Canadian Manufacturing

Taiga announces the appointment of new CFO

Eric Bussières joins off-road EV company as it ramps up production capabilities for its personal watercraft and snowmobile models.

November 9, 2021  by CM Staff

MONTREAL — Taiga Motors Corporation, a manufacturer of electric off-road vehicles, announced on Nov. 9 the appointment of Eric Bussières as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Corporation, effective November 15, 2021. To help ensure a smooth transition, Mr. Bussières will work closely with Taiga’s current CFO Mark Orsmond, who will remain with the company in an advisory capacity until November 30, 2021.

“I would like to thank Mark for his hard work and dedication to Taiga and his contribution over the past year in our journey from a startup to becoming a publicly traded company, positioning us to begin production of our fully-electric line of inventive off-road vehicles,” expressed Sam Bruneau, CEO and co-founder of Taiga. “With a strong transition plan in place, Mark’s guidance will enable Eric to seamlessly assume the role of CFO, as we enter Taiga’s next phase of growth.”

Eric Bussières joins Taiga with experience in finance and M&A. Having served in senior finance leadership positions since 2005, Eric Bussières is a strategic leader. Prior to his appointment, Eric Bussières served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Uni-Select, where he managed the accounting, investor relations, tax, corporate finance, risk management and treasury departments of a $1.7 billion corporation with over 4,000 employees. Eric Bussières also spent years with CAE, a global leader in civil aviation, security, and healthcare services, where he held various positions that culminated in the role of Vice President Finance, Simulation Products, Civil Training and Services.

“Eric is a tremendous addition to Taiga’s leadership team as we ramp up production of vehicles and build out our teams for global expansion,” said Sam Bruneau, CEO and co-founder of Taiga. “His experience and successful track record as an executive at publicly traded companies with global operations makes him an ideal fit to lead Taiga’s finance and strategic planning efforts that support our mission to accelerate electrification of off-road vehicles.”

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“I am delighted to join Taiga management team and appreciate the opportunity to build and lead the finance function in this innovative, fast growth company with a focus on value creation. Taiga is a true disruptor to the powersports industry, with a clear purpose to transform the way people explore the outdoors, without compromise,” said Eric Bussières.