Shop Superintendant René Letendre joined Casavant in 1989 and he has held this position since 2003. An experienced wood worker, René was first involved in cabinet making. He has been involved also in making consoles, swell boxes, and windchests; he also worked in pipe metal casting and organ installations. This has provided him with a broad knowledge of pipe organ construction. One of René's responsibilities is making sure that schedules are followed so that each organ is installed at the required time. He is constantly searching for new opportunities to improve the quality of our instruments.