Louise Fecteau has been named general manager of Transat Distribution Canada (TDC), and of Karine Gagnon has been appointed commercial director for Transat’s Quebec region.
The changes come following the announcement that Nathalie Boyer has accepted a senior executive role outside the travel industry and will be leaving the company on July 31.
Fecteau, who is currently commercial director for the Quebec region, has over 25 years of experience in the travel industry and extensive knowledge of agency operations.
TDC president and Transat chief distribution officer, Joseph Adamo said: “Louise is one of the most respected figures in our industry, with proven leadership qualities. I am certain that she will brilliantly guide the TDC network in the years to come and that everyone in our industry will applaud her appointment.”
Fecteau will assume her new role this Aug. 1.
Karine Gagnon, currently Transat’s manager, product and destination services, will replace Fecteau and report to Adamo.
Adamo said of Gagon’s appointment: “Karine is ideally suited to take on this new challenge. Before joining Transat in Dec. 2014, Karine had already acquired extensive sales and marketing experience in the travel industry with different tour operators and hotel chains.
Gagnon’s appointment also takes effect Aug. 1.
As for Boyer, Adamo said: “I also want to thank Nathalie sincerely for her outstanding contribution and her many achievements. From her earliest days working for Consultours, to her stint working in France, to the last two years at the helm of TDC, Nathalie has made a remarkable contribution to our success. I want to wish her every possible success in her new duties and for her entire career.”