March 14, 2019 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
March 14, 2019 – Jean Jobin is stepping down from his role as president and chief operating officer of Cascades Tissue Group and will be replaced by longtime Cascades exec Jean-David Tardif.
“I indicated to Cascades’ management in recent weeks that I wanted to devote my time to personal projects,” says Jobin in a release. “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.”
Mario Plourde, president and CEO of Cascades, thanked the outgoing president of the Tissue Group: “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,” says Tardif. “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.”
Founded in 1964, Cascades offers packaging, hygiene and recovery solutions. The company employs 11,000 people across a network of over 90 facilities in North America and Europe.