Board of Directors

Posted on September 14th

Groupe Deschênes Inc. (GDI) is proud to announce the appointment of Ms. Anna Darche to its Board of Directors.

Anne Darche is an experienced corporate director who sits on various boards of directors. He has rich experience as an advertiser. She is recognized as an expert in social and consumer trends and will contribute, among other things, with her knowledge of customer experience and innovation. Anne holds an MBA from the University of Sherbrooke, a BAC in Design from Laval University and is a Certified Corporate Director (ASC, College of Corporate Directors, Laval University and C.Dir. McMaster University). She is a member of the WCD (Women Corporate Directors) network and the IWF (International Women’s Forum).

“User experience is an important strategic pillar for our organization in order to stand out in our business sectors. I am therefore pleased to count on Anne’s expertise, which will add depth and diversity of experience to our Board of Directors,” said François Deschênes, President and CEO of Groupe Deschênes Inc.

About Groupe Deschênes Inc.
Founded in 1940, Groupe Deschênes Inc. is a private family company based in Montreal. GDI, the largest Canadian-owned company in its industry, is a major wholesaler-distributor serving three markets: infrastructure, building mechanics as well as electrical, HVAC and automotive parts. It operates 216 stores in Canada and 13 in the United States. GDI also operates 21 specialty plumbing stores in Quebec and Ontario. Since 2009 GDI is recognized as one of the best managed companies in Canada.

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