Port of Trois-Rivières
The Trois-Rivières Port Authority (TRPA) appointed France Cinq Mars as a new director and elected Véronique Néron as chair of the board and Félix Hamel as vice-chair. Danielle St-Amand left the board after nine years of service, including six as president.
Néron specializes in business law, with a specific focus on the purchase/sale of businesses and tax and corporate reorganizations. She also sits on the boards of the Institut secondaire Kerenna, the MultiBoulot organization and Noël du Pauvre. She has also served on the board of directors of the Fondation Santé Trois-Rivières, and was until recently a member of their governance committee.
Hamel holds a double bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurship & Innovative Management and Finance from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. In 2011, he took over the reins of Thrace valeurs immobilières, a company offering property management and real estate development services. Hamel is involved in various community organizations, including the CaisseDesjardins de Trois-Rivières and the Société de développement commercial du centre-ville de Trois-Rivières.
Cinq-Mars recently retired from the City of Trois-Rivières, where she worked as a manager for 34 years. With a degree in accounting and a CPA, CGA designation, she held a number of important management positions, including Director of Finance, Assistant General Manager, Administrative Services, and finally General Manager for the last six years of her career. Cinq-Mars is involved in various community organizations, including as a director of the Pavillon St-Arnaud and as a volunteer for the food distribution program.
Tompkins Solutions has hired Jason Kowalskie as vice-president of sales. Kowalskie has more than 25 years of experience developing and implementing large scale warehousing and transportation solutions for small and medium-sized business (SMB) to enterprise customers. Prior to joining Tompkins, Kowalskie served as director of business development for Shipwire, a CEVA Logistics company, and also held director-level positions with Kuehne+Nagel and Transport Express, Inc.