People: Rona Inc (RON.TO)

RON.TO on Toronto Stock Exchange

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Chevrier

70 2013 Executive Chairman of the Board

Robert Sawyer

60 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Dominique Boies

2013 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Alain Brisebois

2013 Chief Commercial Officer, Executive Vice President

Luc Rodier

2011 Executive Vice President - Retail

Chantal Glenisson

2014 Senior Vice President and General Manager - Reno-Depot

Christian Proulx

2013 Senior Vice President - Human Resources and Communications

France Charlebois

2001 Corporate Secretary, Chief Legal Officer

Jean-Guy Hebert

68 2002 Non-Independent Director

Suzanne Blanchet

56 2011 Independent Director

Real Brunet

64 2010 Independent Director

Eric Claus

57 2013 Independent Director

Bernard Dorval

61 2013 Independent Director

Guy Dufresne

72 2013 Independent Director

Barry Gilbertson

62 2013 Independent Director

James Pantelidis

68 2004 Independent Director

Robert Pare

59 2013 Independent Director

Steven Richardson

54 2013 Independent Director

Wesley Voorheis

60 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Chevrier

Mr. Robert Chevrier is Executive Chairman of the Board of Rona Inc.Mr. Chevrier currently serves as chairman and director of Uni-Sélect Inc., a network of independently owned auto parts dealers in North America, since 2012, and is President of Société de Gestion Roche Inc. (personal holding and investment company) since April 2001. Mr. Chevrier is also the lead director and chair of the audit committee of Cascades Inc. (papermaker) since 2003; and director and chair of the human resources committee of CGI Group Inc. (information technology and business process services firm) since 2003. Mr. Chevrier was chairman and director of Richelieu Hardware Ltd., a North American distributor, importer and manufacturer of specialty hardware and complementary products, from March 2004 until January 2013, and previously served as the Chief Executive Officer and chairman of Rexel Canada Inc. (formerly Westburne Inc.) from November 1993 to January 2001.

Robert Sawyer

Mr. Robert Sawyer is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Rona Inc. Before joining RONA, Mr. Sawyer was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Metro Inc. (Canadian food company) since 2009. Mr. Sawyer joined Metro Inc. in 1979, where he held various executive positions in retail operations and distribution over the past 30 years, including Senior Vice-President, Ontario Division from 2007 to 2009, Senior Vice-President, Quebec Division from 2005 to 2007, and Senior Vice-President – Retail for the Metro and Marché Richelieu banners from 1997 to 2005. He received the Man of the Year recognition in the produce industry in 1993, the 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA), and is the 2010 recipient of the Quebec Produce Marketing Association (QPMA)'s Pilier de l’industrie award.

Dominique Boies

Mr. Dominique M. Boies is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Rona Inc. Mr. Dominique Boies holds a master of science degree (specializing in finance) from the Université du Québec à Montréal, which in 2002 awarded him a Prix Performance, one of five awarded each year by the École des Sciences de la Gestion to alumni who have distinguished themselves in their field. After graduating, Mr. Boies worked for 11 years at the Royal Bank of Canada, where he held several high-ranking positions, including Vice President of Strategic Planning and Managing Director within the Capital Markets Group. After that, he filled various positions during a five-year period at the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, including Senior Vice President Investments, Corporate Debt and Investment Funds groups within the Private Equity team. He was also accountable for the strategic management of the private equity portfolio. Mr. Boies joined RONA in September 2011 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He is responsible for the Corporation’s financial orientation and oversees investor relations, accounting, financing, treasury, corporate development, information technologies and legal affairs.

Alain Brisebois

Mr. Alain Brisebois has been appointed as Chief Commercial Officer, Executive Vice President of Rona Inc., with effect from 3 May 2013. Mr. Brisebois is a retail veteran who has held numerous strategic positions at major retailers over the past 30 years. Prior to joining RONA, he worked at Alimentation Couche-Tard where he served as Vice President, Purchasing and Supply Chain, in 2008-2009, and then Senior Vice President of Operations until 2012. Until his latest appointment at RONA, Mr. Brisebois was Senior Vice President, Marketing and National Procurement. He has also held key positions at Metro Inc. between 1999 and 2008, including Senior Vice President for the Ontario division. Mr. Brisebois holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from HEC Montréal.

