MAJOR DEVELOPMENT AT SAVOURA / A 100% QUEBECOIS TRIO AT THE HELM

01 may 2020

Richard Dorval, President

Caroline Dalpé, Executive Vice President

Pat Calabretta, Vice President of Sales

Mirabel, May 1st, 2020 – The President of the “Les Serres Sagami Inc.” board of directors, Peggie Clermont, is pleased to announce that three new shareholders who will hold strategic positions within the SAGAMI / SAVOURA / SAVOURA BIO group, are assuming the succession of Stéphane Roy, who tragically lost his life, including the death of his son, Justin, last summer. Also, Richard Dorval, Agr., assumes Presidency of the group, Caroline Dalpé will become the Executive Vice President and Pat Calabretta, the Vice President of Sales.

“First off, I would like to thank all of our teams and our employees, without whom this joyous outcome would not have been possible.  Since last July, in spite of the trying events, we have stayed the course, maintained a united rhythm in terms of project development and demonstrated operational efficiency. I congratulate everyone from the bottom of the heart! 

In my opinion, the arrival of Richard DorvalCaroline Dalpé and Pat Calabretta as a new trio of senior managers, is both stimulating and comforting for our staff, our customers and the many projects which we currently have on the table. For nearly 23 years, Richard has been a key element in developing greenhouse growing expertise in Québec. Initially at Savoura,where he began his career, and since 2013 with the SAGAMI team, Richard has infused original ideas and creativity in all aspects of his work. His determination in developing innovative team projects will be undoubtedly contagious now that he holds the role of President. As for Caroline, her knowledge of our organization’s finite details and her interpersonal qualities as manager, will be important aspects for the successful future operations of the business and completion of current and future projects. Pat‘sarrival as Vice President of Sales represents a major asset for our current successful team. His vast knowledge of distribution networks gained from working within the industry’s various organizations, in addition to his knowledge of the players involved in the North American fruit and vegetable markets, will contribute to the positioning of our greenhouse-grown products and the notoriety of our brands,” declared Peggie Clermont

With today’s announcement, Ms. Clermont said that Savoura will be more ready than ever to offer an innovative vision to the markets while meeting their expectations. Moreover, she said that the company would rise to the challenge of the growing consensus within Quebec’s society regarding the importance of greenhouse production as a solution to Quebec’s food self-sufficiency. Recent declarations at a press conference by Premier, François Legault, seem to clearly demonstrate the collective interest of developing this industry in Quebec. Savoura is excited to be part of this journey.

About Serres SAGAMI / SAVOURA / SAVOURA BIO

Les Serres Sagami Inc. provides different varieties of tomatoes for the Quebec, Canadian and North American markets. They have been cultivating and marketing organic tomatoes since 2011. These tomatoes are now offered under the Savoura BIO brand. Since 2012, the company has made many acquisitions to further develop their production, most recently being the largest, concluded in April 2015, with the acquisition of the Serres du Saint-Laurent facilities and the renowned Savoura brand. The company has been marketing strawberries produced on their Danville site in Estrie since December, 2017 and mini organic cucumbers since the fall of 2018 in Saguenay. The company currently operates a total of 32 hectares at nine sites across Quebec and focuses their new investments on a sustainable development perspective.

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Source : Agro Québec / 514 268-6285/ agro@agroquebec.com 


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