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Lactalis Canada Announces Appointment of Nathalie Cusson as General Manager of its Fluid Division

May 2, 2023

May 2, 2023 – Toronto, ON – Lactalis Canada, the Canadian dairy leader behind iconic brands like Cracker Barrel, Black Diamond, Balderson, Astro and Lactantia and a subsidiary of France-based Lactalis Group, is pleased to announce the promotion of Nathalie Cusson to the position of General Manager of its Fluid Division effective May 1, 2023. At the helm of the Fluid Division, Nathalie will be responsible for its overall long-term strategy, sales, marketing and retail partnerships, as well as Lactalis Canada’s expansion into the plant-based category.

“Nathalie has been integral to the success of our Fluid Division and I am confident that with her leadership and expertise, we will continue to drive our Fluid business forward,” said Mark Taylor, President and CEO, Lactalis Canada. “We are committed to the growth and development of our people and for me, Nathalie is a true example of someone who has had a progressive track record at Lactalis Canada starting out as a Sales representative and now a member of Lactalis Canada’s Executive team.”

“I’m thrilled to bring my Sales experience and category expertise to this new leadership role at Lactalis Canada during a time when our Fluid business is evolving and the needs of our customers and consumers are also evolving,” said Nathalie Cusson, General Manager, Fluid Division, Lactalis Canada.

Nathalie boasts a 23-year tenure at Lactalis Canada, holding a significant number of Sales roles. She most recently served as Vice President, Sales, Fluid division where she led contract negotiations and contributed to driving our commercial results through enhancements in our product mix, collaboration on the development of Lactantia premium milk sales across all regions and business development.

Nathalie replaces Vincent Metz has been promoted to the role of Vice President of Marketing for Lactalis Americas; while David Gillespie will assume Nathalie’s former role as Vice President of Sales, Fluid division at Lactalis Canada.

About Lactalis Canada Inc.

With 140 years of brand heritage, Lactalis Canada is committed to enriching and nurturing the lives of Canadians by producing nutritious and great tasting dairy products. Named on Forbes 2022 list of Canada’s Best Employers, Lactalis Canada directly employs 4,000 Canadians, supports hundreds of farming families and contributes to the livelihoods of thousands of Canadians who provide essential services to Lactalis Canada’s more than 30 operating sites including 19 manufacturing facilities. The company’s iconic brands include Cracker Barrel, Black Diamond, P’tit Québec, Balderson, Cheestrings Ficello, aMOOza!, Astro, Khaas, siggi’s, IÖGO, IÖGO nanö, Olympic, Lactantia, Beatrice, Galbani, and Président. Lactalis Canada is part of Lactalis Group, the world’s leading dairy company, headquartered in Laval, France. For more information, visit


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