TDC’s Louise Fecteau to hand over reins to Karine Gagnon
From l-r: Louise Fecteau and Karine Gagnon

TDC’s Louise Fecteau to hand over reins to Karine Gagnon

MONTREAL — There’ll be a changing of the guard at Transat Distribution Canada (TDC) this summer following the retirement of Louise Fecteau.

Fecteau, who has been at the helm of TDC for three years, is set to retire on June 30. Effective July 1, Karine Gagnon, who currently serves as Commercial Director, Transat, will take over the reins as TDC’s General Manager.

Joseph Adamo, President, Transat Distribution Canada and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Transat, says that Gagnon is ideally suited to lead TDC in the years to come thanks to her “extensive commercial, marketing and operational experience in the travel and hospitality sectors.” He adds that she has “consistently demonstrated exceptional leadership and business acumen since she arrived at Transat in 2014.”

Fecteau’s retirement marks the end of a long and illustrious career in the travel industry. After starting as a travel professional in her native Beauce region of Quebec, Fecteau owned and operated several travel agencies before joining the Transat organization 28 years ago.

Adds Adamo: “On behalf of the entire Transat team, I thank Louise for her outstanding and loyal service to our company and industry at large. I will especially look back fondly on the last years, when we worked side by side. I want to express my gratitude and wish her a happy retirement, which she deserves.”