All aboard: eastern ports get new personnel

OTTAWA — A handful of ports in Eastern Canada will have some new faces around the table the next time their Board of Directors sits down to meet.

Alain Bolduc, François Dupuis, and Cléo Marchand were all recently named to the Board of Directors of the Trois-Rivières Port Authority.

“I am very pleased that these experienced individuals have agreed to take
on these new responsibilities,” said Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities. “Their strong ties to the community and professional backgrounds will be of great benefit to the Board of Directors.”

Bolduc holds a civil law degree from the University of Ottawa, and a certificate in international private law from The Hague Academy of International Law (Netherlands). He is a member of the Quebec Bar and has practiced law since 1988. He is currently a partner and vice-president of Joli-Coeur, Lacasse, Geoffrion, Jetté, St-Pierre in Trois-Rivières.

Dupuis obtained a diploma as a certified management accountant, a diploma from the Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec, a master of taxation degree and a diploma in business administration from the University of Sherbrooke. He has worked with chartered accountancy firms in Trois-Rivières since 1988, and in Montreal and Sherbrooke, from 1985 to 1988.

Marchand holds a diploma in secretarial administration from the Centre des études universitaires de Trois-Rivières, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Université du Québec. He is a member of the Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec since 1973. He has been a professor of accounting at the Université du Québec at Trois-Rivières since 2002, and has worked in various roles with the university since 1974.

The Port of Trois-Rivières offers a range of facilities and services to marine industries. Its facilities and its strategic location between Montreal and Quebec on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River play an important role in national and regional shipping activities.

The Quebec Port Authority Board of Directors will also have a new face in Mario Girard.

Girard is a graduate of Université Laval. He has worked in information technology for a number of years and founded two companies: Gespro Technologies, which he established in 1985 and sold to TELUS in 2001, and Nstein Technologies, of which he was president and CEO from 2001 to 2007. He has acquired considerable international experience, having developed markets and acquired businesses in several countries. He was recently appointed president and director general of the Fondation de l’entrepreneurship du Québec.

Finally, Jean-Guy Bonneau was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Saguenay Port
Authority.

Bonneau holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal. He has held senior positions at various engineering firms in Quebec. Over the course of his career, he has worked on commercial, government, institutional and industrial projects.

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