Montréal, Québec – Yvon Pelletier, Chairman of FPInnovations’ Board of Directors, is pleased to announce the appointment of Stéphane Renou as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Renou will officially assume his new role on December 14 as successor to Pierre Lapointe, who has held this position since December 2008. A native of Montréal, Stéphane Renou has a number of degrees from Université de Sherbrooke as well as Polytechnique Montréal where he went on to complete a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a Ph. D. in Chemical Engineering . In 2015, he earned an MBA (Innovation Management) from the University of Colorado. …Stéphane Renou is taking the reins from Pierre Lapointe, who announced his intention to step down as President of FPInnovations last spring. Mr. Lapointe spearheaded many major projects at FPInnovations and is leaving a rich and promising legacy to the Canadian forest industry.