Construction and operations

Yves  Painchaud​

Yves Painchaud​


Construction Project Manager​
Senior mechanical engineer in the industrial field with over 30 years of significant experience in major construction sites in Quebec. ​

During his career, he has held various management positions and has been managing and supervising his own engineering firm for more than 15 years. ​
André  Bouchard​

André Bouchard​


Director of Operations, Shawinigan Plant
Professional with more than 30 years of experience in operations and maintenance management for Rio Tinto’s titanium dioxide metallurgical and chemical plants.​

He has an outstanding record in the implementation and administration of world-class asset management processes, continuous improvement programs and strategic asset planning.​
Francis Letarte-Lavoie

Francis Letarte-Lavoie


Director of the Whabouchi Mine
Mr. Letarte-Lavoie is a metallurgical engineer who has over 10 years of experience in the mining and metallurgical industries. Over the course of his career, he has held the positions of plant superintendent, manager of technical department and metallurgical manager at major companies such as Semafo and Glencore, where he oversaw the processes, operations and maintenance of various plants and laboratories for major projects.

Mr. Letarte-Lavoie has participated in two plant start-ups and has studied several processes in comminution, hydrometallurgy, pyrometallurgy and electrometallurgy, both in the primary and precious metals sectors.
Jean  Béliveau ​

Jean Béliveau ​


Project Engineering Director​
Professional mechanical engineer experienced in the fields of General Management, operations and maintenance management as well as project management.

He was involved in the start-up of new manufacturing production units in Canada and abroad.​
Marie-Josée  Parent​

Marie-Josée Parent​


Senior Director, Supply Chain & Contract Management​
Senior legal and business professional experienced in the leadership and coaching of teams as well as the strategic management, planning and control of all activities within leading class organisations. ​

Marie-Josée has been a member of the Quebec Bar for 21 years, 15 as an integral part of the business operations.