Montreal, Quebec -- March 7, 2017 -- It’s the sort of situation where the term “end of an era” may be appropriate. UAP has announced that John Buckley, Executive Vice President of NAPA Canada, will retire on May 1, 2017.
Buckley has had a remarkable career with the company over the past 45 years. He joined the organization in 1972, at the age of 18. A statement from UAP says that Buckley’s responsibilities never ceased to grow and he moved his way up in the organization as he consistently delivered outstanding results in every role he played.
During his time with the company, he served in various management positions, including Store Manager, General Manager, Regional Vice President for Canada West and Pacific, and Senior Vice President.
“We would like to thank John for his many years of dedicated service to the organization,” Alain Masse, President of UAP. “He truly has played an instrumental role in building a strong leadership team across the country and strengthening the NAPA brand in all of our regions. His natural sense of leadership, combined with his great personality, inspired his colleagues for more than four decades. He will be missed by the team but we’re excited for him and wish him all the best for this new chapter in his life.”