MONTREAL – TVA Group has confirmed on Tuesday the appointment of Martin Carrier as vice president of business development at MELS. As of January 1, 2021, it will also take over from Michel Trudel as president of the MELS.
Michel Trudel was appointed president of the MELS in 2015, at the time of the acquisition of Global Vision by VAT Group (all activities of a Global Vision have been grouped under the banner of MELS since). His contract will end on 31 December 2020. The coming months will ensure the transition to the continuity of operations, a-t-on said in a press release.
Fort an impressive career on the local scene and international, Martin Carrier has more than 20 years of experience in the management and direction of companies renowned worldwide. Until recently, president and chief executive officer of the company, Frima, specializing in video games, and has previously worked as a vice-president and studio head of Warner Bros Games Montreal, and at O&O, a company board of which he is the founder at Bluestreak Technology, as well as the studio Ubisoft Montreal, where he served as vice-president of communications and corporate affairs.
In MELS, Martin Carrier will have the mandate to continue the development and accelerate the growth of the company. In a context in which content production is continuing its growth in all markets, France Lauzière, president and ceo of TVA Group, wishes to position the MELS in order to seize even more opportunities for filming of mega-productions and foreign tv series to its studios, and maximize business opportunities for its services to visual effects, as well as those of post-production. Denis Rozon will continue to assume his role of vice-president, productions, operations and technologies of TVA Group and chief operating officer of the MELS.
“I am delighted to welcome within the management team an experienced manager as Martin Carrier, who distinguished himself by his vision and leadership within companies in scope, in order to enable MELS to enter into a new phase of radiation, both in Quebec and around the world,” said France Lauzière.
“It is with great pleasure that I join the MELS for this next stage of its evolution. With the teams, we will aim to match a technological vision to the historical know-how of the company in order to propel MELS on the local scene and internationally, and to attract still more major productions,” she said Martin Carrier.
The appointment of Martin Carrier is effective as soon as Tuesday.