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Cascades announces new president and COO

Cascades Tissue Group has appointed Jean-David Tardif as president and chief operating officer.

He will succeed Jean Jobin, who has said he is devoting time to personal projects.

Tardif first joined Cascades in 1997 and he has worked successively for each of the company’s three groups.

In the Tissue Group, he was vice-president, Consumer Products, from 2013 to 2017.

Since December 2017, he has held the position of vice-president, operations for the Cascades Containerboard Packaging.

He said: “I very humbly and enthusiastically accept the responsibilities of president of the Tissue Group.

“Despite the challenges we are facing today, I am confident that many opportunities await us and that we have not yet reached our full potential.”

Jobin said: “I indicated to Cascades’ management in recent weeks that I wanted to devote my time to personal projects.

“This is therefore an emotional day as I announce that I am leaving Cascades and the Tissue Group after a career spanning more than 26 years.

“In doing so, I feel that my mission has been accomplished and I am sure the company has a capable and competent succession team as it continues forward.”

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