ROUGEMONT, QC, May 15, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Chairman of the Board of Lassonde Industries Inc. (TSX: LAS.A) ("Lassonde"), Mr. Pierre-Paul Lassonde, is pleased to announce that Mrs. Geneviève Fortier has been appointed as director of Lassonde's Board of Directors.
Well-known in the business world for her passion and leadership, Mrs. Fortier is currently CEO of Promutual Insurance. She previously held key senior management positions at large firms, including SSQ Insurance, McKesson Canada and Reitmans Canada, where she led human resources, government affairs and corporate communications.
Geneviève Fortier is also a seasoned corporate director. She serves on the board of directors of Germain Hotels, where she chairs the Governance and Human Resources Committee, and Sanimax, where she chairs the Governance, Human Resources and Environment Committee. She chaired the board of directors of the Centre hospitalier universitaire de Montréal (CHUM) from 2015 to 2019, and the Centre hospitalier universitaire Sainte-Justine from 2011 to 2018. She holds bachelor's and master's degrees in industrial relations from Université Laval. In 2014, Mrs. Fortier was named Fellow CRHA by the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés du Québec.
After 16 years of loyal service, Mr. Jocelyn Tremblay has chosen not to serve another term on the Lassonde Industries Inc. Board of Directors. Mr. Tremblay served on the Human Resources and Compensation Committee and the Audit Committee. His director colleagues, Pierre-Paul Lassonde, and the whole Lassonde family would like to thank him for all his good counsel over the years and wish him a happy retirement.
Lassonde Industries Inc. is a North American leader in the development, manufacture and sale of ready-to-drink juices and drinks marketed under brands such as Apple & Eve, Everfresh, Fairlee, Fruité, Graves, Oasis, Old Orchard, Rougemont and Sun-Rype. Lassonde is the largest producer of fruit and vegetable juices and drinks in Canada and one of the two largest producers of store brand shelf-stable fruit juices and drinks in the United States. It is also a major producer of cranberry sauces. The Company also produces fruit-based snacks in the form of bars and bites.
Lassonde also develops, manufactures and markets specialty food products under brands such as Antico and Canton. The Company also imports and markets selected wines from various countries and manufactures apple ciders and cider-based beverages.
The Company produces superior quality products through the expertise of approximately 2,600 people working in 18 plants across Canada and the United States. To learn more, visit www.lassonde.com.
SEDAR registration number: 00002099
SOURCE Lassonde Industries Inc.