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A Star at the Head of Tissue Group

Suzanne Blanchet, Cascades Tissue Group’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

Who else besides Suzanne Blanchet, Cascades Tissue Group’s President and Chief Executive Officer, could win the title of Star Woman in Grocery 2013? Canadian Grocer magazine has just given her this award for her excellence, leadership, innovation and dedication to the industry. The panel of judges shortlisted Suzanne for her outstanding career at the head of Tissue Group. Thanks to her strong management skills, she has led the company to nearly one billion dollars in revenues, through acquisitions and consolidations.

From Accountant to President

Suzanne Blanchet began her career at Cascades in 1978 as an accounting intern. Her ambition and determination led to her quickly being appointed controller for the Tissue Group division. In 1997, she was promoted to President, becoming the first woman to head a Canadian paper company. Under her reign, Cascades Tissue Group became the 4th largest tissue paper manufacturer in North America and currently employs 2,200 men and women in 18 units in North America. No doubt, Suzanne is one of the greatest business women in Québec, and even in Canada.

Recognizing Business Women

This year was Canadian Grocer’s second edition of Star Women in Grocery. This award recognizes the important role of women in the food industry, across Canada. Winners are selected by Canadian Grocer magazine editors and experts based on four criteria: influence, innovation, dedication, and leadership. This year, eight winners were from the retail industry and eight others from suppliers.

For more information about the award or for the official announcement, visit the Canadian Grocer website.

Congratulations to our President!