APTA finds new executive director

DIEPPE, N.B. — After a five-month search, the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) has hired a new executive director, Jean-Marc Picard.

Today, Jan. 18, is Picard’s first day on the job and the native of Edmunston, N.B. comes in with a lengthy background in the transportation and logistics industry.

Shortly after graduating from the University of Moncton with a Bachelor in Business Administration degree in 1995, Picard joined CN Rail in Montreal and transferred to Winnipeg in 1996 and then Calgary in 1997 where he spent 10 years.

During this time, Picard held different management roles in transportation and logistics for the railway and a major fertilizer manufacturer. In 2007, Picard and his family moved back to New Brunswick, where he worked in the fertilizer and banking industries.

He obtained his CITT designation in 2004 and is fully bilingual.

In his role as executive director with the APTA, Picard will be responsible for managing the affairs of the association and to help advance the interests of its members across the region and on the national stage.

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