Canada-based kitchenware supplier Trudeau now has new leadership as the company has transferred ownership to Anne-Marie Trudeau.
Now the fourth generation Trudeau to run the company, she succeeds her father, Robert, who retains a “strategic role” and sits on the company’s board of directors. Since 2017, Anne-Marie Trudeau has held the title of president/CEO.
“We have major expansion plans and wish to be even more present in the Canadian, American and international markets while continuing to create value and jobs,” she said. “This expansion is made possible thanks to the dedication of our teams, who are continually working on developing new product ideas that will make life easier and more enjoyable for consumers.”
Robert Trudeau steps aside after running the company for 50 years.
“At a time when many companies are being sold to foreign interests, I am proud to ensure the continuity of the company’s 130 years of excellence by entrusting the reins of the company to my daughter Anne-Marie,” he said.
Trudeau Corporation traces its roots back to 1889 when it was founded in Montreal as an importer of housewares and smokers’ products. Distributed in more than 40 countries, the company’s products are now sold at more than 16,000 retailers across North America. Trudeau sells an array of kitchenware that includes cookware, bakeware, kitchen tools, dinnerware and drinkware.