From left to right : Michel Blaquière (President and COO of DRAKKAR), Benoit Hudon (new President and CEO of DRAKKAR) and Denis Deschamps (President and CEO of DRAKKAR). (CNW Group/Drakkar)
Montreal’s DRAKKAR Group has appointed Benoit Hudon as the Group’s new President and CEO. Benoit will assume his new position on January 18, 2024.
This appointment is part of the DRAKKAR Group’s trategic planning process and growth plan. Benoit’s main mission will be to define and implement the development and profitability strategies of the organization, in close collaboration with the various companies under his management.
Company founders Denis Deschamps and Michel Blaquière will remain active members of the Board of Directors and the principal shareholders of the company, while promoting and supporting the transition of Benoit’s new role.
With nearly 25 years of experience in key management roles within high value-added industries, including positions at Bombardier, Safran, Honeywell and AKKA Technologies before joining DRAKKAR 10 years ago, Benoit will leverage his track record and expertise to further develop and expand DRAKKAR in Canada, the United States and Europe. Throughout his career, Benoit has been involved in a variety of high-profile roles, including global management, executive leadership, start-ups, reorganization and restructuring of business units, growth management and the creation of business partnerships.
“From the moment he joined our ecosystem in 2013, Benoit quickly established himself as a key member of our executive team, particularly for all our aerospace activities and partnerships with European companies. His progression and evolution within our organization resulted in tangible results which significantly impacted the operational and financial performance of our business model. I’m delighted to pass the baton to Benoit, an ally who combines his business acumen, entrepreneurial values and desire for collective success,” said Deschamps.
DRAKKAR has been specializing in manufacturing, logistics and digital outsourcing for more than 30 years and employs 2,500 people in its offices in Quebec and across North America. It’s Listed among the 300 largest SMEs in Quebec.