The Board of Directors of Transcontinental Inc. announces that François Olivier will retire from the Company. He will be leaving his functions on December 9, 2021, after 28 years with the Company, including 13 years as President and Chief Executive Officer. Peter Brues, a member of Transcontinental’s Board of Directors since 2018 and Chair of the Audit Committee, will succeed him as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Brues will join the organization as of November 1st and will work with François Olivier during a transition period. He will officially assume his duties on December 10th. Mr. Brues’s appointment is the culmination of a rigorous succession planning process led by the Company’s Human Resources and Compensation Committee. “The Board of Directors wishes to acknowledge the exceptional contribution of François Olivier to Transcontinental and to highlight his remarkable career that featured many strategic and significant achievements for Transcontinental,” said Isabelle Marcoux, Chair of the Board of Directors. “His innovative vision, decisive leadership and business skills have helped propel Transcontinental to its position as a leading flexible packaging company in North America and the largest printer in Canada. We sincerely thank François for his invaluable contribution to the growth, diversification and transformation of Transcontinental over the years.”
Royle Printing is pleased to announce Stacie Pike has joined the team as an Inside Sales Representative. Pike spent the majority of her printing career at nearby Arandell Corporation, where for the last 18 years she dedicated her time collaboratively developing sales support efforts to drive expansion and growth of the catalog business.
During her time there, Pike supported the sales team as a Sales Support Specialist. In 2011 she was promoted to Sales Administration Manager, serving as an integral part of the sales and marketing team where drove process improvement and client engagement.
“We are delighted to have Stacie join our team of sales professionals,” stated Chris Carpenter, President and Owner of Royle Printing. “She brings a great deal of very specific industry knowledge and a passion for the customer experience to Royle. I’m confident she will have an impact as we continue to grow our presence in the catalog market.”
“I am looking forward to helping Royle fulfill their vision for further developing their catalog business. My passion for print and the client experience will serve me well in this new role,” states Pike.