Mario Plourde

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mario Plourde is President and Chief Executive Officer of Cascades Inc. since May of 2013. He leads the management teams responsible for the operations and business units of Cascades’ three major Groups (Tissue Group, Containerboard Packaging and Specialty Products Group).

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Alain Lemaire

Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors

One of the founders of Cascades, Alain Lemaire is Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors and a member of the Administrative Committee. He held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation from 2004 to 2013 and Executive Vice-President of the Corporation from 1992 to 2004. He was also President and Chief Executive Officer of Norampac from 1998 to 2004. A former student of the Institut des pâtes et papiers of Trois-Rivières (Québec), he holds an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration from the University of Sherbrooke, an Honorary Doctorate in Civil Law from Bishop’s University and an Honorary Doctorate in Management Sciences from the Université du Québec à Montréal. Mr. Lemaire is an Officer of the Order of Canada.

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Allan Hogg

Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer

Over the years, Allan Hogg has held various positions within the Corporation, including those of Corporate Controller, Director of Finance and Treasurer and was named Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer in 2010.

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Maryse Fernet

Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)

Maryse Fernet began her career at Cascades in 1987. In 1989, she was appointed Human Resources Director for the unionized and non-unionized production units in Canada and the United States. In 1994, she was promoted to Corporate Director of Human Resources. Since October of 2007, she is Chief Human Resources Officer of the Corporation.

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Dominic Doré

Chief Supply Chain & Information Officer

In January 2010, Dominic Doré was appointed Chief Information Officer. He is also Director of the Fibre program, an upgrading of the IT systems at Cascades.

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Mario Nepton

Vice-President, Corporate Services

In November 2018, Mario Nepton was appointed Vice-President Corporate Services at Cascades. He is responsible of engineering department (Cascades CS+) and maintenance (Cascades Services et Achats).

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Hugo D'Amours

Vice-President, Communications, Public Affairs and Sustainability

Hugo D'Amours has been Vice-President, Communications and Public Affairs at Cascades since January 2013. He is responsible for the Corporation's internal and external communications and acts as media spokesperson.

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Thierry Trudel

Vice-President, Innovation and Marketing

Thierry Trudel joined Cascades Tissue Group where he developed marketing teams, implemented an innovation structure and contributed to the group’s strategic decisions. Under his leadership, his teams successfully launched the Cascades Fluff & TuffTM and Cascades PROTM brands and developed several other innovations.

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Charles Malo

President and Chief Operating Officer, Cascades Containerboard Packaging

Charles Malo began his career as controller for Etcan in 1991. He then joined the Norampac Group as Director of Administration for the corrugated products sector from December 1997 to March 2000.


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Jean-David Tardif

President and Chief Operating Officer, Cascades Tissue Group

With a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA, Jean-David Tardif first joined Cascades in 1997. His career path has led him to work successively for each of the company’s three groups. In the Tissue Group, he was Vice-President, Consumer Products, from 2013 to 2017.

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