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The Master Group begins 2009 with upper management nominations

Boucherville, January 16th 2009 – Michel Ringuet and Louis St-Laurent, CEO and President of The Master Group, have the pleasure to announce three important nominations within its upper management.

To begin with, Mr. Alain Fournier, until recently Vice-President of Sales, is promoted to Executive Vice-President. Active for over 25 years within the company, a tireless worker, Alain has always been a key player in the growth and development of The Master Group. Ever since his early years as a branch Representative, he climbed the corporate ladder and attained the position of Sales Manager in 1993, became a shareholder in 1999 and then Vice-President of Sales in 2006.

To this first nomination, we add those of Éric Lajoie and André Paré, respectively named Regional Sales Vice-President, Montréal and Vice-President, Engineering & Products.

Since his arrival at The Master Group in 1991, Éric Lajoie has successively occupied the positions of Sales Representative, Sales Manager, Montréal and Principal Sales Director, Montréal. His devotion, creativity, good judgement and knowledge of the market make him the perfect candidate to take over the reins of this market.

For his part, André Paré joined The Master team in 1993 as a Sales Representative alongside our engineers; he was later named Director of Commercial & Specialized Equipments followed by Principal Director, Industrial, Commercial & Heating. His professionalism, excellent technical knowledge of the products and reputation within the engineering profession, will serve him well in his new position.

“We are very happy to proceed to all three of these well deserved nominations” notes Louis St-Laurent. “It has been over a year since we’ve begun the implementation of measures to increase efficiency of our operations and these nominations are part of our consolidation plan. By these means, we are empowering our three colleagues with an important decision making authority, which allows them more flexibility and immediate time of response in a context where the turn of events is constantly changing”.

“Because of the current economic situation and its instability” continues Michel Ringuet, “it is now more important than ever, to supply our team players with the proper tools and to support them with leaders who possess the experience, judgement, talent and all the required skills to answer their needs as well as those of our clientele.”

About The Master Group L.P.

The Master Group has lead the air conditioning, refrigeration and heating sectors for more than 55 years now and is the largest independent distributor in Eastern Canada. It employs some 375 dynamic and devoted individuals who serve the industry from over 14 branches and two distribution centres spanning from Eastern Ontario to the Maritimes.


Source: Nathalie Lajoie
Director, Communications and Marketing