Leadership Team

The members of our Leadership Team contribute to the company’s growth and development while respecting its values.

Claude BERGERON

Claude BERGERON

President

Claude Bergeron began his career as a commercial litigation lawyer and subsequently directed his practice towards transactional businesses. In 1997, he created the Venture Capital Group. His team has been involved in more than 150 investment transactions. Throughout his career, Claude invested in many private companies in the areas of food service, pharmaceutical and technology in Canada and the United States. Claude is a business builder who prioritize the customers, one of Fleury Michon’s fundamental value.

John ALLARD

John ALLARD

General Manager

Approaching 20 years in the food industry, John Allard is a graduate of Laurentian University. He joined Fleury Michon in 2011 and managed various departments such as Sales, Operations and Logistics. Since his nomination as General Manager in 2018, John has guided the company through the activities realignment along two commercialization areas; airline catering and retail market. He also led the Canadian division corporate identity change, formerly known as Delta Dailyfood.

Claude LAPIERRE

Claude LAPIERRE

Vice President, Finance and Information Technology

With over 30 years of experience acquired within various industries in finance, Claude Lapierre is recognized for his disciplined approach and his transformational leadership. He has been involved as part of senior management in the industry of retail, distribution and manufacturing. He has a bachelor’s degree in commerce and a master’s degree in accounting science; he is also a member of the Quebec CPA Order.  His strong expertise and extensive experience earned within large corporations make him a great asset for Fleury Michon America.

Diane BÉLANGER

Diane BÉLANGER

Vice President, Legal Affairs, Governance and Human Ressources

Diane Bélanger holds a bachelor’s degree in law from Montreal University and is a lawyer member of the Barreau du Quebec. She has over 30 years of experience in the field of legal affairs. Appreciated for her systematic thinking and analytical spirit, Diane is focused on actions and achieving results. She contributes to Fleury Michon America’s growth by focusing on human capital and attainment of goals.

Laurent AVRIL

Laurent AVRIL

Plant Manager

Native from France, Laurent Avril manages Fleury Michon America’s plant, the Canadian division of Fleury Michon. His experience acquired within Fleury Michon’s group had prepared him for this new challenge. Throughout his 27-year career, he successfully led several production and industrial processes improvement projects as well as managing major investments related to the food industry.

Stephane KOEMAN

Stephane KOEMAN

Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Stephane Koeman possesses over 30 years of experience in the food industry. Throughout his career, he has contributed to Canadian companies’ fast growth in the national and international markets, earning a solid reputation for business development and new customer acquisition. At Fleury Michon America, Stephane is mandated to harmonize the airline catering commercialization process globally. He also manages the distribution and the growth acceleration of products sold in Europe and America, in addition to introduce Fleury Michon brand in the US retail market. 

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