Welcome!

News Feed Item

Robert Depatie Announces Retirement for Health Reasons, Pierre Dion Becomes President and CEO of Quebecor and Quebecor Media

MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 04/28/14 -- Robert Depatie announced today his decision to retire for health reasons and to resign as President and CEO of Quebecor (TSX:QBR.A)(TSX:QBR.B) and Quebecor Media, CEO of Videotron and director of Quebecor and Quebecor Media. In accordance with the succession plan established under the Corporation's governance rules, the Boards of Directors of Quebecor and Quebecor Media have announced the appointment of Pierre Dion as President and CEO of Quebecor and Quebecor Media, effective immediately. Robert Depatie will provide Mr. Dion with his full support and oversee the transition until May 30, 2014.

Pierre Dion has been a member of Quebecor Media's Executive Committee since 2004 and has been involved in all of the Corporation's strategic decisions over the past 10 years, including the introduction of Videotron's mobile service. He is recognized as a leading Canadian media industry expert and was one of the main architects of the content convergence strategy across all distribution platforms designed to fully leverage our telecommunications assets.

"I wish to express the Board's full confidence in Pierre Dion, a highly talented and experienced manager," said the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Quebecor and Quebecor Media. "He possesses in-depth knowledge of the industries in which we operate and will be able to continue implementation of our business plan, to the benefit of our shareholders. I would like to thank Robert, who has been instrumental in the Corporation's success for 13 years, and I wish him every happiness with his family, with whom he wishes to spend more time under the circumstances."

"It is with deep regret that I announce my retirement after 13 wonderful years with Videotron and Quebecor," said Robert Depatie. "I am very proud to have worked at one of the flagships of Quebec Inc. and I thank all the management teams and all the employees I had the pleasure of working with. They all contributed to the Corporation's growth. In Pierre Dion, Quebecor has an exceptional manager and I have no doubt that he will lead the Corporation to new heights."

Pierre Dion stated: "I am very familiar with Quebecor's business plan, the issues we face and the challenges and opportunities in each of our lines of business. I have been a member of the Corporation's Executive Committee for 10 years and it will be a privilege to lead such a seasoned and experienced team. I wish Robert a happy retirement with his wife Christiane, his daughter Kim and his beloved granddaughter Mila."

Until the Board of Directors of TVA Group names a replacement, Pierre Dion will continue to serve as acting President and CEO of TVA Group.

About Pierre Dion

Pierre Dion joined TVA Group in 2004 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. In January 2005, he was appointed President and CEO. Pierre has been a member of Quebecor Media's Executive Committee since September 2004. Under his leadership, TVA strengthened its position as the Quebec market leader. He also spearheaded TVA Group's expansion strategy, which included the creation of eight specialty channels and helped keep TVA Group No. 1 in Quebec's television industry. It was under Pierre Dion's leadership that the TVA Sports channel was launched in September 2011. After only three years, TVA Sports has already signed long-term agreements with leading sport properties including the National Football League (NFL), Major League Baseball (MLB), and an historic 12-year agreement with the National Hockey League (NHL) that makes TVA Sports the NHL's official French-language broadcaster in Canada. Previously, Pierre Dion held various management positions with Videotron from 1990 to 1996 and then served as President and CEO of a major Canadian publisher.

Pierre graduated from Bishop's University in Lennoxville with a BBA in 1988 and completed the Executive Business Program at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario in 1999. He is actively involved in the community and has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Marketing Association, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Jeune Chambre de commerce de Montreal and honorary president of Moisson Montreal. He has received many honours from his peers, including Personality of the Year in 2001 from the Quebec Direct Marketing Association and the Direct Marketing Association of Toronto, as well as Bishop's University's Award of Merit in 2003. Pierre Dion has been co-president of honour of the Children's Wish Foundation since 2005.

About Quebecor Media

Quebecor, a Canadian telecommunications, entertainment and news media leader, is one of the best-performing integrated communications companies in the industry. Driven by their determination to deliver the best possible customer experience, all of Quebecor's subsidiaries and brands are differentiated by their high-quality, multiplatform, convergent products and services.

Quebecor (TSX:QBR.A)(TSX:QBR.B) is firmly based in Quebec. It holds a 75.36% interest in Quebecor Media, which employs nearly 16,000 people in Canada.

A family business founded in 1950, Quebecor is strongly committed to the community. Every year, it actively supports people working with more than 400 organizations in the vital fields of culture, health, education, the environment and entrepreneurship.

