2006 PRINTING INDUSTRY HALL OF FAME — BUILDING A DYNASTY
Mark Foote finds Marcoux to be a bright businessman who sports a business edge yet remains approachable, friendly and honorable. Formerly with Canadian Tire, a Transcontinental customer, Foote developed a great admiration for Marcoux over the last 10 years.
“He’s a deliberate, successful man who has great determination and insight,” Foote says. “He’s a very relentless guy, constantly pushing for the next answer, the next interpretation of information. He’s got great endurance.”
Supporting Graphic Arts
Marcoux is an active supporter of graphic arts and educational endeavors. The company backs the graphic arts program at Ryerson University in Toronto and l’Institut des Communications Graphiques du Québec. He has loaned his support as co-president of the United Way in Montreal and headed a fundraising campaign for the International Centre for Conflict Resolution and Mediation, which seeks to quell violence in schools.
Marcoux was named the fourth most-respected CEO in Canada in 2004, according to auditing firm KPMG’s “Survey of Canada’s Most Respected Corporations.” He also received an honorary doctorate in 2003 from his alma mater.
Rémi and Carmelle Marcoux have been happily married for 39 years and have three children: daughters Nathalie and Isabelle, and son Pierre. All three have played various roles in the company’s success, as have two sons-in-law—one of whom, François Olivier, is president of Trancontinental’s printing products and services sector.
Marcoux enjoys going fly fishing for salmon in the summer, downhill skiing, as well as golf, a sport he took up in recent years. But perhaps nothing brings him more joy than spending time with his family, which also includes seven young grandchildren. All of Marcoux’s children live in Montreal; both daughters reside within walking distance of his house. At Christmas time, they vacation together.
“We’re a bit like an Italian family,” he says. “Very close.” PI
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