New interim President and Chief Executive Officer
MONTREAL, Nov. 20, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - The Board of Directors of the Maritime Employers Association (MEA) welcomes Yvon Pelletier as interim President and Chief Executive Officer.
Today, the Maritime Employers Association (MEA) announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Yvon Pelletier as the organization's interim President and Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. Pelletier brings an extraordinary depth of leadership, with more than 35 years of experience in the forest products industry. In his last role as President and CEO, he was instrumental in implementing positive change in a very challenging industry.
Established Experience, Fresh Perspective
"Recognized for his strong people skills and solution-oriented mindset, Yvon has played an active role in introducing a culture of collaboration in the changing nature of the workplace within a very competitive industry. He is an excellent choice to lead the MEA in its next phase of evolution," says Michael Fratianni, Chair of the MEA Board of Directors. "Knowing the progress that Yvon has achieved in his previous roles by establishing an engaging vision and rallying all the key stakeholders around common goals, I am confident that Maritime Employers Association as a whole will benefit immensely from his fresh perspective and innovative leadership," reinforces Madeleine Paquin, President and Chief Operating Officer, LOGISTEC.
Yvon Pelletier's appointment is a clear reflection of the association's current state: ready to take on the future and poised for change. "With this new leadership, we are given the opportunity to work collaboratively with all the key stakeholders in the industry to take a look at the broader picture and seize the market opportunity in front of us." Wolfgang Schoch, member of MEA Board of Directors and Managing Director of Hapag-Lloyd Canada.
"We would like to thank Stéphane Morency for his dedication to the MEA over the last 20 years and wish him well in his future endeavours," concludes Michael Fratianni.
About the MEA
The MEA is a non-profit organization that brings together companies active in the field of maritime transport. Members of the Association include owners, operators and agents of ships, as well as stevedoring companies and marine terminal operators.
SOURCE Maritime Employers Association
For further information: Michael Fratianni, Chair of the Maritime Employers Association Board of Directors, 514-257-3041, [email protected]