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François Simard joins Strongco as regional VP

March 9, 2022  By Crane & Hoist Canada staff

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Strongco Corporation has announced that François Simard is joining the company as regional vice president of construction equipment for Quebec.

Simard has several years of management, sales and operations experience in the heavy equipment industry. He also holds a degree in industrial relations from the University of Montreal. As well, Simard has a certificate in Health and Safety, experience as a human resources advisor and is an international volunteer for the Canadian International Development Agency.

“Working together in the interim with Stephen George, our eastern region vice president for our construction equipment division, who has diligently structured out Quebec and Atlantic operations, we believe François will be a significant asset in the future growth of Strongco,” said Oliver Nachevski, president and chief executive officer for Strongco.

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Simard will be based in the Strongco Laval branch overseeing the construction equipment Division operations for Quebec.


Strongco Corporation, a multiline mobile equipment dealer, operates 25 branches in Canada.

Strongco represents several equipment manufacturers, including Volvo Construction Equipment, Case Construction, Sennebogen, Manitowoc Crane, including National and Grove, Fassi, Konecranes, Eco Log and Allied Construction.

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