Robert Rousselle has been appointed athletic director of the Canadian Alpine Ski Team, Alpine Canada Alpin president Max Gartner announced on Monday.
Rousselle, 44, joined Alpine Canada in 2000 as athlete manager and was most recently working as managing director of the national alpine team.
In his new role, the Quebec City, Que., native will work closely with Paul Kristofic and Hugues Ansermoz, the head coaches of the men's and women's alpine ski teams.
"Robert has been a valuable member of the Canadian Alpine Ski Team management team for many years," said Gartner. "He is very familiar with the program and knows what it takes for our athletes to win at the elite level. Together with the head coaches, he will provide an excellent leadership team that will push our athletes to continued success."
Rousselle, who is married with two children and lives in Calgary, spent 17 years working as a ski coach - mostly at the developmental level. He takes over the key role of athletic director following the departure of Patrick Riml, who has rejoined the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association.
"I'm honoured to lead such a talented group of veterans and up-and-coming athletes and I'm looking forward to working closely with our experienced head coaches, Paul Kristofic and Hugues Ansermoz," said Rousselle. "I'm convinced that together, we can create a dynamic team that will help our athletes achieve many podium results."