LONGUEUIL, QC, Feb. 10, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ – Agropur Cooperative today proudly announced that its new President is René Moreau. Mr. Moreau succeeds Serge Riendeau, who is retiring after heading Agropur’s Board for the past 15 years and serving as a director for 26 years.
René Moreau is a dairy farmer from Warwick, Quebec who has been a member of Agropur’s Board since 1998, representing the Nicolet-Bois-Francs region. He has served on numerous Agropur committees, including the Executive Committee since 2002. He became Vice President of Agropur in 2012. Mr. Moreau represents Agropur on the Boards of the Conseil québécois de la coopération et de la mutualité (CQCM) and Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC). He is an agronomist by training and holds a university certificate in corporate governance.
“I am gratified by the trust my colleagues have placed in me and excited about continuing Mr. Riendeau’s work,” said René Moreau. “He has left us a cooperative that is in excellent shape. Agropur has seen remarkable growth in recent years and is strongly positioned to continue its development. I am honoured to be able to build on the legacy of our predecessors and I look to the Cooperative’s future with tremendous optimism.”
Ms. Jeannie van Dyk and Mr. Roger Massicotte are the Vice Presidents.
Agropur Cooperative is a North American dairy industry leader founded in 1938. With sales of nearly $6.0 billion in 2016, the Cooperative is a source of pride to its 3,345 members and 8,000 employees. Agropur processes more than 5.9 billion litres of milk per year at its 39 plants across North America and boasts an impressive roster of brands and products including Natrel, Québon, OKA, Farmers, Agropur Signature, Agropur Grand Cheddar, Island Farms, BiPro, and the Ultima Foods joint venture’s iögo and Olympic brands.