30 April 2018
New Faces on the Sherbrooke Innopole Board of Directors
Sherbrooke Innopole is pleased to announce the election of Alexandre Nault, Director of Operations at The Color Group’s Canadian Custom Packaging division, as President of its Board of Directors.
“I am proud to contribute to the economic development of Sherbrooke, not only as an entrepreneur, but also within the Board of Directors of Sherbrooke Innopole for the past two years,” stated Mr. Nault. “I accept the chairmanship of an organization that listens to its clients’ needs and shows ingenuity in responding to them. The manufacturing sector is on a roll, and we will continue to support companies in their growth.”
Pierre Tremblay, who held the position for three years, stepped down from his functions at the annual general meeting, which took place on April 24, 2018. To facilitate the transition for his successor, Pierre Tremblay will serve as vice-president of Sherbrooke Innopole until April 2019, alongside Serge Auray, founding President of Laboratoire M2.
Francine Guay, President of M.I. Integration, has been elected secretary. Annie Lessard, partner at Deloitte, has been named treasurer for a third year.
Three new board members
Sherbrooke Innopole is also proud to announce the appointment to its Board of Directors of Karine Côté, Director of Operations-Communications at Q&T Recherche Sherbrooke, Manon Tremblay, President of Plastimum, and Vincent Aimez, Vice-President of Partnerships and Knowledge Transfer at the Université de Sherbrooke.
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[/grid][grid 75 last]Member of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec, Karine Côté joined the Q&T Recherche team in 2002. She holds a specialized graduate diploma (DESS) and a master’s in organizational development and management from Université Laval. She has sat on several committees and boards of directors at the regional, provincial, and international levels. As a featured lecturer at clinical research conferences and seminars, she also volunteers for many causes, including Alzheimer’s and diabetes. [/grid]
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[/grid][grid 75 last]With a bachelor’s degree in Accounting Sciences and an Administration certificate from Université Laval, Manon Tremblay has been President of Plastimum, a technology centre for recycling plastics, since its creation in 2011.
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[/grid][grid 75 last]Vice-President of Partnerships and Knowledge Transfer at the Université de Sherbrooke, Vincent Aimez is also Assistant Director and co-founder of the laboratory Nanotechnologies et Nanosystèmes (LN2), CNRS-UMI-3463. Vincent Aimez has more than 20 years of experience in the field of micro- and nano-manufacturing technologies, including concentrating photovoltaics and optoelectronics. He also co-founded and was head of the CNR2, now 3IT.nano. Professor Aimez has published 140 scientific papers and holds three international patents. He has a bachelor’s degree from Kingston University in Kingston upon Thames, in the United Kingdom, as well as a master’s degree and a PhD from the Université de Sherbrooke.[/grid]
Karine Côté, Manon Tremblay, and Vincent AImez will respectively replace Steve L’Heureux, Véronique Le Prohon, and Jacques Viens as board members.
Thank you to outgoing members!
Sherbrooke Innopole simultaneously commended the volunteer involvement of two outgoing members of its Board of Directors, Véronique Le Prohon and Jacques Viens, at a cocktail party held subsequent to its annual general meeting.
Director General of leprohon, Véronique Le Prohon has served three two-year mandates on Sherbrooke Innopole’s Board of Directors, the maximum possible term as a board member. She has sat on various committees, including the human resources, appointment, and governance committee, which she had chaired since February 2016.
Director of the Office of the President and Assistant Vice-President at Université de Sherbrooke, Jacques Viens was a member of the Board of Directors of Sherbrooke Innopole for almost three and a half years, including a two-year mandate as secretary. He also sat on various committees and represented the organization on the Board of Directors of Espace-inc.
A third outgoing member, Steeve L’Heureux, will be honored next June. Senior Vice President Energy at CIMA +, Mr. L’Heureux served on the Board of Sherbrooke Innopole for two and a half years, including seven months as Vice-President. He also represented the organization at the Sherbrooke Airport Development Corporation.
A customized painting portraying Domaine Howard – where the economic development organization has its offices – was given to each outgoing member as a sign of recognition.
On behalf of the entire Sherbrooke Innopole team, thank you again for your involvement!
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