Qubec Forest Industry Council appoints new CEO
September 23, 2010 By Pulp & Paper Canada
André Tremblay will take over as Chief Executive Officer of the Québec Forest Industry Council (…
André Tremblay will take over as Chief Executive Officer of the Québec Forest Industry Council (CIFQ) on January 1, 2011.
Tremblay takes the reins from Guy Chevrette, the outgoing CEO, and will also oversee the CIFQ’s communications and public affairs portfolio. Chevrette will be retiring after a five-year stint at the helm of the Council during a period of upheaval for the industry.
Active in the forest industry since 2004, in the capacity of general manager of Produits Forestiers Saguenay Inc., André Tremblay previously pursued a career centred on labour and employment law as well as administrative law. Tremblay acquired broad legal experience as a partner of the firm known as Cain, Lamarre, Casgrain, Wells from 1978 to 2004.
“Mr. Tremblay comes to this position with a recognized record of success and a wealth of experience acquired as a negotiator and spokesman in various files involving both the public and private sectors. He enjoys an outstanding reputation,” noted Mr. Claude Perron, chairman of CIFQ’s board of directors.
The CIFQ is the voice of Québec’s forest industry. Québec’s softwood and hardwood lumber, veneer, pulp, paper, cardboard and panel companies each year generate $12.9 billion in business and close to $4 billion in wages and benefits.
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