Canadian Manufacturing

Lassonde Industries Inc. announces new CFO

Beverage manufacturer names Éric Gemme as the new Chief Financial Officer.

February 12, 2021  by CM Staff

ROUGEMONT — Lassonde Industries Inc. announced on Feb. 12 that Guy Blanchette, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has made the decision to leave his current position on March 31, 2021, in order to decrease his professional activities and to eventually retire. Thus, from April 1, 2021, following a long-prepared transition plan, Eric Gemme, currently Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of the Lassonde Pappas and Company Inc. division, will become the Chief Financial Officer of Lassonde Industries Inc.

The transfer of responsibility between Guy Blanchette and Eric Gemme will take place in a gradual and orderly manner, as Mr. Blanchette will continue his relationship with Lassonde by becoming, on April 1, 2021, the strategic advisor of Nathalie Lassonde, Chief Executive Officer of Lassonde Industries Inc. In this role, he will advise management in carrying out specific strategic projects and will remain responsible for Lassonde Industries Inc.’s investor relations.

“On behalf of the members of management and the Board of directors of Lassonde Industries Inc., I would like to sincerely thank Guy Blanchette for his 14 years of loyal service as Chief Financial Officer. Guy has been a key player in the growth of our organization over the past decade. I am very happy to be able to continue to benefit from his vast experience and his precious and wise advice. I would also like to congratulate Eric Gemme on his appointment as Chief Financial Officer. He is the perfect choice to fulfill this function. His expertise in financial management and knowledge of the business and our industry on a North-American scale will be important assets for our continued growth,” concluded Nathalie Lassonde.

Eric Gemme joined Lassonde in August 2014. Since then, he has held several positions within the organization, including Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of the Lassonde Pappas and Company Inc. division, Chief Operating Officer of Apple & Eve LLC, Senior Vice-President of Corporate Finance and Senior Vice-President and Assistant to the President and Chief Operating Officer of Lassonde Industries.

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