October 27, 2021

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Lassonde Industries | President Jean Gattuso announced his departure

Lassonde Industries |  President Jean Gattuso announced his departure

(Roosevelt) Quebec juice and beverage maker Industries Lassonde loses Bigg Boss after 34 years in operation. The company, founded in Roosevelt on Monday morning, announced that Jean Gattuso had chosen to step down on September 30. His successor will be appointed on March 26.


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According to a statement released Monday, Gattuso wants to “face other challenges for the benefit of the Canadian community” and spend more time with his family.

Jean Gattuso first joined the company as the marketing arm of A. Lassonde Inc. In 1987. He has assisted in taking Lassonde SME to the multinational level by holding the positions of Executive Vice President Marketing and Sales Administration, Deputy Managing Director and Managing Director.

He officially took over Industries Lassonde in 2012.

His business card bears witness to the progress made by the Agri-Food Company, and he is currently the President and Chief Operating Officer of Lassonde Industries, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lassonde A. Lassonde;

According to the press release, Lassonde is mainly based in Quebec and had sales of about 80 million in 1987. Under the leadership of Mr. Gattuso, the company has reached a huge height to grow as a leader in Canada and the USA. . According to data provided by the company, Lassonde employs more than 2,700 people and operates 17 factories in Canada and the United States. Its annual sales as of September 2020 were close to 9 1.9 billion.

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Industries Lassonde denied our interview requests. President and CEO Nathalie Lassonde and Mr. Gattuso will address the media on March 26 when the company’s financial results are announced.

In a written statement Mr.To me Pierre-Paul Lassonde, Chairman of Lassonde and Board of Directors, wished “Jean Gattuso a heartfelt thank you for his commitment and his extraordinary contribution to the growth and expansion of Lassonde.”

For his part, Jean Gattuso thanked the Lassonde family for “supporting his (entrepreneurial talent). He called his time with the company a” privilege.

“I believe the knowledge gained in the private sector over the years as well as the contribution of my network will contribute to my future projects,” he was quoted as saying.