Trudeau Corporation, a century-old, Canada-based housewares company, announced a transfer of ownership to Anne-Marie Trudeau, the fourth generation and first woman to lead the family company.
Anne-Marie Trudeau, the company’s president and CEO since 2017, succeeds as her father, Robert Trudeau, who retains a strategic role and sits on the company’s board of directors. Robert Trudeau led the developer and supplier of kitchenware and tableware for 50 years, driving growth through intensive new product innovation and the expansion of its international sales, according to the company.
“A successful transition requires a well-thought-out plan,” Robert Trudeau said. “At a time when many companies are being sold to foreign interests, I am proud to ensure the continuity of Trudeau’s 130 years of excellence by entrusting the reins of the company to my daughter, Anne-Marie, who has clearly demonstrated her ability to lead our teams toward the promising vision she sees for the company.”
Anne-Marie Trudeau said “I am very pleased with this transfer of ownership and am motivated to continue the growth of Trudeau, a Canadian flagship. We have major expansion plans and wish to be even more present in the Canadian, American and international markets while continuing to create value and jobs.
“This expansion is made possible thanks to the dedication of our teams, who are continually working on developing new product ideas that will make life easier and more enjoyable for consumers,” she added.
Trudeau Corporation employs some 100 people and is active in about 40 countries. Trudeau kitchenware and tableware are available in more than 16,000 retail stores in North America. Corporate headquarters in Boucherville, Quebec, near Montreal, include a distribution center of the 125,000-square-foot center. The company also operates an office and 50,000-square-foot distribution center near Chicago in Bolingbrook, Illinois, and offices in Asia and Europe.