MONTREAL, Que.--The Montreal Port Authority has announced changes to its executive team. Jean-Luc Bédard, vice-president, operations, and harbour master, will be retiring on January 24, 2014. After a very full career spanning more than 23 years, Jean-Luc Bédard leaves a significant legacy at the port through his numerous accomplishments.
"His passion for marine commerce and operational performance has been outstanding. I thank him for his major contribution and wish him a very happy retirement,"said Sylvie Vachon, president and CEO, Montreal Port Authority.
Daniel Dagenais, currently director, operations, will be promoted to vice-president, operations effective January 27, 2014. Daniel Dagenais has more than seven years of experience at the Montreal Port Authority and brings extensive experience in the management of land and marine operations. I am sure he will take over with flying colours, and I wish him the best of success.
Christian Demers has been appointed as director of operations, and harbour master. Christian Demers has more than twenty years of experience in the maritime domain, largely in management positions. In addition, he has his master's certificate.