Management Team

McInnis’s seasoned management team has a broad range of experience in the cement industry, large-scale engineered projects, water-based transport and customer service.

Hervé Mallet

President and Chief Executive Officer

With an outstanding track record in the industrial sector, Mr. Mallet has considerable experience in sales, marketing and operations. He was until recently Executive Vice-President – North America for a manufacturing company with 23 plants and 6,000 employees worldwide. As such, he oversaw eight production facilities in North America, delivering performances two times greater than the industry average.

Throughout his career, Mr. Mallet has overseen acquisitions and integrations as well as turnarounds of plants and businesses. He is recognized for delivering solid operational and financial results, and for the performance of his sales teams.

Mr. Mallet is a graduate of University of Wolverhampton and University of Brunel in England.

Jim Braselton

Senior Vice President,
Marketing, Sales & Customer Service

Prior to joining McInnis Cement in 2012, James Braselton spent more than 15 years with one of the world’s largest cement and construction material suppliers, where he was most recently senior vice president, sales and marketing, for the US and Canada, as well as leading the growth-based specialty products business.

Previously, Mr. Braselton worked in a variety of positions in the metals and specialty chemical sectors, in sales, marketing, strategy and general management.

He completed an MBA in finance and marketing at the University of Chicago, and a bachelor’s degree in materials and metallurgical engineering at the University of Cincinnati.

André Racine

Senior Vice President,
Corporate Development & Legal Affairs

André Racine has a thorough knowledge of the Port-Daniel–Gascons project. His involvement goes back more than a decade as a commercial lawyer with a leading Montreal law firm. He then focused his career on the management of a recycling company in the Montreal area.

Mr. Racine holds a law degree from the University of Montreal, as well as a bachelor’s degree in engineering from École Polytechnique of Montréal.

Jean Moreau

Chief Financial Officer

Jean Moreau joined the McInnis Cement team in April 2017. He has extensive experience in corporate management, finance and operations and has worked for a number of management teams in private and public companies.

He is recognized for mobilizing teams toward tangible and structured results and developing meaningful and lasting relationships with stakeholders in a transparent and collaborative manner.

Mr. Moreau holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the HEC Business School in Montreal.

Gaétan Vézina

Vice-President,
Cement and Sustainable Development

Gaétan Vézina has a unique profile with strong experience in consulting, engineering, project management and operations management.

Mr. Vézina held various functions associated with cement operations in Europe, the United States and Canada. He held the position of VP of Manufacturing and was responsible for the technical and financial performance of multiple cement plants. He also held the position of VP – Major Projects for the construction of a new cement plant.

Before joining the cement industry, Mr. Vézina worked for various consulting engineering firms where he reached the level of General Manager – North America.

Mr. Vézina holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from École Polytechnique of Montréal.

Mark T. Newhart

Vice President,
Logistics & Distribution

Mark Newhart joined McInnis Cement in February 2015, bringing 30 years of experience in logistics management and optimization of supply chains in various industries that includes 20 years with three cement companies. He is responsible for developing an effective distribution network for the company and its clients, including transportation management and marine terminals.

Mr. Newhart has a bachelor’s degree in logistics from the Pennsylvania State University / Smeal College of Business.

Alexandre Rail

Vice-President,
Operations Port-Daniel–Gascons

Alexandre Rail joined McInnis Cement in January 2015 and is responsible for the operations of the company’s cement plant located in Port-Daniel – Gascons. He has 15 years of experience in the field of heavy industry and prior to McInnis he worked for seven years as steel plant manager for ArcelorMittal, and previously for a metal power manufacturing plant.

He was also heavily involved in the development and implementation of a factory recovery plan in a foreign country. Mr. Rail is experienced in the definition of management systems, the mobilization of employees and the implementation and improvement of health and safety programs, environment, quality and maintenance, as well as in the development of strategic plans and projects.

Mr. Rail holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Concordia University and a Master and Doctorate in the same discipline, from McGill University.

Matthieu Rousseau

Director, Financial Information, Treasury and Credit

Matthieu Rousseau has worked for McInnis Cement since June 2015.

He previously developed his expertise at KPMG, with increasing responsibilities through various positions between 2002 and 2008. He then joined BRP as Manager of Presentation and Certification of Financial Information at BRP from 2008 to 2015, where he implemented International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and played an important role in the company’s initial public offering.

Mr. Rousseau holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Economics from Université de Lille (France), with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a specialized graduate diploma in Public Accounting from the HEC Business School in Montreal.

Julie Dumontier

Director, Human Resources

Julie Dumontier took charge of the McInnis Cement Human Resources Department in May 2017. With more than 15 years of experience in human resources in industrial environments, she has served as human resource consultant generalist, business partner and manager for a variety of companies, including Alstom and Rio Tinto.

Ms. Dumontier holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resource Management, from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières and college education in Marketing.

Maryse Tremblay

Director, Communications & Corporate Social Responsibility

Ms. Tremblay is an experienced communications professional with solid expertise in environmental communications. She previously had front-line experience as a communication consultant with PESCA Environment, supporting McInnis Cement, as well as a political adviser to a former Québec minister, and served as a television journalist in the Gaspé Peninsula.

She has an academic background in History and Human Resources Management, as well as a college education in Communications.

Ms. Tremblay will divide her time between the Port-Daniel – Gascons office and the McInnis Cement corporate office in Montréal.