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Our Company
One of the world's most efficient primary metal producers. Founded in 1989, Aluminerie Alouette is committed to prepare for the future while becoming the leader in its field.
Management Team
Aluminerie Alouette is an independent company that optimizes its operations by applying world-class business principles conducive to continuous improvement of its processes and reductions in its costs.

Claude Boulanger

President and CEO

 

Native of Mauricie, Quebec (Canada), Claude Boulanger holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from Laval University in Quebec. He has significant experience at national and international levels, where he has held positions both in terms in management and process. Involved in the start-up of a smelter in South Africa, he also worked as Production Manager at Tomago Aluminium, a consortium of Rio Tinto Alcan, Gove Aluminium Finance Ltd and Hydro Aluminium. More recently, from 2009 to 2014, he was Production Manager of the Grande Baie, Rio Tinto Alcan smelter in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean.

 

In 2014, after almost 30 years of experience in the aluminum industry, he joins Aluminerie Alouette as President and CEO.

 

Member of the Quebec Order of Engineers, he is also very active with community organizations to which he pays great attention.

 


 

Gérald Charland

Vice President Finance and Business Development

 

A native of the South Shore of Montreal, Quebec, (Canada), Gérald Charland holds a BA in Business Administration from the University of Quebec in Montreal and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and of the Quebec Chartered Professional Accountants Association. He has over 25 years of experience in financial management and strategic development, acquired from his assignments in large manufacturing companies operating in transportation and aerospace.

 

Over the years, Gérald held several management positions such as Chief Financial Officer and Vice-President and has gained an extensive experience at both the national and international levels. In July 2013, he became Vice-President Finance and Business Development and therefore is responsible for purchasing, finance, procurement and business development.

 


 

JULES CÔTÉ

Vice President Business Improvement and Asset Management

 

A native of the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec (Canada), Jules Côté holds a Bachelor of Unified Engineering (mechanical) from the University of Quebec at Chicoutimi. Specializing in maintenance, he gathers experience in his native region before coming to Sept-Îles in 1991. First as a Maintenance Engineer at Alouette, he is later assigned to various positions in different plant areas as Vice-President Operations.

 

In 2012, he becomes Vice-President Business Improvement and Asset Management ; responsible for Continuous Improvement, Technology Development, Process Efficiency and Laboratory and Technologies, Automation and Capital Expenditure Projects.

 


 

 

DOMINIQUE DENICOURT

Vice President Human Resources and Corporate Affairs 
 

Dominique Denicourt, a native of Terrebonne, Quebec (Canada), holds a Bachelor's Degree and a Master's Degree in industrial relations from the Université de Montréal. Accomplished in Human Resources Management, he has almost 25 years’ experience in the field of aeronautics.

 

His vast experience and various management positions in a large manufacturing company have provided him with the skills essential in his new position. He joined Aluminerie Alouette in February 2017 as Vice-President with a relentless objective for respecting the organisation's values, and ensuring that Alouette prevails as a responsible corporate citizen, committed to its community. He is responsible for Human Resources and Employee Relations, Communications and Health-Safety and Environment.

 


 

 

SERGE GOSSELIN

Vice President Operations and Maintenance

Born in Sept-Îles, Quebec (Canada), Serge Gosselin holds a Bachelor's Degree in geomatics engineering and a Master's Degree in geomatics from Université Laval. A specialist in the aluminium industry, he totals 15 years of management experience. During his career, he has held several positions at Aluminerie Alouette as well as in an aluminium smelter in the United States, and later as Chief Operating Officer in Oman.

 

In February 2017, he was nominated Vice-President at Aluminerie Alouette where he is responsible for the overall management of operations and maintenance which include the Anode Plant, Electrolysis, Casting and Energy Centre, Handling and Collection, and Maintenance and Reliability sectors.