Marc Desrochers Steps Down, Denis Lefrançois Now CEO of Scapin Staging & Show Distribution

Scapin Staging and Show Distribution announced changes in their leadership, effective as of January 1, 2018. After leading both companies, Marc Desrochers has stepped down from the firm to pursue new interests.

Desrochers founded Scapin Staging, which successfully introduced new and versatile products to the entertainment industry. He later acquired Show Distribution, which allowed him to offer a one-stop solution to clients.

Denis Lefrançois now assumes the role of CEO leading Scapin Staging and Show Distribution. The companies say he will lead them into an new era of continuing growth with significant investments in new technologies and markets.

“This change is designed to accelerate the execution of our strategy,” says Lefrançois. “It will strengthen our ability to develop even more cutting-edge technologies to meet the ever-changing needs of our customers while delivering strong financial performance and drive growth in both rental and sales services. We are committed to improving technology and training by making important private investments and through our collaboration with the FICC.”

Since its inception, the FICC’s mission has been to provide a financial partnership to companies creating, producing, and distributing cultural and communication products and services. The organization has invested in nearly 70 partner companies, with more than $72 million invested over 20 years. Lefrançois continues, “Combining our management and financial resources with the financial support provided by FICC ensures the future growth of both Scapin Staging and Show Distribution. This collaboration allows us to continue to provide world class products and service to the live entertainment, broadcast, and special event markets locally, nationally and internationally.

For more information, contact Show Distribution: 877-632-6622,

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Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Musician, Canadian Music Trade, Professional Sound, and Professional Lighting & Production magazines. He also hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast.
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