Top Management

Manuel Gendron

Manuel Gendron, CPA, CA

General Manager

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..

Mireille Raymond

Mireille Raymond

Vice-president Operations, Human Resources and Finances

Mireille Raymond owns 50% of company stock. She 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.

Thierry Gripon

Thierry Gripon

Vice-president, Sales and Procurement

Thierry Gripon owns 50% of company stock. He 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

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.


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.


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.

Hidetsugu Ochiai

Hidetsugu Ochiai

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.