Visit our website: www.quebecor.com

Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/QuebecorMedia

A photo of Pierre Dion is available at this address : http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/Pierre%20Dion.jpg

Contacts:
Martin Tremblay
Vice President, Public Affairs
Quebecor Media
514-380-1985
[email protected]

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
A strange thing is happening along the way to the Internet of Things, namely far too many devices to work with and manage. It has become clear that we'll need much higher efficiency user experiences that can allow us to more easily and scalably work with the thousands of devices that will soon be in each of our lives. Enter the conversational interface revolution, combining bots we can literally talk with, gesture to, and even direct with our thoughts, with embedded artificial intelligence, whic...
There is a huge demand for responsive, real-time mobile and web experiences, but current architectural patterns do not easily accommodate applications that respond to events in real time. Common solutions using message queues or HTTP long-polling quickly lead to resiliency, scalability and development velocity challenges. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Ryland Degnan, a Senior Software Engineer on the Netflix Edge Platform team, will discuss how by leveraging a reactive stream-based protocol,...
Cloud Expo | DXWorld Expo have announced the conference tracks for Cloud Expo 2018. Cloud Expo will be held June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, and November 6-8, 2018, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DX Expo within the program. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive ov...
Mobile device usage has increased exponentially during the past several years, as consumers rely on handhelds for everything from news and weather to banking and purchases. What can we expect in the next few years? The way in which we interact with our devices will fundamentally change, as businesses leverage Artificial Intelligence. We already see this taking shape as businesses leverage AI for cost savings and customer responsiveness. This trend will continue, as AI is used for more sophistica...
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Raju Shreewastava, founder of Big Data Trunk, provided a fun and simple way to introduce Machine Leaning to anyone and everyone. He solved a machine learning problem and demonstrated an easy way to be able to do machine learning without even coding. Raju Shreewastava is the founder of Big Data Trunk (www.BigDataTrunk.com), a Big Data Training and consulting firm with offices in the United States. He previously led the data warehouse/business intelligence and B...
In his general session at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Dumas, Calligo’s Vice President and G.M. of US operations, discussed the new Global Data Protection Regulation and how Calligo can help business stay compliant in digitally globalized world. Greg Dumas is Calligo's Vice President and G.M. of US operations. Calligo is an established service provider that provides an innovative platform for trusted cloud solutions. Calligo’s customers are typically most concerned about GDPR compliance, application p...
Digital transformation is about embracing digital technologies into a company's culture to better connect with its customers, automate processes, create better tools, enter new markets, etc. Such a transformation requires continuous orchestration across teams and an environment based on open collaboration and daily experiments. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Alex Casalboni, Technical (Cloud) Evangelist at Cloud Academy, explored and discussed the most urgent unsolved challenges to achieve f...
Continuous Delivery makes it possible to exploit findings of cognitive psychology and neuroscience to increase the productivity and happiness of our teams. In his session at 22nd Cloud Expo | DXWorld Expo, Daniel Jones, CTO of EngineerBetter, will answer: How can we improve willpower and decrease technical debt? Is the present bias real? How can we turn it to our advantage? Can you increase a team’s effective IQ? How do DevOps & Product Teams increase empathy, and what impact does empath...
DevOps promotes continuous improvement through a culture of collaboration. But in real terms, how do you: Integrate activities across diverse teams and services? Make objective decisions with system-wide visibility? Use feedback loops to enable learning and improvement? With technology insights and real-world examples, in his general session at @DevOpsSummit, at 21st Cloud Expo, Andi Mann, Chief Technology Advocate at Splunk, explored how leading organizations use data-driven DevOps to close th...
As many know, the first generation of Cloud Management Platform (CMP) solutions were designed for managing virtual infrastructure (IaaS) and traditional applications. But that's no longer enough to satisfy evolving and complex business requirements. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Scott Davis, Embotics CTO, explored how next-generation CMPs ensure organizations can manage cloud-native and microservice-based application architectures, while also facilitating agile DevOps methodology. He expla...
To get the most out of their data, successful companies are not focusing on queries and data lakes, they are actively integrating analytics into their operations with a data-first application development approach. Real-time adjustments to improve revenues, reduce costs, or mitigate risk rely on applications that minimize latency on a variety of data sources. In his session at @BigDataExpo, Jack Norris, Senior Vice President, Data and Applications at MapR Technologies, reviewed best practices to ...
"Digital transformation - what we knew about it in the past has been redefined. Automation is going to play such a huge role in that because the culture, the technology, and the business operations are being shifted now," stated Brian Boeggeman, VP of Alliances & Partnerships at Ayehu, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
You know you need the cloud, but you're hesitant to simply dump everything at Amazon since you know that not all workloads are suitable for cloud. You know that you want the kind of ease of use and scalability that you get with public cloud, but your applications are architected in a way that makes the public cloud a non-starter. You're looking at private cloud solutions based on hyperconverged infrastructure, but you're concerned with the limits inherent in those technologies. What do you do?
"I focus on what we are calling CAST Highlight, which is our SaaS application portfolio analysis tool. It is an extremely lightweight tool that can integrate with pretty much any build process right now," explained Andrew Siegmund, Application Migration Specialist for CAST, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Synametrics Technologies will exhibit at SYS-CON's 22nd International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Synametrics Technologies is a privately held company based in Plainsboro, New Jersey that has been providing solutions for the developer community since 1997. Based on the success of its initial product offerings such as WinSQL, Xeams, SynaMan and Syncrify, Synametrics continues to create and hone inn...