MONTREAL — Larry Samuelson, CEO of UAP Inc., has announced four senior executive appointments. Robert Hattem has accepted the position of president and COO of UAP Inc. Terrence LeBlanc has been named executive vice president of the auto parts division. Pierre Vocelle has accepted the position of regional vice president of auto parts for Quebec and Scott LeProhon has been appointed senior vice president of special marketing projects.
Until his appointment as president and COO of UAP, Robert Hattem was executive vice president HVPD (Heavy Vehicle Parts Division) since June 2002. Robert Hattem was president and general manager of BUROPLUS/Novexco for more than four years. Robert is a seasoned executive with a proven track record in the wholesale, retail and distribution business, said Samuelson.
Prior to his appointment as executive vice president of auto parts for Canada, Terrence LeBlanc was regional vice president of auto parts for the Quebec region. Before joining UAP in 2003, LeBlanc worked for 12 years with Valvoline International, in senior management positions in Canada, Europe and Latin America.
Pierre Vocelle was network sales vice president for the Quebec region, prior to his appointment to regional vice president of auto parts for Quebec. Prior to joining UAP, Pierre had been president of Auto Collection of Quebec. He has worked in the automotive industry for 20 years, including 12 years with UAP.
Before his appointment as senior vice president – special marketing projects, Scott LeProhon was vice president special marketing projects for three years, during which time he contributed to several brand-building projects for the organization.
All of the appointments are effective immediately.
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