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Congratulations to the Serge Riendeau, recipient of the 2020 CMC Co-operative Achievement Award. This award  honours women and men who have made an outstanding contribution to the cause and development of co-operative and mutual enterprises in Canada and internationally.

During Serge Riendeau’s tenure as president of Agropur (2002–2017), the co-operative saw its sales triple, from $1.8 billion to $6 billion, making it Canada’s largest dairy processor. This outstanding growth was fuelled by his vision and his leadership.

Mr. Riendeau’s approach to Agropur’s development was distinctly sustainability-oriented, with a focus on investing in infrastructure and a series of mergers and acquisitions that made it possible to consolidate ownership of processing assets in the hands of Canadian dairy farmers.