Morin to be appointed President of TC Transcontinental Packaging

Thomas Morin.

Industry veteran Thomas Morin will become President of TC Transcontinental Packaging (Montreal) effective Monday, July 1, 2019. Based in Chicago, Morin will report to François Olivier, President and CEO, and will be part of the company’s Executive Management Committee. Since 2104 this position has been held by Brian Reid, President of both TC Transcontinental Printing and TC Transcontinental Packaging. Reid has been with the corporation for over 25 years and will now dedicate his time exclusively to his role of President of TC Transcontinental Printing, Canada’s largest printer.

As President of TC Transcontinental Packaging, Morin will have full profit-and-loss responsibilities and provide strategic and thought leadership to the printer’s operations and plants around the world. He’ll be in charge of establishing long-term goals and strategies as well as executing business plans – aiming for further efficiency while maximizing profits. In support of the corporation’s vision, Morin will be responsible for overseeing the expansion of its packaging business in all markets through organic sales growth and acquisitions, as well as managing investments by ensuring that proposed capital expenditures are in line with its strategies.

François Olivier.

“We’re very pleased to welcome Thomas Morin as President of TC Transcontinental Packaging at a time where our company has already established itself as a North American leader in flexible packaging after only 5 years in this space,” said François Olivier, President and CEO of TC Transcontinental. “He has a solid track record developing, implementing, harmonizing and managing merging businesses, overseeing complex manufacturing operations with multiple sites in different geographic locations. As we’re poised to continue expanding our packaging business, his extensive knowledge of the packaging industry and leadership will be key assets for our organization.”

Morin brings more than 23 years of global packaging experience and expertise. He spent the past 13 years managing $1-billion-dollar-plus businesses for which he had full profit-and-loss responsibilities, while overseeing a workforce comprised of thousands of employees located in dozens of factories around the world. Until June, he served as Vice President of South East Asia for Amcor Flexible Packaging Asia Pacific in Singapore, a position he’s held for the past two years. Previously, he was Vice President of Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions for Amcor Flexible Packaging Europe. From 2010 to 2015, following the Alcan Packaging acquisition by Amcor, he served as Vice President and General Manager of Fresh Products and Capsules for Amcor Flexible Packaging Europe, in Zurich, Switzerland. From 2007 to 2009, he was Vice President and General Manager of Dairy for Alcan Flexible Packaging Europe, in Paris, France.

Brian Reid.

Reid played a critical role overseeing the Packaging Sector throughout its accelerated growth while ensuring that TC Transcontinental Printing remained the leader in an ever-evolving industry. Over the next few weeks, he’ll ensure a seamless transition. Reid will act as President of TC Transcontinental Printing full time, a role he’s successfully held since 2008. Under his leadership, the Printing Sector achieved several milestones – including the consolidation of the Canadian industry, most notably through the major acquisition of the assets of Quad/Graphics Canada.

Jacques Grégoire.

“We would like to thank Brian for his significant contribution in building TC Transcontinental Packaging’s platform and for developing high-performing and dedicated teams, positioning the sector for future success,” Olivier added. “He’s done an outstanding job instilling the TC Transcontinental culture in our packaging operations. We look forward to continue benefiting from his strong operational and strategic abilities, now that he’ll focus exclusively on our Printing Division. He’ll work alongside his seasoned team, including Jacques Grégoire, President of TC Transcontinental Printing – Québec, on pursuing growth opportunities in key verticals, and improving profitability margins for this division.”

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.