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Saputo Making Changes in North American Senior Management

New presidents and chief operating officers of the dairy divisions have been named.

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Saputo has appointed Frank Guido as president and chief operating officer, dairy division (USA), and Haig Poutchigian as president and chief operating officer, dairy division (Canada), effective April 1.

Guido joined Saputo in 2015. Previously, Guido held senior management positions in operations, supply chain, continuous improvement, and finance at other public companies in the consumer packaged goods industry. He has served as president and chief operating officer, dairy division (Canada) since April 2019.

Poutchigian joined Saputo in 2016 as senior vice president, finance, dairy division (Canada), and brings over 25 years of experience, primarily in finance and operations, to his new role.


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“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,” says Carl Colizza, president and chief operating officer (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.”

“Frank and Haig stepping into these roles reflects our deep bench of talent and leadership that can move cross-divisionally as our company continues to grow,” says Lino A. Saputo, chair of the board, president, and CEO. “I have tremendous confidence in these two outstanding leaders and the value they will continue to bring to our organization as we build on our current momentum and advance the company’s strategic objectives.”


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