Pierre Boivin

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Pierre Boivin
Born Pierre Boivin
(1953-10-28) October 28, 1953 (age 61)
unknown
Occupation president of the Montreal Canadiens

Pierre Boivin, OC (born October 28, 1953) is a French Canadian businessman and was president of the Montreal Canadiens from September 2, 1999, through June 30, 2011, succeeding Ronald Corey. Pierre is married to Lucie Nadeau and is the father of three children: Patrick, Catherine and Richard. Boivin is a distant cousin of Patrick LaForge, the President and CEO of the Edmonton Oilers.[1]

Business[edit]

At the age of 25, he founded Norvinca Sports.[2] It would become the largest sporting goods distributor in Canada. In later years, he would become the Chief Executive Officer for Canstar Inc.[3] The company owned the Cooper and Bauer sports equipment brands.

Sports[edit]

Prior to the beginning of the 1999–2000 Montreal Canadiens season, Boivin was named as the new President of the Montreal Canadiens. One of his first key moves was during the 2000–01 Montreal Canadiens season, when he fired general manager Rejean Houle and head coach Alain Vigneault in November 2000.[4]

Boivin resigned as the President of the Montreal Canadiens on 30 June 2011, being succeeded by Geoff Molson, majority co-owner of the club. Boivin has remained with the organization as a member of the board of directors.[5]

Politics[edit]

He starred in a public service announcement for the Canada 2006 Census. In 2009, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada "for the leadership he has demonstrated as an entrepreneur and administrator in the sports industry, and for the work he has done to help develop community and philanthropic activities".[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ '03 Heritage Classic in Edmonton started boom
  2. ^ The Montreal Canadiens:100 Years of Glory, D’Arcy Jenish, p.293, Published in Canada by Doubleday, 2009, ISBN 978-0-385-66325-0
  3. ^ The Montreal Canadiens:100 Years of Glory, D’Arcy Jenish, p.293, Published in Canada by Doubleday, 2009, ISBN 978-0-385-66325-0
  4. ^ The Montreal Canadiens:100 Years of Glory, D’Arcy Jenish, p.293, Published in Canada by Doubleday, 2009, ISBN 978-0-385-66325-0
  5. ^ "Habs president Boivin to step down in 2011". CBC.ca. July 5, 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-17. 
  6. ^ "Governor General Announces 57 New Appointments to the Order of Canada". Office of the Secretary to the Governor General. December 30, 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-30. 

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Preceded by
Ronald Corey
President of the Montreal Canadiens
1999–2011
Succeeded by
Geoff Molson