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BREAKING: Executive leadership changes at Metro Inc.

screen_shot_2022-09-07_at_9-18-55_am-8404788Top from left: Carmen Fortino, Serge Boulanger and Marc Giroux. Bottom from left: Loïc Cloutier and Jean-Guy Tremblay. Missing from the photo is Éric Leclerc.

Metro Inc. has announced executive leadership changes amidst the announcement of the retirement of long-tenured leaders.

Carmen Fortino, executive vice president, Ontario division head and national supply chain, has changed roles and has been appointed executive vice president, national supply chain and procurement for Metro Inc. effective at the beginning of the company’s new fiscal year. Fortino joined Metro in 2014.

Fortino’s appointment follows the announcement of the retirement of Serge Boulanger, current senior vice president, procurement and corporate brands, who plans to retire in February 2023. Metro has invested a billion dollars in automation and technology to build a modern supply chain, and Metro says under Fortino’s leadership, an integrated supply chain and procurement will allow the company to look at its supply chain from supplier to customer. The procurement and corporate brands team will start to report to Fortino after Boulanger’s retirement on February 1, 2023. Until that time, Fortino and Boulanger will work together to ensure a smooth transition, including identifying Boulanger’s successor as senior vice president, procurement and corporate brands. Boulanger’s successor will be selected from an internal and external pool of candidates.

Marc Giroux, executive vice president, Québec division head and e-commerce, has been named executive vice president and chief operating officer – food, Metro Inc. In this role and in addition to his current responsibilities, he will take over the leadership of Metro’s Ontario division. Metro says each market will continue to be recognized through a decentralized merchandising and retail operations model.

Giroux joined Metro in 2009 as vice president of marketing for Metro Inc. and in 2015, he moved to merchandising as vice president, merchandising for the Metro banner in Quebec. He was then appointed senior vice president for the Metro banner in 2016 and executive vice president, Québec Division head and e-commerce in 2019.

RETIREMENTS

Serge Boulanger joined Metro in 1996 as a manager on the marketing team and moved into progressively senior roles, including being promoted to vice president of marketing in 2002. He moved to the pharmacy division in 2009 before being promoted in 2012 to his current role as senior vice president, procurement and corporate brands.

Jean-Guy Tremblay, senior vice president, Super C, plans to retire December 30, 2022. Tremblay joined Metro in 1987 as a store manager and then owned a Metro store for a few years before joining the Super C banner in 1992 as store manager, followed by different senior roles within the banner.

With the retirement of Tremblay, Metro has named Loïc Cloutier senior vice president, Super C. Currently, Cloutier holds the role of vice president, operations of Super C. He will transition to his new role January 2, 2023.

Éric Leclerc, currently senior director, retail execution, Super C, will be appointed vice president, operations, Super C on January 2, 2023, and will continue to report to Tremblay. Metro says at this point in time it does not plan to appoint a replacement for Leclerc.

 

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