Cascades Names Hugues Simon 
As New President & CEO

Kingsey Falls, Quebec, Canada based Cascades Inc. announced the appointment of Hugues Simon as its new President and CEO. Currently President of the Wood Products business at Resolute Forest Products, Simon will assume his new role no later than July 1. After more than 11 years at the helm, Mario Plourde will support the new President and CEO during a transition period through December, after which he will act as a Special Advisor.

Patrick Lemaire, Chairman of Cascades’ Board of Directors, said that Simon’s extensive experience in leadership positions in the industrial products sector will be a great asset to the company and its customers.”

“I am proud to join a company that is recognized as a pioneer in recycling and the circular economy committed to innovation and a client-centric approach, all of which is reflected in the quality of its products and its people,” said Simon. “I look forward to working with all the employees and continuing the important work begun under Mario’s leadership, ensuring the Company’s long-term growth and value creation.”

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