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The challenge of merging new acquisitions with company culture

Thu, 2016-02-11 18:57

There are two different kinds of acquisitions: ‘scale acquisitions’ and ‘bolt-on acquisitions’, and we tend to focus on the latter. We like to buy a technology and ‘plug it in’, because our sales force and distribution channel are second to none. The last six deals we’ve done were all about technologies or products that we wanted to own. In these cases, some of the management team stays with us, but we’re really taking on a new product and adding it to our existing culture.

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In memoriam: H. Arnold Steinberg, Chancellor Emeritus

Fri, 2015-12-18 11:50

(Editor’s Note: The following is a message from Principal Suzanne Fortier.)

Dear members of the McGill community:

It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of H. Arnold Steinberg, McGill Chancellor Emeritus. Mr. Steinberg died suddenly this morning in Montreal. He was 82 years old.
... A lifelong Montrealer, Arnold graduated from McGill with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1954. His education was only the beginning of his deep relationship to McGill University. 

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Who’s on the move: December 7, 2015

Fri, 2015-12-18 10:54

Van de Water-Raymond, a family-owned 3PL logistics and management services company, appointed Claude Hardy to the role of vice-president and general manager, sales and Marketing for the Quebec market. He will take on the management of the entire sales team.

Read full article: Materials Management & Distribution, December 7, 2015

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Esteban Galindez Aguirre is Appointed CFO of TV Azteca

Fri, 2015-12-18 10:28

TV Azteca, one of the two largest producers of Spanish-language television programming in the world announced today that Esteban Galíndez Aguirre was appointed CFO of the company, replacing Carlos Hesles, who will become Director of Administration.

Read full article: AZ Central, December 3, 2015

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Avis de nomination : Claude Hardy est nommé Vice-président directeur général, Ventes et Marketing Québec chez Van de Water-Raymond

Fri, 2015-12-04 13:08

Van de Water-Raymond, entreprise familiale de services 3PL de logistique et de gestion, est fière d'annoncer la nomination de monsieur Claude Hardy au poste de Vice-président directeur général, Ventes et Marketing pour le marché du Québec. Il veillera, entre autres, à gérer efficacement l'ensemble de l'équipe des ventes afin de permettre l'atteinte des objectifs d'affaires de la société.

Read full article: Le Lezard, December 1, 2015

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Du sang neuf au sein de la Corporation des lieux historiques de Pont-Rouge

Fri, 2015-11-27 13:06

La Corporation des lieux historiques de Pont-Rouge vient de dévoiler qu’elle a recruté quatre nouveaux administrateurs et, selon le président Marcellin Simard, « ces personnes possèdent une expertise en gestion qui permettra d’apporter une contribution significative à la gouvernance et l’essor de notre organisme ». Au conseil d’administration siège désormais Sylvie Germain. Elle est diplômée en commerce de l’Université McGill et a travaillé au sein de diverses sociétés d'État canadiennes, dont l’Office national du film.

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Louise St-Pierre recognized as one of Canada's most powerful women - Cogeco Cable Canada's top executive is a WXN 2015 Top 100 Award Winner

Fri, 2015-11-27 11:12

Cogeco Cable Canada is proud to announce that President and Chief Executive Officer Louise St-Pierre has been named a Women's Executive Network (WXN) 2015 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner. This prestigious distinction celebrates the incredible accomplishments of Canada's top female executive talent as well as their organizations and networks. Louise St-Pierre will be honoured in the Scotiabank Corporate Executives category during a gala celebration at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on November 26.

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Le Golden Pencil Award remis à Jean Gattuso

Wed, 2015-11-25 10:00

L'homme d'affaires Jean Gattuso, président et chef de l'exploitation d'Industries Lassonde, s'est vu décerner lundi soir le prestigieux Golden Pencil Award lors d'une cérémonie tenue à Toronto. Le Golden Pencil Award est accordé depuis 1957 à des professionnels du milieu de l'alimentation s'étant illustrés. Plus de 125 récipiendaires ont déjà mis la main sur cette distinction, la plus prestigieuse remise par l'industrie alimentaire au pays, mais à peine une dizaine de Québécois ont réussi cet exploit.

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Shatner beams up enough energy to fuel a starship

Wed, 2015-11-25 09:22

An Evening with William Shatner feels a lot like being beamed to another planet. Captain Kirk took the helm at Ottawa’s EY Centre last night, in a special ticketed fan event ahead of this weekend’s Ottawa Pop Expo. The energetic, eccentric 84-year-old, clad in a black leather jacket, came as advertised. Shatner looked like a man still fit for the captain’s chair. His one-man show was a stream-of-consciousness rumination on everything from Star Trek to Air Canada (“a test of your sanity”), from Pacific salmon to Twitter. 

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The Most Powerful Entrepreneurs in Canada

Thu, 2015-11-19 11:22

Who’s really calling the shots in Canada? Every year, Canadian Business compiles a list of the Power 50, the dealmakers, financiers, entrepreneurs and CEO whisperers who are shaping the way we do business now.

50. Imran Ahmed
Founder, Business of Fashion 
Built a huge following in a $1-trillion industry

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