UPDATED ON: Friday, January 21, 2005
Eric Richer La Flèche,
Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer
From The Globe and Mail
Pierre H. Lessard, President and Chief Executive Officer of METRO INC. is pleased to announce the appointment of Eric Richer La Flèche as Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer.
In this capacity, Mr. La Flèche will assume overall responsibility for all food retail and wholesale operations of the company as well as real estate development.
Mr. La Flèche, who holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a law degree from the University of Ottawa, joined METRO INC. in 1991 and has held senior positions with increasing operational responsibilities. Since 2000, he was Senior Vice-President of SUPER C and President of LOEB CANADA INC.
With $6 billion in annual sales and more than 32,500 employees, METRO INC. is a leader in the Canadian food and pharmaceutical industries.