July 20, 2023 - Cascades announced the appointment of Jérôme Porlier as the new President and COO of Cascades Specialty Products Group (SPG), effective July 1, 2023. Porlier succeeds Luc Langevin, who after more than 12 years as the head of SPG is gradually heading towards retirement. Langevin will continue to be responsible for Cascades Recovery+ (CR+) and will offer his experience and advice to various other Cascades corporate departments.
"Luc is a team player who has left his mark on Cascades through his deep commitment to our corporate values, his courage, his vision and his pursuit of excellence," stated Mario Plourde, President and CEO of Cascades. "His legacy is apparent in the success that this business group has had in growing in its chosen markets its resolute focus on innovation, and that it is solidly equipped to meet the challenges presented by our industry while remaining a model in terms of the circular economy."
Langevin's career with Cascades began in 1995. As a young, recently graduated engineer, he joined the company as Plant Manager. He quickly rose through the ranks until he was appointed President and COO of SPG in 2011.
Porlier has been part of the Cascades' team for over 10 years. He joined the company as Succession Plant Manager for the Tissue Group in 2012, taking responsibility for the Candiac plant. Less than two years later, he was promoted to Granby Plant Manager, before again being promoted to Tissue Group General Manager in 2016.
In 2019, Porlier joined the company's Specialty Products Group, where he evolved as Vice President of Operations of the Packaging sector.
"Jérôme has already made a major contribution to SPG's operational performance, notably by implementing several investment projects leading to the Group's modernization, automation and growth in its chosen markets," said Plourde. "Not only does he have the energy and leadership, but also the vision necessary to ensure that the business continues to progress as a leader in eco-responsible packaging, to be customer-focused where quality and operational excellence are key, and to emphasize innovation and talent development."
Founded in 1964, Cascades (TSX: CAS) offers sustainable, innovative and value-added packaging, hygiene and recovery solutions. The company employs more than 11,700 women and men across a network of 85 facilities in North America and Europe.
SOURCE: Cascades Inc.
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