By Cindy Macdonald
Marc-André Dépin is stepping down as president and CEO of the Norampac Group, a subsidiary of Cascades.
Charles Malo succeeds him as president and chief operating officer.
“It is with great emotion that I announce I have decided to withdraw from my position as president and chief executive officer of Norampac, a role I have assumed for more than 12 years. We have been working for quite some time on preparing the next generation and, today, I believe that the management team has the talent and depth to take over the helm,” said Dépin.
Mario Plourde, president and CEO of Cascades, and the company founders, Bernard, Laurent and Alain Lemaire, paid Dépin tribute: “We would like to express our admiration for the exceptional work carried out by Marc-André at the head of Norampac. It is in large part thanks to him that the group has grown to be a leader in the Canadian and American containerboard industry. We also owe him a great debt of gratitude for the work he accomplished on the Greenpac project, the most important in the history of Cascades.”
Dépin will act as a strategic advisor for the company.
They noted that Malo “has the energy, experience and vision necessary to take on his new responsibilities successfully.”
Charles Malo joined Norampac group in 1997, as director of administration of the corrugated board sector. He has progressed through various roles with the company, most recently holding the position of chief operating officer of Norampac since April 2015.
“I am very pleased with the trust placed in me today. It is an honour to succeed Marc-André Dépin. It is thanks to his courageous and visionary actions that the company is currently in such a favourable position,” concluded Charles Malo.
Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products that are composed mainly of recycled fibres.