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GESCO names Trinier CEO

 11 September 2020     HGO Staff 

BRAMPTION, Ontario – Floorcovering powerhouse GESCO Industries has named Shawn Trinier as its new chief executive officer. He took on the role earlier this week.

Until recently, Trinier spent almost five years as president of mattress producer Serta Simmons Canada, also headquartered in this city on the western edge of Toronto. GESCO noted Trinier’s professional career spans some 27 years and has held numerous senior management assignments.

Shawn TrinierPrior to joining Serta, he was president and CEO of Aquaterra Corporation, a producer and distributor of bottled drinking water and water filtration systems. He also served as vice president of Sanimax, vice president of OfficeMax the stationary and office product retailer as well as operating director of the Pepsi Bottling Group.

“His professional experiences are wide ranging, inclusive of strategic planning, supply chain management, acquisition and divestiture, revenue growth initiations, team building, product line and customer development amongst others, all while contributing to ever enhanced profits and returns on investment,” the company’s announcement read.

As CEO, Trinier will report directly to the GESCO’s board and work closely with executive chairman Ed duDomaine, company president Paul Green and chief financial officer Connie Curtis and other members of the senior management team.

GESCO was acquired by the Cleveland-based equity firm Blue Capital Partners in 2013. The company operates four divisions including carpet and flooring distributor Shnier; ceramic and porcelain specialist Savoia Canada; the Vancouver-based Tierra Sol, a tile specialist; and, Division 9, a commercial floor and wall covering solutions provider based in Toronto. 

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