The management team
Michel Lafontaine is Mine Arnaud's Director of Finance and Administration since September 2012. He obtained a Bachelor's degree in business administration from Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières in 1981 and is a member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec (CPA).
During his career, he has held positions as controller and administrative and financial manager in various manufacturing organizations in Québec, and has also taken part in many company start-ups.
Through his professional experience, he has developed a solid expertise in the analysis of financial results, budget preparation and monitoring, and treasury planning and monitoring. His daily tasks include implementing internal control processes and managing human resources.
Prior to joining Mine Arnaud’s team, Émilie Paquet was the Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce Sept-Îles. Ms. Paquet has extensive experience in communications and public affairs. She also worked as Communications Coordinator at Côte-Nord Tourism and as Director of Information for the Journal le Nord-Est. A graduate in communication from Université du Québec, Montreal, Ms. Paquet brings to Mine Arnaud her valuable network of contacts as well as her knowledge of Sept-Île.
Additionally, she is very involved with various organizations such as the Club Optimiste, the Chamber of Commerce Sept-Îles and the Fondation régionale Hôpital Sept-Îles.
After an experience in the most demanding northern mining environment, Marc Gagné joined the Mine Arnaud team in July 2016, where he served as environmental supervisor and then as a director since March 2017.
Mr. Gagné obtained a Bachelor's degree in biology from the Montreal University in 1988, followed by a master's degree and a doctorate in biology at Laval University respectively in 1990 and 1994. He has held various positions in project management, municipal and agricultural environment research, wastewater treatment and aquatic environments.
With nearly 25 years of management experience, he has been dedicated to the mining environment and sustainable development for the last 8 years, where he has acquired a solid experience in legal and regulatory compliance, as well as having assumed strategic responsibilities for environmental programs with Aboriginal communities.