Luc Rodier

Mr. Luc Rodier is Executive Vice President - Retail of Rona Inc. In this role he leads RONA’s overall retail activities by region for RONA’s affiliated dealers and corporate and franchise stores across Canada. His responsibilities include RONA’s regional retail teams along with sales and support, customer satisfaction and market development for contractor and professional sales. Luc Rodier joined RONA in 2005 as Quebec District Manager for RONA and Réno-Dépôt stores and, in 2008; he became Senior Director – Retail Operations. In 2010, Mr. Rodier was appointed Vice President Retail for the Ontario region and in 2011, he moved to Western Canada also in the capacity of Vice President Retail. Before joining RONA, he worked over eight years as Director of sales development – Canada, Europe and Asia for one of RONA’s main suppliers. Mr. Rodier has a bachelor’s degree from the School of Management of Université du Québec à Montréal.

Chantal Glenisson

Ms. Chantal B. Glenisson has been appointed as Senior Vice President and General Manager - Reno-Depot of RONA Inc., with effect from 5 December 2014. Before joining RONA, Ms. Glenisson occupied the position of Senior Vice-President, Operations, for Quebec at Walmart. She has led a very successful career in the retail industry over the last 25 years, namely for a major food distributor.

Christian Proulx

Mr. Christian Proulx is Senior Vice President - Human Resources and Communications of Rona Inc. Mr. Christian Proulx joined RONA in 2007 as Senior Vice President, Human Resources and is responsible for all activities related to this sector. Since 2012, corporate social responsibility also falls under his reponsibility. Before joining RONA, Mr. Proulx held key positions in human resources across Canada and abroad including Vice President, Human Resources, at TELUS Québec and TELUS Partner Solutions. Prior to that, he worked primarily as Vice President, Human Resources, for companies including BioChem Pharma, Shire Pharmaceuticals Group plc, ID Biomedical and GlaxoSmithkline. As a human resources generalist, he has successfully taken up the challenges involved in mergers and acquisitions, change management, organizational development, executive compensation, international recruiting and labour relations over the course of his career. Mr. Proulx started his career as a union advisor for the Union des employés de service at Télé-Métropole and then at Vidéotron as Director, Work Force Planning and Compensation. Christian Proulx has a Bachelor’s degree in industrial relations from Université de Montréal.

France Charlebois

Mr. France Charlebois is Corporate Secretary, Chief Legal Officer of Rona Inc. He joined the Corporation as Director, Legal Affairs and Secretary in 1992 and was appointed Corporate Secretary and Chief Legal Officer in 2001.

Jean-Guy Hebert

Mr. Jean-Guy Hebert is Non-Independent Director of Rona Inc. Mr. Hébert is a member of the board of directors and President of several companies, including Maximat inc. (holding company), Maximat Granby inc. (holding company), Horizon Devcow inc. (real estate), and 9060-4976 Québec inc. (operating a store under the RONA L’entrepôt banner (Granby)). He is also Vice President of 9066-7403 Québec inc. (operating a store under the RONA l’entrepôt St-Hyacinthe) and RocVale Inc. (concrete products).

Suzanne Blanchet

Mrs. Suzanne Blanchet is Independent Director of Rona Inc. Mrs. Blanchet started with Cascades Inc. (papermaker) in 1977 and currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Cascades Tissue Group (papermaker) since 1997. She is also a member of the executive committee of Cascades Inc., a member of the board of directors and chair of the audit committee of Éco Entreprises Québec (private non-profit organization) since June 2006, a member of the board of directors of the FCPC (Food & Consumer Products of Canada) (food and consumer products industry association) since September 2004, a member of the board of directors of Innovassur, Assurances générales Inc. (insurance company) since February 2000, a member of the board of directors of CTAC (Conseil de la transformation agroalimentaire et des produits de consommation) since June 2008, and a member of the board of directors of Best Diamond Packaging, LLC (supplier of napkin dispensers) since 2006.

