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Festo announces new director of sales for Canada

November 2, 2021
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Jean-Francois Paquette, Canada sales director for Festo (Photo: Festo)

Festo announces changes to its North American leadership team with the promotion of Jean-Francois Paquette to the position of Canada sales director. This appointment has been effective from June 1.

In his new role, Paquette will lead sales objectives and plan strategy for Canadian sales. Based out of Montreal, he will organize, set and meet revenue and profitability targets for Canada, as part of Festo’s North American region goals.

Before taking up this new responsibility, Paquette was the district sales manager for Festo’s Eastern Canada district for the past four years. He will continue to fulfill the responsibilities of his old role along with his new one until a suitable successor has been appointed to that position.

“In his current role, Jean-Francois has been exceeding expectations as a District Sales Manager, maintaining excellent relationships with customers, colleagues and direct reports.  We are very excited to support J.F. in his new role and support his successful growth at Festo,” said John Holmes, vice-president of sales, North America.


Paquette will report to Holmes, as well as locally to Roy Pietalla, CFO for Canada.

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