Deschênes Group (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) appointed Martin Deschênes as CEO and president. He has been president and chief operating officer for the past three years. Jacques Deschênes, who also had held the title of CEO, remains chairman. The wholesaler distributes plumbing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning products, waterworks, electrical products, and industrial supplies from 51 outlets in Quebec and Ontario. The company's sales are above $200 million (U.S.).