As the former Control Manager at Bombardier Transport and Vice-President of Johnvince Foods, Stéphane Huot is the CEO of Termaco. Under his stewardship, the company has experienced exceptional growth. This operations professional ensures that the business reaches its full potential.
One of Stéphane’s key strengths is knowing how to to build a strong team and managing to put forward the skills and synergy of his teams to optimize productivity and performance.
Recognized by his peers for his keen sense of analysis and innate talent in the art of developping strategies that will play an essential role in the growth of a business, Stéphane Huot has a business degree froml’université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). Throughout the years, he has gained solid experience in management, finance and operational control.
General Manager of Luxtec for a period of 15 years and executive vice president, sales and marketing, for Lumenpulse covering a span of 4 years, Philippe stands out as an exceptional businessperson focused on results. Having joined Termaco in 2015 as Sales and Marketing vice president, he was promoted to the position of General Manager in 2016.
Throughout his career, he has consistently demonstrated outstanding business development skills and his focus on eliciting superior client satisfaction has led to durable client relationships. A proactive manager, he has a knack for anticipating business opportunities.
His peers recognize Philippe as a forward looking and committed manager, dedicated to having organizations reach new heights. He has a true passion for teamwork and coaching and is driven by the challenge of major projects.
Vice president – operations
Gilles started his career as a plant engineer with Tilco International in 1989. He rapidly established his reputation as a specialist in technology improvements for plant equipment. He joined Termaco in 1995 as engineering manager, where he introduced, amongst other improvements, the use of finite element analysis (FEA) software to help in the development of an expertise in seismic analyses. He subsequently assumed the position of vice president –operations.
Gilles has assembled a team of experts focused on technological innovation to work on the development of plant equipment that redefines current industry manufacturing processes.
His resourcefulness and vast experience in automation design, manufacturing and engineering have led to his recognition by his peers as an outstanding industry contributor in terms of innovation and the optimization of operational procedures.
He received his bachelor’s degree in engineering in 1988 from l’École Polytechnique de Montréal
Plant manager, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu
Over the course of the last 20 years, Jean-Sébastien has worked with leading manufacturing SMEs as well as multinational corporations such as Allianz-Madvac, Pratt & Whitney and Stanley Black & Decker. He joined the Termaco team in May 2016 as plant manager and has since been putting at good use his experience in strategic planning, added value production, supply chain management and the management of change.
A true believer in entrepreneurship, Jean-Sébastien is a committed leader to which one can naturally rally. His peers recognize him as a man of action with a sharp mind, distinct creative abilities and a knack to identify opportunities for productivity gains as well as to drive improvement plans. An excellent communicator, he enjoys the required skills set to act as a mentor and see to the development of his team’s full potential.
Jean-Sebastien holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from l’École Polytechnique de Montréal
Engineering and quality manager
A former planner with ABB and plant manager with Coppex Power, Alain has been the Engineering and Quality manager at Termaco since 2015. He enjoys a solid track record in the fields of quality assurance, process control and upgrades and operations management.
His peers recognize him for his outstanding leadership and his ability to boost the synergy between the members of multidisciplinary teams. Alain is an experienced manager that fosters the development of his staff and nurtures teamwork.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in aeronautics mechanical engineering from l’Université de Sherbrooke.
R & D manager
Following stints in small, medium and large organizations, Carl has been plying his trade at Termaco for over 15 years. Having assumed the positions of Product development engineer and Engineering manager over the past decade, he is now R & D manager, responsible for the design of each new product. A staunch believer in the value of incorporating efficiency in each design, he strives daily to develop products that help clients and Termaco attain their business objectives.
One of Carl’s strong points is his ability to identify and enhance the strengths of each member of his team as well as those of his colleagues while sustaining a positive team spirit in the on-going process of maintaining ever-higher quality and efficiency standards.
A graduate of the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, he holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering. He stands out by his critical sense, his analytical abilities, his deep-seated technical and conceptual experience, his thoroughness, his patience, his dedication and his meaningful relationships with one and all. Over the years, he has developed valuable expertise in the management of simultaneous projects, the management of personnel as well as in the fields of industrial design and processes.
Mathieu joined Termaco as Purchasing manager in 2006 following his years as Purchasing and Logistics coordinator with Emballage Rouville (GELPAC). An efficient manager with an innate flair for the perfect deal, he builds rewarding business partnerships and maintains win-win relationships with key suppliers. Mathieu’s leadership is reflected through his commitment, his enthusiasm, ethics and loyalty. His extensive network of contacts covering both the United States and Canada underlines Termaco’s key role in the metal transformation industry.
A graduate of l’Université de Sherbrooke with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, he is an expert in the field of supply chain management.
Suzanne started her career as a costing accountant with Westinghouse before joining Termaco and climbing the corporate ladder to reach the position of Controller in 1987. Actively involved in the growth of the company, she helped create the current structure of the Finance department. A strong pillar of the company, Suzanne masters all the relevant accounting practices. She is recognized as a true team player across all the departments. A results-oriented individual with a keen sense of duty, Suzanne applies exceptional rigor in all facets of her work.
She studied Business Administration at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).
Human Resources manager
Claudya’s experience in Human Resources spans more than 20 years. As a counselor with Arcand & Associés, she actively contributed to the growth of this leading recruitment and staffing firm. Hired by Cirque du Soleil, she was a key player in the team responsible for talent acquisition, management coaching and manpower strategic planning. Following a stint in the banking industry where she was a senior counselor in the commercial development branch, Claudya committed her talent and experience at helping Videotron gain significant market share in the telecommunications industry. She namely restructured and energized various corporate programs covering the welcoming and integration of new employees, internal mobility and career planning. Claudya also instigated innovative recruitment practices using social media, an expertise that led to numerous speaking engagements during which she also underlined the value of optimizing the concept of Employer as a brand.
An outstanding communicator focused on results and with a passion for the human touch, she holds a bachelor’s degree in career management from l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).
Business development manager
James has invested more than 15 years in the Stationary Reserve Power Industry as Sales manager and Business Development manager for key companies in the field. Having become the youngest National Sales Manager in the history of Power Battery, he now joins Termaco in order to drive our industry leading technology ever forward and strengthen our leadership position.
His network of key industry players and the understanding of their needs is one of James’s driving assets to propel the growth of Termaco. He is recognized by his peers as being a trusted solution provider and having an innate understanding of their needs and the flexibility to cater to their specific requirements.
James’ breath of experience, while balanced against his strong integrity and innovative ideas, allows him to be a successful business partner for many.
Plant manager, Reading
Beginning in the early 1980’s with the Penske Tank Corporation as a ASME certified code welder, Mr. Haffly became one of the youngest members of the company’s management team at the age of 23. For 13 years, he honed his skills in the pressure vessels trade focusing on quality, customer support, operations management and logistics.
With the prior knowledge, expertise and mentoring he received at Penske, Thomas moved on to Amer Industrial Technologies where, as Plant Manager, he deepened his knowledge of ASME welding, fabrication, design support and quality control. Specializing in pressure vessels, tanks and heat exchangers for both nuclear and non-nuclear process applications, he worked on such complex projects as the MCO (Multi Canister Over pack) project at the US Department of Energy’s Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
Thomas is recognized in the industry by his direct reports and peers for his keen eye in quality of product, team building skills and mentoring.
In 2012, Thomas came on board with the Termaco team, proudly representing Termaco’s interests in the US market at the Reading Pennsylvania facility.