Transcontinental Introduces New President and CEO
In line with the company’s September 2007 announcement, Francois Olivier officially became president and chief executive officer of Transcontinental Inc. on Wednesday. He replaces Luc Desjardins, who leaves the Montreal-based printer and publisher after serving in the role for eight years. Transcontinental is Canada’s largest printer and the sixth largest in North America.
Olivier joined Transcontinental in 1993. “Francois has an impressive track record with Transcontinental,” says Remi Marcoux, Transcontinental’s founder and executive chairman of the board. “He is an entrepreneur and innovator who puts growth front and center, and he has excellent credibility throughout the organization. Because we have a strong management team, we were able to identify an internal successor … which guarantees the continuity and stability that are so crucial in today’s economy.”
“Our growth in the years ahead will be based in part on our ability to integrate and develop new, non-print related growth platforms that will help our existing customers optimize their marketing dollar,” says Olivier. “At the same time, we will be active participants in the consolidation of the printing and publishing industries. The keystone will continue to be our close proximity to our customers, our business credibility and our reputation.