Montreal, Québec – As part of its celebration of the Great builders of the Québec economy, the Institute for Governance of private and public organizations (IGOPP) has named Madeleine Paquin, President and CEO of LOGISTEC Corporation, Louis Audet, Executive Chair of the Board of Cogeco, and Lino Saputo, founder of Saputo, as the laureates of its sixth edition.
Since this initiative was launched in 2010, IGOPP has been celebrating the boldness, innovation and outstanding merits of the exceptional business builders who are shaping Québec’s economy. The three laureates are a shining example of the input made by long-standing, family-owned Québec businesses.
“These companies’ success and significant contribution to the Québec economy sets an excellent example for the next generation of entrepreneurs. LOGISTEC has a remarkable story of continued strategic growth that could only have been achieved through the drive and bold determination of its President and CEO, Madeleine Paquin, of her leadership team and of our 3,200 people working across North America,” stated J. Mark Rodger, Chairman of the Board of LOGISTEC.
“Madeleine Paquin is a true visionary, leading a company that went public over 50 years ago and is among the few female leaders of a Canadian company with shares listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. She is the first female entrepreneur, following Dorimène Desjardins, to be named a Great Builder by IGOPP since 2011 and will be added to the Wall of Great Builders of the Québec Economy,” commented the President and CEO of IGOPP, François Dauphin.
“Throughout our 70-year history, we have taken bold and thoughtful steps that have allowed us to continue to grow and prosper, to prepare for the next generation of talent, and to contribute to the economic ecosystem. I am very proud of LOGISTEC’s evolution, and I am deeply grateful to IGOPP for this award, which I share with my entire leadership team,” said Madeleine Paquin, President and CEO, LOGISTEC.
A bronze plaque for each of the laureates will be added to the Wall of Great builders of the Québec economy, on the mezzanine at 1000 De la Gauchetière West, which features more than a dozen builders honoured since 2010. They are Laurent Beaudoin, Paul Desmarais, Alain Bouchard, Serge Godin, John and Eric Molson, André Chagnon, the Lemaire and Pomerleau families, and the financial and agricultural cooperative movement, specifically Dorimène and Alphonse Desjardins. (Logistec photo)