Transcontinental has appointed Nelson Gentiletti Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Development. Gentiletti was recently the Chief Operating Officer at tour operator Transat AT.
"I am very happy to welcome Nelson to our organization," said François Olivier, President and CEO of Transcontinental Inc. "His leadership abilities and experience with major corporations make him an ideal choice. Drawing on his recent operational experience, he will make an active contribution to the organization's strategic projects to strengthen our traditional core and new marketing activation activities."
Gentiletti was formerly VP and Chief Financial Officer at Unican Security Systems Ltd. He then joined BCE Emergis as VP and Chief Financial Officer, before moving to Transat AT in 2002.
Gentiletti is a graduate of Concordia and McGill universities, in Montreal. He is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, and sits on the Board of Directors of Groupe Sportscene inc. (which operates La Cage aux sports restaurants), KnowledegeOne and St. Mary's Hospital Foundation in Montreal.
Benoît Huard, who has been Transcontinental's CFO since March 2006, will leave the company at the next annual meeting of shareholders in February 2012. "As Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Benoît has been a model of integrity and professionalism, and has made a significant contribution to the growth and development of Transcontinental over the past six years. I'd like to thank him on behalf of all his colleagues," said Olivier.