Velan announced the appointment of Yves Leduc as the president of the company. Leduc will report to Tom Velan, CEO and formerly president. He will be joining Velan on 26 January 2015.
As part of Velan’s leadership succession planning process, a Leadership and Talent Committee of the board of directors was formed and the committee hired Egon Zehnder, an executive search firm, to help with the search for a new president. Leduc was recommended by Egon Zehnder and by the committee and selected by the Board of Directors to become the next Velan President.
Until recently, Leduc was a corporate officer at BRP, as vice president general manager of its North American business since 2006. In his sixteen years as member of BRP’s senior management team, he built a broad experience taking on the responsibility for most business units, as well as for the key business functions of the company, including manufacturing, new product development, logistics, sales and marketing. Leduc also brings an international experience, having spent six years in Europe, leading the Austrian engine division and spearheading several strategic manufacturing projects in Asia and Latin America.