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.
Baudouin NizetPresident and Chief Executive Officer
Having joined McInnis Cement in January 2020, Baudouin Nizet has a long track record in the cement industry. His entrepreneurial and hands-on profile has led him both in start-up companies as well as large corporations, allowing him to forge his experience in Europe, Canada and the United States. In addition to being a board member of the Cement Association of Canada for a few years, he was also involved until 2017 as Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Canada Green Building Council, responsible for LEED certifications in eco-responsible constructions.
Mr. Nizet holds an Honors BA in Science, Chemistry and Environment as well as a Masters in Science, Bio-Engineering and Environment from the Université de Louvain in Belgium. He also holds degrees in leadership programs from the International Institute for Management in Lausanne (Switzerland) and the Harvard Business School in Boston (USA).
André RacineSenior 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.
Edouard OuelletChief Financial Officer
Edouard Ouellet joined McInnis Cement in February 2019.
Edouard’s experience in finance was first acquired at Ernst & Young from 2007 to 2013, where he conducted business valuations in a variety of contexts as well as developed various financial models in support of these transactions, in addition to working in audit. He joined the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in 2013. As Director, Investments in the large corporations group in Québec, he was responsible for transactions and directly involved at all stages for their performance. In addition, he monitored portfolio positions, both on a financial and operational basis. McInnis is one of the companies he actively handled and for which he has been instrumental.
Edouard is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA), Chartered Business Valuator (CBV) and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
Alex WojciechowskiChief Operating Officer
With a solid experience of more than thirty years as a manager in the cement industry in Canada and the United States, holding various positions ranging from Maintenance Manager, Plant Manager to Industrial Manager, Alex Wojciechowski joined the McInnis Cement team in January 2020. His expertise extends both to cement operations and to industrial equipment investment projects, in construction as well as commissioning.
M. Wojciechowski earned a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières and is a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec.
Francis ForliniVice President Marketing and Sales
In the employ of McInnis since 2015, Francis Forlini is responsible for sales on all territories desserved by the company. With more than 20 years of experience in this field, Mr. Forlini has evolved mainly in cement, concrete and aggregates companies. His extensive knowledge of the market has greatly contributed to the development of McInnis’ customer network.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, specialization in environment and water resources, from École Polytechnique de Montréal.
Julie DumontierVice President, 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.
Kevin SearsDirector of Terminals
An experienced manager for logistics operations in the cement industry, Kevin brings to McInnis a vast expertise in pneumatic conveying systems for international shipping by sea, rail or land. He has also participated in several construction projects of large cement distribution facilities. His great strength on the field coupled with his management profile made him the ideal person to ensure the supervision and proper functioning of the McInnis terminal network. Before joining the company, Kevin had worked for CRH Canada, RST Sunbury Transport and CN Transportation Ltd.
Kevin is trained in Heavy Equipment and Logistics from the Commercial Safety College of Nova Scotia
Maryse TremblayDirector, 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.