Couche-Tard Shifts Management

Meunier named VP ops for Central Canada; Bernard, Eastern Canada; Davis, Midwest U.S.

LAVAL, Quebec -- Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. said that Jean Luc Meunier, currently vice president of operations for Eastern Canada, has been appointed vice president of operations for the Central Canada division, replacing St aphane Gonthier, who held the position on an interim basis in addition to his current duties as senior vice president for Eastern North America.

The vacancy created by the nomination of Meunier has been filled by the nomination of Michel Bernard as vice president of operations for Eastern Canada. For the past 2 years, Bernard [image-nocss] held the position of vice president of operations for the Midwest U.S. division. For that position, Couche-Tard has named Darrell Davis, formerly director of marketing for the Midwest U.S. division. Davis has more than 20 years of experience in the convenience store industry, with Dairy Mart Convenience Stores.

[These] nominations follow our organizational restructuring of our North American operations announced earlier this year, which resulted in creating two large marketsEastern and Western North Americaand we believe that this will allow us to continue to improve our overall effectiveness, said R aal Plourde, executive vice president and COO.

Laval, Quebec-based Couche-Tard currently operates a network of 4,861 c-stores, 3,035 of which include motor fuel dispensing, located in eight large geographic markets, including three in Canada and fivecovering 23 statesin the United States.