March 15, 2019
Mario Plourde, president and CEO of Cascades, has announced a change in leadership for the company’s Tissue Group: Jean-David Tardif will take over from Jean Jobin as president and COO.
“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,” said Jobin.
Plourde thanked Jobin for his years of service to the company.
“On behalf of all the Cascaders, I would like to thank Jean Jobin today for his outstanding years of service to our company. I would also like to wish him best of luck in his future endeavours. We have selected the person best prepared and best equipped to take on the challenge of being his successor: Jean-David Tardif.”
With a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA, Tardif first joined Cascades in 1997. His career path has led him to work 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 Cascades Containerboard Packaging.
“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,” said Tardif.