Jean Rivard

  • Executive Director | Management Team

Without continued growth and progress, words such as improvement, achievement and success have no meaning! – Benjamin Franklin

Jean Rivard is a manager and leader in the transportation industry, with experience in logistics and accessory products for the automotive aftermarket. At Groupe GTI, he recently set up a process improvement program for the logistics chain and worked on corporate development. From 2006 to 2015, Mr. Rivard worked for Uni-Select Inc. He served as Vice President and General Manager of the Beck Arnley Division in Nashville (TN), as Vice President, Special Projects, at the company headquarters from 2010 to 2013, and as Executive Vice-President, Heavy Vehicles Division (Palmar) from 2006 to 2009, where he managed 230 employees and oversaw the activities at a distribution centre and 25 branches. Jean Rivard favours tried and tested management approaches that promote long-term profitability and work team empowerment and create value for shareholders.

He specializes in:

  • Action and results-driven management
  • Employee training and skills development
  • Deploying and managing performance indicator tools
  • Governance and change management in the face of challenging situations
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