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Agropur appoints Émile Cordeau as CEO to replace Robert Coallier

October 4, 2019
Food & Drink

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Canadian dairy cooperative Agropur has announced the appointment of Émile Cordeau as CEO, effective 15 October 2019.

Current CEO Robert Coallier will retire from the company at the end of the year to allow time for a smooth handover and to support Cordeau during the transition period.

Coallier initially joined Agropur as a guest member of the board and has been CEO since 2012. Agropur said that under his leadership, the company has achieved “dramatic growth”, particularly in the US.

“We are very pleased that Émile has agreed to take the helm of the organisation and continue his career with us,” said Roger Massicotte, president of Agropur.

“His deep knowledge of the cooperative, his talent and leadership skills make him the ideal candidate for the position. I thank Robert from the bottom of my heart for his dedication over the past eight years. Under his leadership, Agropur expanded into the United States and became an industry leader.”

Since joining Agropur in 2013, Cordeau has occupied a series of positions, including most recently CFO.

“I thank the board for placing their trust in me and I am very proud to take up the reins of Agropur,” said Cordeau. “I will pour all my energies into maintaining Agropur’s status as an industry leader in its markets. I am grateful to Robert for his generosity and his support, which enabled me to learn and grow in the organisation.”

Robert Coallier said: “Having recruited Émile more than once, asked him to join Agropur, and watched him advance over the past six years, I am confident that he will be a strong and effective CEO.

“As I announce my retirement, I want to thank all the colleagues at Agropur who worked with me to develop and transform our organisation, and the board for its trust and support over the past eight years.”

Source: FoodBev

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