Rémi Marcoux, C.M., O.Q., F.C.A.
Founder and Board Member
Rémi Marcoux founded Transcontinental in 1976 and was Chief Executive Officer until 2004, when he became Executive Chairman of the Board; he remained in that position until February 16, 2012, when he decided to slow the pace of his work somewhat. He is still a member of the Board. "My dream," says Mr. Marcoux, "was to found a company that would reflect my values, including respect for employees and partners, customer services that exceeds expectations, integrity, innovation and passion for doing the job right."
Since the 1976 acquisition of a small printshop with about 30 employees, TC Transcontinental's history has been marked by success. The largest printer in Canada and the fourth largest in North America, TC Transcontinental is also the leading Canadian publisher of consumer magazines and French-language pedagogical material, not to mention the country's second leading publisher of local and regional newspapers. Combining expertise, innovation and creativity, traditional media, and new communication platforms, TC Transcontinental creates marketing products which enable companies to attract, acquire and retain their clients. TC Transcontinental was inducted into the Québec Business Hall of Fame in 2009 and today, TC Transcontinental has a workforce of about 10,000 employees.
As a man who believes in giving back to society, Mr. Marcoux was co-head of the Centraide campaign in Greater Montreal in 2006. He is an Associate Governor of the Board of Governors of the University of Montreal, and the École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Montréal (HEC Montréal) designated his arts management foundation the Carmelle and Rémi Marcoux Chair in Arts Management. Mr. Marcoux sits on the Human Resource Committee of the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation and on the board of the Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation.
Rémi Marcoux has received numerous awards and distinctions for his achievements, including appointments to the Order of Québec and the Academy of Great Montrealers in 2008. Mr. Marcoux was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 2007. He received the Harry V. Quadracci VISION Award in 2007 and was inducted into the North American Printing Industry Hall of Fame in 2006. He was named the fourth business leader most respected by his peers in Canada in 2005 and received an honorary doctorate from HEC Montreal in 2003.