St. Lawrence Economic Development Council (SODES) has appointed Michel Tosini, Executive Vice-President of Federal Marine Terminals, as its Chairman of the Board. Mr. Tosini is a Transportation and Logistics graduate and holds a certificate in management from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. He spent 25 years with CP Ships Group where he headed various operations such as its in-house trucking company, inland, and marine operations as well as import and export customer service. He joined Federal Marine Terminals Inc. in October 2006. Mr. Tosini is also a Board member of Maritime Employers Association and Laurentian Pilotage Authority (LPA).

SODES’ Board of Directors appointed Mario Girard, President of Quebec Port Authority, as its Vice-President, while Michael Fratianni, CEO of Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership, was appointed Treasurer, and Jean Grégoire, Associate at Langlois Kronström Desjardins was appointed Secretary. SODES thanks Pierre Préfontaine, its past Chairman of the Board, for his years of dedicated service.