Vincent R. Timpano is to succeed Jean Gattuso as president and COO of Lassonde on October 1, 2021.
As part of the succession plan, thee two will work together until Gattuso retires at the end of September.
In September 2020, Timpano was named president and CEO of Lassonde Pappas and Company, which is Lassonde’s largest manufacturing and sales subsidiary of ready-to-drink juices and drinks.
“The choice of Mr. Timpano as successor was clear because of his leadership, his expertise in the area of consumer products, his success managing LPC and his alignment with our values. He will succeed Mr. Gattuso who, over the last 34 years with Lassonde, contributed exceptionally to the growth and expansion of the Corporation on both sides of the border. This transition between executive officers will ensure continuity of a proven business model,” Nathalie Lassonde, CEO and vice chairman of the Board of Directors, and Pierre-Paul Lassonde, chairman of the Board of Directors, said in a joint statement.
Timpano has a solid track record as a corporate officer with extensive commercial and operational experience. Over the past 20 years, he has served in various executive roles, including president, global coalitions at Aimia Inc., president of Coca-Cola Canada and president and CEO of The Minute Maid Company Canada. In addition, he has served on numerous boards, including as chair, with United Way Toronto. He currently serves on the board of advisors with The Napoleon Group of Companies.
“I am excited about the prospect of working with Nathalie Lassonde and the rest of the management team to continue implementing the corporation’s business strategy," said Timpano. "Lassonde has a strong entrepreneurial spirit, a portfolio of quality brands and a sound financial position."