Real Brunet

Mr. Real Brunet is Independent Director of Rona Inc. Mr. Brunet is a guest member of the board of directors, audit committee and information technology committee of Agropur cooperative (dairy company) since 2012 and a member of the board of directors and audit committee of Ivanhoe Cambridge Inc. (real estate company) since 2013. He was an audit partner and senior advisor partner at Ernst & Young (professional services organization) from 1983 to 2010, a professor at the Collège des administrateurs de sociétés from 2005 to 2010, and was a member of the Americas Executive Board, the body responsible for managing Ernst & Young’s Americas practice, from 2005 to 2008. Mr. Brunet was also a member of the board of directors of the Montreal section of The Institute of Internal Auditors from 2007 to 2010, and member of the Agriculture and Agri Food Canada audit committee from 2011 to 2012.

Eric Claus

Mr. Eric Claus is Independent Director of Rona Inc. Mr. Claus is President and Chief Executive Officer of Red Apple Stores Inc. (value retail stores). From 2009 to 2013, he represented various private equity firms as executive chairman overseeing the restructuring of under-performing assets. Prior to that, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company (“A&P”) (supermarket chain) from 2005 to 2009. Mr. Claus joined A&P in 2002 where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of its Canadian division until he moved to the U.S. in 2005 to become President and Chief Executive Officer of a parent company of A&P. Prior to joining A&P, Mr. Claus served as Chief Executive Officer of Co-op Atlantic (Eastern Canadian retailer, processor and holding group).

Bernard Dorval

Mr. Bernard T. Dorval is Independent Director of Rona Inc. Mr. Dorval is a corporate director and business advisor. He is a guest member of the board of directors of Oncozyme Pharma Inc. since 2012 and chair of its audit committee since 2013. He was chairman of the board of TD Insurance (Canada) (insurance services) from 2005 to 2013 (he acted as non-executive chairman from 2012 to 2013). At TD Bank Financial Group, Mr. Dorval served as Group Head of Insurance and Global Development from 2008 to 2010 and Group Head or Executive Vice President of Business Banking and Insurance between 2003 and 2008 while also acting as the Deputy Chair of TD Canada Trust and Head of Strategic Development for Quebec from 2003 until his retirement in 2012. Before that, he was the Executive Vice President of Retail Products for TD Canada Trust between 2000 and 2002 and the executive in charge of Insurance and, at different points in time, of various other divisions of Canada Trust including Small Business, Personal Lending, Investments and Trusts between 1995 and 2000. Prior to joining Canada Trust in 1995, Mr. Dorval held a variety of progressively senior roles during his 21 years at the Laurentian Group, including acting successively as the Chief Operating Officer and the Chief Executive Officer of Laurentian Financial (life and health insurance, pensions, investments and mutual funds) between 1992 and 1994.

Guy Dufresne

Mr. Guy G. Dufresne is Independent Director of Rona Inc. Mr. Dufresne currently serves as a member of the board of directors, audit and finance committee and environmental, health and safety committee of Iamgold Corporation (gold producer) since 2006 and as chairman of the board of directors and member of the audit committee of The Canadian Union Insurance Company (insurance company), an affiliate of Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Company of Canada, since 2012 (and shall occupy such positions with The Canadian Union Insurance Company until March 31, 2014). Mr. Dufresne is also a member of the board of directors, member of the audit committee and chairman of the investment and pension committee of Royal & Sun Alliance Canada (insurance company) since 2004. From 1992 to 2006, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of ArcelorMittal Mines Canada Inc. (formerly Québec Cartier Mining Company), and for 25 years prior to 1992, he held progressive senior positions within the forest product industry, including President and Chief Operating Officer of Kruger Inc.

