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Posts Mr. Gaston Landry joins Société Laurentide’s Management Team

Mr. André Buisson, President and CEO of Société Laurentide is pleased to announce the appointment of Gaston Landry as Chief Financial Officer. In his new role, Mr. Landry will be tasked with managing operational performance and implementing and monitoring strategic objectives for the company and its subsidiaries. “Gaston has extensive expertise in management strategy and operations, both in Canada and internationally. His know-how in development and operations specific to the paint retail market makes Gaston a valuable ally in the growth of Société Laurentide.

A graduate in economics from St. Thomas University in New Brunswick, with additional courses in Accounting and Finance from McGill University to obtain his CMA designation in 2004. Mr. Landry began his career in 1988 at Benjamin Moore, where he quickly became Accounting Supervisor and a few years later, Financial Controller. In 2014, Mr. Landry was appointed Manager of Business Consulting for both the Canadian and international network of independent retailers and distributors, where he oversaw the implementation of major initiatives and organizational strategies.

It is with great pride that I join Société Laurentide’s leadership team. I am very enthusiastic about the new challenges ahead and I am very happy to be able to collaborate and have the opportunity to contribute to the expansion of a major Quebec manufacturer with 70 years of expertise.” With his financial acumen and extensive knowledge of the paint industry, Mr. Landry will be a great asset to the company and all of its business partners. The entire team welcomes him enthusiastically in his new role.

Masters in paints since 1950, Société Laurentide is a family-owned paint manufacturer and proud participant of the “Well Made Here” program!

From its head office in Shawinigan, Société Laurentide manages more than 200 employees in four manufacturing plants located in Shawinigan and Victoriaville, Quebec and in Richibucto, New Brunswick.

Société Laurentide’s activities encompass:

  • Laurentide Paint, which manufactures architectural house brands such as BMR’s SPLENDI and national brands such as YÙTM, Laurentide PaintTM, MIX & MatchTM and BoomerangTM, a 100% eco-friendly paint, in addition to products specially designed for manufacturers in the windows, doors and exterior sidings sectors, among others.
  • Laurentide Re/sources, which ensures the logistics management and the proper handling of post-consumer paint surpluses throughout Quebec and the eastern provinces of Canada. This division also collects and sorts batteries, compact fluorescent light bulbs, used oils and other hazardous household waste to redirect them to processing centres for environmentally friendly disposal.