Jean-David Tardif

President and Chief Operating Officer,
Cascades Tissue Group


Jean-David raised and studied in Sherbrooke. In 1994, he did his first university internship in mechanical engineering at the Kingsey Falls Paper Mill (PKF). After obtaining his bachelor's degree, he was hired in March 1997 as a Maintenance Supervisor at PKF. Always striving to improve his skills, he obtained his MBA from the Université de Sherbrooke in 2003 as part of a management development project.

Jean-David has climbed the ranks of the company's three groups one by one. He has been promoted no less than 11 times in his 25-year career. From Project Engineer to Production Supervisor, he became Plant Manager, General Manager and Vice-President before becoming President of the Tissue Group.

Jean-David is recognized as an inspiring leader with integrity, who listens, brings people together and is accessible. He generates trust, respect and commitment from his employees.

For the past three years, he has also been very involved with the Fondation Charles-Bruneau through the Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau.

Family man, Jean-David is actively involved in his two children's activities. Passionate about car, he also enjoys skiing, cycling and travelling with his wife and children.