Transit president Stéphan Guay is pleased to announce three important appointments to the company’s management. Isabelle Labrie, Andréanne Lepage and Simon Bourque took up their new roles over the past few weeks.
Isabelle Labrie has been appointed vice-president, organizational excellence. Isabelle has been with Transit since 1997. She began in the finance department, and went on to IT development before becoming operations director in 2018. As VP organizational excellence, she will oversee continuous process improvement.
“We’ve been relying on Isabelle’s insights for over 25 years. Her focus will now be on identifying and prioritizing opportunities for improving company processes, increasing efficiency and reducing costs without compromising personnel well-being,” says Mr. Guay.
Simon Bourque has been appointed chief operating officer. Simon has been with Transit since 2009. He began as finance director, where he played a key role in company development. He then went on to become purchasing director, during which time he helped improve Transit’s product availability rate by more than 5% to over 97%. He then went on to oversee several key departments within the company. As chief operating officer, he will oversee the planning, organization and direction of all Transit activities.
“Simon has been with us for 15 years. He has become increasingly vital to our team over time. Simon’s skill, know-how and know-who are indubitable, and we trust that he will lead Transit to success and towards our mission objectives,” Mr. Guay adds.
Andréanne LePage has been appointed operations director. Andréanne joined the Transit team in 2019. She has an MBA in Manufacturing & Logistics Management, and a Bachelor in Business Administration. She began as procurement supervisor and then went on to head the purchasing department. A specialist in logistics and procurement, Andréanne will actively oversee improvement of automation efficiency.
“Andréanne already had solid experience in the field when she joined our ranks and will bring a fresh outlook and new solutions to the challenges we face, thereby driving Transit’s development even further,” concludes Transit’s president.
“The advent of warehouse automation, increased innovation, sector-wide process streamlining and accelerated company development, have prompted Transit to promote these high-calibre members to our management team. Transit has never been about just one person and never will be. We are a solid, competent team, which thanks to the quality of its members, has the power to develop the company beyond our wildest dreams. I don’t think that that our management team has ever been this strong and efficient,” says Guay.
ABOUT TRANSIT INC.
In operation since 1971, Transit is the largest auto parts warehouse in eastern Canada. Transit offers a wide selection of parts and accessories for automobiles, light trucks and trailers.