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North American manufacturer of wind turbines
Executive Vice President and Operations Manager, Kruger, Energy Group, Montreal
Holds a Bachelor's degree in law the University of Sherbrooke and is a member of the Quebec and Canadian Bar Associations. From 1984 to 1992, Mr. Gauthier was in private practice as a lawyer, specializing in corporate reorganizations.
In 1993, Mr. Gauthier became the Vice-President, Development of Cascades Inc. From 1995 to 1999, he was the Executive Vice-President of Boralex Inc., a company specializing in energy and one of the main North American companies operating in the area of thermal energy and cogeneration from wood residue. From 2001 to 2003, Mr. Gauthier was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Boralex Inc.
Since March 2004, he has served as the First Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of Kruger Energy Group. Mr. Gauthier is also active in many social causes and sits on the Board of Directors of Dessau Soprin, Atrium Biotechnologies Inc. and a variety of private companies.
President and CEO of AAER Inc., Montreal
Is the founder of AAER Inc.. In 1997, Mr. Gagnon recognized the potential of renewable energy in Europe. In December 2000, he decided to focus his activities in the area of sustainable development and, more particularly, wind generated energy. This lead to the creation of AAER.
Since 1981, Mr. Gagnon had been involved in a family business operating in the natural resources sector. In such capacity, he achieved a high degree of success in establishing strategic and financial partnerships on an international level.
In 1998, Mr. Gagnon developed a close collaborative relationship with Groupe Expordev, a subsidiary of the Caisse de Dépôts et Placements du Québec, in which each of Bombardier Inc., SNC-Lavalin Inc., Telesystems Inc., Bronterra and Export Development Canada (EDC) also had a participating interest.
Mr. Gagnon is particularly interested in new renewable energy technologies capable of creating value for his investors.