Bisaillon-Cary stepping down as head of Maine International Trade Center

Gov. Paul R. LePage and Maine International Trade Center Board of Directors announced today the departure of Janine Bisaillon-Cary state director of international trade and the appointment of Wade Merritt as her successor.

Bisaillon-Cary has served as president of Maine International Trade Center for the past 11 years and as vice president of the trade center from 2000-2006.

Merritt joined MITC as an international trade specialist in 1997 after a brief tenure with the U.S. Commercial Service. He was promoted to the position of vice president since 2006, following six years as director of MITC’s regional office in Bangor.

“Janine has been a tireless leader in her efforts to champion Maine exports and attract international businesses to Maine,” LePage said in a news release. “We are sorry to see Janine go, and we wish her all the best in this exciting next chapter in her career. Janine took the lead on trade missions to Europe, Latin America and Asia over the last six years. I am confident the Trade Center is well positioned for continued success in the future.”

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