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Possessing a natural flair for leadership, Madeleine Paquin also inherited an entrepreneurial spirit from her father, Roger Paquin, the founder of LOGISTEC, who prepared her to take over the family business by instilling in her the values of commitment and ambition. She initially joined the company as a sales representative for subsidiary March Shipping, a company she later headed. Madeleine was only 34 years old when she was appointed president of LOGISTEC in 1996. From that point on, she committed to growing both components of the company—its shipping and its environmental services—in parallel. She recognized that LOGISTEC’s vitality was the result of the company’s dedicated and seasoned teams of workers. By taking over for her father, she was able to retain the company’s family-like atmosphere. And by making LOGISTEC an important link in the Canadian supply chain, she helped pave the way for other export businesses operating here in Quebec.
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