Metro Taps La Fleche as Next CEO

Eric La Fleche will take over as president and chief executive officer of Metro Inc. April 1, replacing Pierre Lessard, who is retiring, the retailer said. La Fleche has served as Metro's executive vice president and chief operating officer since January 2005 and has worked in various positions at Metro since starting in its real estate department in 1991. Lessard has served as CEO of

MONTREAL — Eric La Fleche will take over as president and chief executive officer of Metro Inc. April 1, replacing Pierre Lessard, who is retiring, the retailer here said.

La Fleche has served as Metro's executive vice president and chief operating officer since January 2005 and has worked in various positions at Metro since starting in its real estate department in 1991. Lessard has served as CEO of Metro since 1990, overseeing a period of growth marked by the acquisitions of

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