Barry Gilbertson

Professor Barry Gilbertson is Independent Director of Rona Inc. Mr. Gilbertson is a principal with Barry Gilbertson Consultancy (strategic business and real estate advisory firm), providing strategic advisory services to organizations where real estate is material to their business since April 2011. Mr. Gilbertson is also a member of the board of directors and audit committee, compensation committee and chair of the real estate investment committee of Granite Real Estate Inc. and Granite REIT Inc. (global real estate operating companies) since July 2011 and a member of the board of directors (senior independent director) and audit committee and chair of the management engagement committee of Custodian REIT plc (real estate investment trust) since January 2014. Mr. Gilbertson was previously a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”) (accounting and consultancy firm) from 1996 until retirement in April 2011, where he specialized in business recovery, turnaround and work-outs, and held a variety of progressively senior roles at PwC from 1992 to 1996. Mr. Gilbertson was the global President of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors from 2004 to 2005, and has been a member of the Institute of Directors, in the UK, since 1986.

James Pantelidis

Mr. James Pantelidis is Independent Director of Rona Inc. Mr. Pantelidis is chairman of the board of directors of EnerCare Inc. (energy heating) since 2002, chairman of the board of directors and a member of the audit committee of Parkland Fuel Corporation (energy downstream) since 1999, a member of the board of directors, human resources and compensation committee and investment committee (chair) of Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. (financial services) since 2002, and a member of the board of directors and audit committee (since 2011) and compensation committee (since 2013) of Intertape Polymer Group Inc. (development and manufacture of polyolefin plastic and paper packaging products). Mr. Pantelidis was a member of the board of directors of Equinox Minerals Limited (mining) from 2008 to 2011. From 2002 to 2006, Mr. Pantelidis was a member of the Board of Directors of Fishercast Global Corporation (die casting) after having served as chairman and Chief Executive Officer of that company from 2004 to 2006. From 2002 to 2003, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of J.P. Associates (private equity and strategic consulting). Between 1999 and 2001, he was chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bata Ltd. (retail and shoes manufacturing) and from 1996 to 1998 he was Executive Vice President at Petro-Canada (energy).

Robert Pare

Mr. Robert Pare is Independent Director of Rona Inc. Mr. Paré is a corporate lawyer and partner at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP (law firm), a member of the board of directors and investment committee (chair) of Groupe BMTC inc. (furniture and appliances) since 1989, a member of the board of directors and of the compensation, nominating and corporate governance committee of Group ADF inc. (design, engineering, fabrication and installation of complex steel superstructures) since 2009 and a member of the board of directors of Essilor Canada Ltd. (ophthalmic optical products) since 1995. Mr. Paré is also a member of the board of directors of the Institute of Corporate Directors – Quebec Chapter.

Steven Richardson

Mr. Steven P. Richardson is an Independent Director of Rona Inc. Mr. Richardson is a corporate director. Mr. Richardson was a member of the board of directors, chair of the corporate governance and compensation committee and member of the audit committee of Sterling Shoes Inc. (footwear stores) from 2010 to 2013, and a director of easyhome Ltd. from June 2011 to December 2011 (and co-chair of its compensation committee; chair of its special committee and member of its audit committee). Between 2003 and 2009, Mr. Richardson acted in various senior executive roles at Hudson’s Bay Company (department stores) (including Chief Financial Officer between 2006 and 2009). Prior to joining Hudson's Bay Company in 2003, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Wells Fargo Financial Corporation Canada and Chief Financial Officer and a director of Associates Financial Services of Canada and Beneficial Canada Inc. He began his career at Imperial Oil Limited, with various positions in the corporate finance and controller’s departments.

Wesley Voorheis

Mr. Wesley Voorheis is Independent Director of Rona Inc. Since 1995, Mr. Voorheis has been a partner of Voorheis & Co. LLP and Managing Director of VC & Co. Incorporated, which act as strategic advisors to institutional and other shareholders. He is the Chairman of the boards and chairman of the corporate governance and nominating committees of Granite Real Estate Inc. (global real estate operating company) since July 2011 and HudBay Minerals Inc. (base metals mining) since March 2009 and has been a director of DavidsTea Inc. (private specialty tea retailer) since February 2013. Mr. Voorheis has been a director of a number of other public companies including Coventree Inc. from April 2008 to February 2012 and easyhome Ltd. from April 2010 to December 2011. Prior to the establishment of Voorheis & Co. LLP, Mr. Voorheis was a partner in a major Toronto law firm.
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