Alain Bédard, Chairman, President & CEO of Transforce
Through a series of acquisitions and strategic investments across Canada and the U.S., Mr. Bédard has created a powerful, diversified trucking, package, courier, and logistics network that is uniquely positioned to deliver the growing demands of e-commerce. From the outset, Mr. Bédard introduced a bold strategic plan of expansion, based on specific criteria including profitability, market penetration and geographic expansion. He has built a strong management team and has empowered them to ensure the Corporate philosophy of decentralization.
A graduate in Accounting and Finance from the Université de Sherbrooke, Mr. Bédard began his career at KPMG in 1975. He rose to become a senior auditor within three years while obtaining his CA and CMA designations. Subsequently he served as a Controller in the forest products sector before joining Saputo in 1984 where he progressed through the ranks to become its Vice-President Finance. In 1996, he assumed management of a regional trucking firm which eventually became TransForce.