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09/09/2022

Carmen Fortino to focus on national supply chain, procurement at Metro as Serge Boulanger retires

The company has shuffled its executive team amid several retirements
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Carmen Fortino

Carmen Fortino is shifting focus to lead Metro’s national supply chain as Serge Boulanger announces his plans to retire in early 2023. 

Beginning in the new fiscal year, Fortino’s title will be executive vice president, national supply chain and procurement.

He currently serves as EVP, Ontario division head and national supply chain. Fortino will continue to report to Eric La Flèche, president and chief executive.

Yves Vézina,  national vice president, logistics and distribution, and his team will continue reporting to Fortino. The procurement and corporate brands team will start reporting to Fortino after Boulanger’s retirement  on Feb. 1, 2023.

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Serge Boulanger
Serge Boulanger

The two will work together to identify Boulanger’s successor as SVP, procurement and corporate brands. 

Marc Giroux, EVP, Québec division head and e-commerce, has been appointed EVP and COO of Food, reporting to La Flèche.

In addition to his current responsibilities, Giroux will take over the leadership of the Ontario division.  

He will transition to his new role at the beginning of the fiscal year. 

“Integrating supply chain and procurement under one leader will allow us to look at our supply chain as a value chain, from the supplier to the customer,” La Flèche said in an internal memo. “At a time when supply chains across the world are disrupted and as we invest a billion dollars in automation and technology to build a state-of-the-art supply chain, having a leader of Carmen’s caliber at the helm will ensure our continued success.”

In addition to Boulanger, Jean-Guy Tremblay, SVP of Super C, has announced plans to retire on December 30. 

Loïc Cloutier, currently VP, operations, Super C, will be appointed SVP, Super C as of Jan. 2, 2023 at which point in time he will start reporting to Giroux.  

Éric Leclerc, currently senior director, retail execution, Super C will be appointed VP,  operations, Super C on Jan. 2, 2023 and will continue to report to Cloutier. 

La Flèche said Metro has no plans to appoint a replacement for Leclerc at this time. 

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