Saputo names Haig Poutchigian as COO of Canadian dairy division
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Saputo appoints Haig Poutchigian as president and COO of the Canadian dairy division and Frank Guido as president and COO of the U.S. dairy division. These changes will be effective April 1, 2023.
Guido joined Saputo in 2015 and serves as president and COO, Dairy Division (Canada) since April 2019. Over the last 25 years, Guido has held senior management positions in operations, supply chain, continuous improvement, and finance at other public companies in the CPG industry.
Poutchigian joined Saputo in 2016 as senior vice-president, Finance, Dairy Division (Canada) and also brings over 25 years of experience to the role, primarily in finance and operations.
“Frank is a seasoned, values-driven business leader who brings to the table a proven track record of operational excellence and delivering on strategic priorities. As such, I am thrilled to have Frank transition his talents to our USA team at a pivotal time in our Global Strategic Plan journey,” said Carl Colizza, president and COO (North America). “I am equally excited to have Haig take the lead role in our Canadian business. Haig has been instrumental to the Division’s growth and ongoing success, and his results-oriented focus will be key in driving the execution of our strategy.”
Both Guido and Poutchigian will report to Colizza.
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