L'Oréal Canada and its president and CEO, Frank Kollmar, announced on Tuesday the passing of Philippe Dalle, founding-president of L'Oréal Canada.L'Oréal's adventure in Canada started with Dalle in the fall of 1958, when L'Oréal Group decided to open a subsidiary in the country. The company began very modestly, promoting its only division at the time - L’Oréal Coiffure.
"His ability to dream allowed him to think big," said Kollmar. ”I would like to offer, on behalf of the entire L'Oréal family, my sincere condolences to the family of Philippe Dalle, who was not only one of the pioneers of the cosmetics industry in Canada but also a great man with a remarkable vision and strong values, that made L'Oréal Canada one of the most successful L'Oréal subsidiaries worldwide“.Today, L'Oréal Canada operates four divisions, 37 brands, and saw sales of $1.2 billion in 2019. It has more than 1,300 employees, a head office in downtown Montréal, and a distribution center and manufacturing plant in Ville Saint-Laurent.
It has distinguished itself within the group by its initiatives in sustainable development, in digital strategies, as well as by its innovations and its talent pool.
Dalle is survived by his wife, Mia Dalle, his children, and many grandchildren.