Charles Roberge named SVP for Garda Canadian Cash Logistics

October 14, 2011

Garda Cash Logistics has appointed Charles Roberge as Senior Vice President of Cash Logistics for Canada.


Mr. Roberge succeeds Patrice Boily, who has been named Senior Vice President, Office of the CEO. In his new role, Mr. Boily will leverage his operational expertise in cash logistics to guide the senior management team in achieving operating efficiencies and focusing on strategic growth and corporate development.


“During Patrice’s tenure at the helm of Canadian Cash Logistics, Garda has become a highly regarded cash logistics organization in Canada and a partner of choice for the country’s major financial institutions,” said Garda Cash Logistics President and COO Christopher Jamroz. “We will continue to benefit from his knowledge and advice as we reinforce Garda’s market-leading service delivery platform and strengthen our leadership in the North American market.”


Mr. Roberge is an accomplished distribution and logistics executive with more than 20 years of industry experience. He joins Garda from Jean Cartier Packaging Inc. where he served as General Manager with a diverse track record of delivering significant operational efficiencies and shareholders’ value creation.


“Garda’s entire culture is anchored by a passionate shared commitment to being the best cash logistics provider in the industry. That clear strategic vision and dedication to operational excellence have made Garda the fastest growing currency processor in the industry today”, stated Mr. Roberge. “In two decades as a senior operations executive in the logistics industry, I have rarely seen such a seamlessly integrated service delivery model for Canadian and US clients who can receive superior service regardless of their location or country of origin. The strength of Garda’s operating platform and the breadth of the service offering portfolio create significant growth opportunities for our Canadian Cash Logistics business. I am excited to lead Garda through the next phase of aggressive strategic and organic expansion in Canada.”


Mr. Roberge will work closely with the executive team in the US to leverage Garda’s fully integrated North American platform to serve the cash logistics requirements of Garda’s cross-border corporate, retail and financial services clients.


“I am delighted with the caliber of executive leadership that Charles brings to Garda Cash Logistics,” noted Mr. Jamroz. “As a successful entrepreneur and corporate executive, with fierce focus on achieving superior quality and results and strong roots in Quebec’s business community, I am confident Charles will further reinforce our customer-centric organization and solidify Garda’s success in the Canadian cash logistics market.”


Mr. Roberge began his business career as a founder and proprietor of internationally diverse commodities trading corporations specializing in textiles and steel. He later held progressively senior positions at Air Liquide Canada, Inc. The scope of his responsibilities included managing the company’s Procurement, Information Technology and Corporate Services functions as well as Enterprise Risk Management and culminated in the position of General Manager overseeing all aspects of the company’s Quebec operations.


Mr. Roberge studied at the Graduate Business School of Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, UK, the International Executive Institute at McGill University in Montreal and the “Institut de Tourisme et d’Hotellerie” du Quebec. He will be based at Garda Headquarters in Montreal.