Manuel Gendron, CPA, CA
Manuel Gendron studied biology and then moved to accounting and business administration. He now holds the title of Chartered Professional Accountant. Prior to joining Ceresco in January 2008, Manuel Gendron worked in various accounting firms and also as business management.
Vice-president Operations, Human Resources and Finances
Mireille Raymond has significant expertise in management, administration and accounting. As Vice-president, Operations, Human Resources and Finances, Mireille Raymond considers the quality of company products and services to be very important. To achieve her goals, she relies primarily on the skills and professionalism of Ceresco’s employees.
Vice-president, Sales and Procurement
Thierry Gripon has unique expertise in sales, administration and coaching. He also has broad knowledge of the global marketplace of soybean for human consumption. As Vice-president, Sales and Procurement, Thierry Gripon maintains preferential relations with company clients and soybean producers. Through his keen ability to bring people together, he is fully committed to the company’s dynamic, dedicated and enthusiastic team.
Bastien Roberge, CMA
CFO and Corporate Controller
Bastien Roberge holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. This member of the Ordre des CMA has more than 15 years of experience in various areas related to finance, accounting and management. Prior to joining Ceresco in February 2003, Bastien Roberge held the positions of Controller for Groupe Camint and Financial Planning and Management Analyst for the Société de transport de l’Outaouais.
Hicham Bali, Agr
Procurement Director of grain
Hicham is an Agronomist and graduate of the HEC in Business Management and Business Administration. He currently serves as Procurement Director of grain. In this role, he leads the Sales team, Research and Development, Customer Service and Business Development for seeds. During his career at Ceresco, Hicham served as Quality Control Specialist and Agricultural Representative.
Steve Harrison, CRHA
Human Resources and IT Manager
Graduate in International Relations and Human Resources with the title of CHRP, Steve is currently in the process of obtaining his Master’s in Business Administration from the ESG (MBA). Having worked in various SMEs, Steve gained expertise in Human Resources management. Prior to joining the Ceresco team in August 2011, he held the position of Human Resources Manager at L.B. Maple Treat. Steve also sits on several boards in the region.
Me Raphaël Van der Heyden
A lawyer and member of the Barreau du Québec, Raphaël brings a legal perspective on the various issues facing the company. He has extensive experience in business strategy, having worked in multinational companies, SMEs, as well as parastatal societies. Prior to joining Ceresco in June 2015, Raphaël was working as a lawyer for Securitas Canada.
President Ceresco Marketing
Hidetsugu Ochiai holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. Prior to joining Ceresco in November 2002, he worked for several food processing firms in Japan. He is responsible for overall marketing and customer relation working directly from our office in Japan.