President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation
Kingsey Falls (Québec) Canada
Director since November 2014
Mr. Plourde is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation since May 2013. He has been in the employ of the Corporation since 1985 and has held several senior management positions such as Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of Cascades’ Specialty Products Group. He was named President of this Group in 2000. In 2011, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer of the Corporation. He joined the Board of Directors of Cascades on November 6, 2014. Mr. Plourde sits on the Board of Directors of Transcontinental Inc., where he is Chair of the Governance Committee and also sits on the Board of Directors of the Fondation Centre de Cancérologie Charles-Bruneau. Actively involved in social and community affairs, he was awarded in 2012, the Prix bâtisseur - Tour CIBC Charles Bruneau (a foundation for pediatric cancer research). Mr. Plourde holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, majoring in Finance from the Université du Québec in Montréal.