Houle Named Sollio CEO

Pascal Houle is CEO of the Sollio Cooperative Group. He takes the position from Gaétan Desroches who is retiring after a 40-year career in the network. Houle has been COO at Sollio since February 2021 as per the organizational succession plan. He has held several positions since joining the group network in 1998, first as hardware manager at La Coop des Appalaches, then as a management consultant at La Coop fédérée. In 2004, he joined La Coop des Bois-Francs, now known as VIVACO groupe coopératif, as hardware, materials, and petroleum manager. He joined BMR Group as retail vice-president in 2013, before being appointed chief executive officer of BMR Group and executive vice-president of Sollio Cooperative Group in 2015.