Yanick Gervais named president and CEO of Olymel

Gervais succeeds Réjean Nadeau who passed away last month
Yanick Gervais, new president and CEO of Olymel, L.P.P. (CNW Group/Olymel l.p.)

Yanick Gervais has been named president and CEO of Olymel. Gervais succeeds Réjean Nadeau who passed away Oct. 14 after a brief battle with cancer.

Gervais stepped into the president and CEO role on an interim basis on Oct. 7, after Nadeau notified the board he could no longer continue working because of his illness.

Prior to this, Gervais was working as the company’s senior vice-president, operations, overseeing more than 30 pork and poultry processing plants across Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and New Brunswick.

Gervais joined Olymel in 2016, following the acquisition of La Fernandière, a Quebec-based sausage production company he co-owned and helmed as CEO.

“Yanick Gervais is the ideal person to meet the challenges of the agro-processing industry thanks to his organizational skills, his knowledge of operational issues, domestic and foreign markets, his understanding of customer needs, his team spirit and strategic vision for the company's growth,” said Ghislain Gervais, chairman of the boards of directors of Olymel and Sollio Cooperative Group, Olymel's primary shareholder, in a press release.

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