President & CEO
Miro Yaghi is a seasoned, experienced leader holding a Masters degree in industrial Engineering (M. Eng), a Masters in business administration (MBA) and a certified accountant CPA. Throughout his career he built up an impressive track record. As such he has occupied strategic positions and leading roles in companies of international scope active in various industries, notably, aerospace, railways, banking, and in the manufacturing and distribution sectors.
He is recognized by his peers as being results oriented and a strategic leader for business development and for optimizing business execution. Miro will invest his skills, energy and leadership in order to lead and accelerate the growth of Termaco.
Vice President – Engineering & Innovation (CTO)
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
Vice President Procurement
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.
Vice Président Finance
Franco Messina joined the Termaco team in 2020 as a professional and strategic CPA with an entrepreneurial spirit and a hands-on approach. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Commerce from McGill University and has over 25 years’ experience. Over the years, Franco has focused his efforts in finance, accounting and operations including business process transformation, ERP systems implementation, business development and project management – within manufacturing, wholesale, retail and service environments.
He is driven by execution both from a strategic and operational perspective and is a results-oriented leader as evidenced by the success he has had throughout his career whether it was in international public corporations or privately held, family-owned enterprises.
Vice President, Renewable energy
Justin has worked over a decade in the energy industry and more particularly in the field of sustainable development, which is at the heart of his values. Eager to contribute to the diversification of cleaner energy, this is what guides his career choices and has always nourished his professional ambitions. In recent years, his expertise has been leveraged in the decarbonisation of the mining industry, where he has led the planning, construction, commissioning, and operation of projects aimed at introducing renewable energy into microgrids. In this context, Justin successfully delivered the installation of two large-scale wind turbines and large-scale energy storage at the Raglan mine in Nunavik. His know-how and leadership will enable him to mobilize a multidisciplinary team and exceed expectations in terms of deadlines and costs, in one of the most fragile and remote areas on the planet. Before joining the ranks of Termaco as Vice President of Renewable Energy in 2021, Justin worked in the Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Business Development team at Hydro-Québec in the wind, solar, energy storage, and hydrogen sectors.
Excellent communicator, Justin is an outstanding speaker. He held a workshop on the challenges of implementing micro-grid projects during the Rendez-vous on electrification 4.0; was a speaker and guest on an expert panel on hydrogen at the Quebec Renewable Energy Gala and held a webinar Towards Green mining from Industry Canada that was broadcasted worldwide.
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.
Director of accounting
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).
Director quality & customer service
Jeffrey Chu is leading the Quality & Customer Service organization for all product lines. He is ensuring that Termaco`s reputation for excellence in service and quality is enhanced by continually setting higher goals to ensure competitiveness and customer satisfaction. Before Joining Termaco in 2019 as product segment engineer, he has held strategic positions in quality and product management within the aerospace and automotive industry.
Recognized by his peers as an innovative leader and results driven, he fosters collaboration between multi-disciplinary team to ensure continuous improvement, effective communication and alignment to Termaco’s vision.
Jeffrey earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from l’École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS)
Director of human ressources
Mrs. Bourdon has more than 15 years of experience in human resources and payroll service. She holds a college degree in Social Science (psychology) and a certificate in accounting from the University of Quebec in Montreal. Her active listening paired with her relational skills facilitates the communications with the employees. She holds the position of Human Resources Partner and Work Relations.
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.