more
notably, his extensive business development, sales and marketing experience,
as well as his knowledge of public-private partnerships, and of government
relations at the national and international levels, are undoubtedly assets
that will contribute to the growth of the Port of Montreal."
    Mr. Pelletier has studied in Montreal where he obtained a Bachelor of
Science in civil engineering from the Ecole Polytechnique. He also holds a
Master's in Science (civil engineering) from the University of Manitoba.  He
is a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec and of the Professional
Engineers of Ontario.

    About the Montreal Port Authority

    The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) is an autonomous and profitable federal
agency created by federal law to operate the Port of Montreal facilities on a
commercial basis. Managed by a Board of Directors composed of Montreal
business people, the MPA operates its own railway network, a grain terminal
and a marine passenger terminal and leases the Port of Montreal terminals to
private stevedoring firms. Through its activities, the Port of Montreal
generates over $2 billion in annual economic spin-offs and creates about
18,000 direct and indirect jobs. For more information, visit

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