IQALUIT, NU and MONTRÉAL and KUUJJUAQ, QC, – Transport Nanuk inc. and the NEAS Group Inc. (« NEAS ») (Nunavut Eastern Arctic Shipping Inc./Nunavik Eastern Arctic Shipping Inc. /NEAS Inc.), marine services providers specializing in Eastern Arctic marine resupply, are pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Dagenais as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective October 10, 2023. A seasoned maritime executive, Mr. Dagenais will bring his strategic mindset and strong operational knowledge to the NEAS Group. Mr. Dagenais will replace Suzanne Paquin, who announced her decision to retire.
« We are pleased to welcome Mr. Dagenais to the NEAS Group, » said Leo Charriere, Chairman of the Board of Transport Nanuk inc., managing partner of NEAS Group Inc. « His extensive background and profound knowledge of the marine industry will contribute to NEAS’s mission to deliver superior customer service in the northern communities that we serve. I thank Suzanne Paquin, President of the NEAS Group for the past 25 years, who will be retiring after a brilliant career. Mrs. Paquin has led the growth of the company through forging strong partnerships with communities, customers and stakeholders and I wish to honor her leadership, her dedication and her legacy, » added M. Charriere.
With 30 years of experience in the maritime industry, Mr. Dagenais is known for his in-depth expertise and his ability to foster operational excellence. He was most recently Vice-President, Port Performance and Sustainability at the Montreal Port Authority, where he oversaw port planning, innovation, marine and security operations.
« Mr. Dagenais is a collaborative leader with a strong commitment to people and communities », said Mr. Raymond Mickpegak, Chairman of NEAS Group inc. He will be an important asset to NEAS’s industry-leading performance to deliver goods to the Arctic communities, while leading our efforts towards a sustainable future. »
« I am really excited to be joining the NEAS Group and look forward to working with the team in place to further develop these essential services for our Northern communities in Canada, » said Daniel Dagenais. « The Arctic region offers great opportunities, and I am thrilled to be part of a company that is a leader in its development. »
SOURCE NEAS Group inc