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Poirier awarded C.P. Loewen Award posthumously


poirierJune 25, 2013 – Fenestration Canada honoured the late Richard Poirier
with its C.P. Loewen award for lifetime achievement at its President's
Dinner, part of its Annual General Meeting held June 1 in St. John's,
N.L. The award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding
dedication, commitment and accomplishment in the Canadian window and
door industry. Dan Darcy, a longtime colleague of Poirier's, presented
the award. Poirier's wife, Georgia, and son, Patrick, were on hand to
accept the award.

June 25, 2013 – Fenestration Canada honoured the late Richard Poirier with its C.P. Loewen award for lifetime achievement at its President's Dinner, part of its Annual General Meeting held June 1 in St. John's, N.L. The award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding dedication, commitment and accomplishment in the Canadian window and door industry. Dan Darcy, a longtime colleague of Poirier's, presented the award. Poirier's wife, Georgia, and son, Patrick, were on hand to accept the award.

Poirier was Canadian sales manager for Anderson Windows and Doors between 2000 and 2010. Prior to that he was sales and marketing manager for BayForm from 1990 to 2000. He also worked for Daymond Vinyl Siding and Alumi News magazine.

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Georgia and Patrick Poirier accepted the C.P. Loewen Award from Dan Darcy (rear, left) and Yvan Houle, Fenestration Canada president.

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Poirier was a graduate of the Academie de Caen in Normandy, France, with a Baccalaureat in philosophy and literature. He obtained and Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Montreal in 1974. In 1979, he obtained an MBA in marketing from Concordia University.

Poirier was always active in the former Canadian Window and Door Association and rose to president in 2002. Darcy described him as man with a keen intellect and a great storyteller with a love for fast cars, the Beatles, skiing, travel and political debate.

Poirier passed away in 2011 at the age of 61.

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