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.


President and Chief Executive Officer


Patrice L’Huillier, originally from France, is a civil engineer from the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris. He also holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration jointly granted from Kingston Business School in London and the National Academy of Economy in Moscow. He has an extensive international experience, where he has held senior management positions, primarily in operations. He has worked with major mining and metallurgical producers in France, Russia, Kazakhastan and more recently in Ukraine.


In 2018, after more than 20 years in various European industrial companies, he joins Aluminerie Alouette as President and Chief Executive Officer. With his applied knowledge, Mr. L’Huiller is recognized for his visionary and dynamic leadership qualities. 



Gérald Charland

Vice President Finance and Business Development


A native of the Montreal’s South Shore, 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 accumulated over 25 years of experience in financial management and strategic development which he acquired from his assignments in large manufacturing companies operating in transportation and aerospace.


Over the years, Gérald has held strategic management positions such as Chief Financial Officer and Vice-President both in Canada and abroad, which have allowed him to gain international experience. Nominated as Vice-President Finance and Business Development in July 2013, Gérald is responsible for all of Alouette’s purchasing, finance, procurement and business development activities.




Vice President Business Improvement and Asset Management


From his native Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec (Canada), Jules Côté holds a BA in Unified Engineering (mechanical) from the University of Quebec at Chicoutimi. Specialising in maintenance, he acquired his experience in his native region before making his way to Sept-Îles in 1991. First as a Maintenance Engineer at Alouette, he was assigned various positions in different plant areas which prepared him to later become Vice-President Operations.


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





Vice President Human Resources and Corporate Affairs 

After leaving his native Terrebonne in Quebec (Canada), Dominique Denicourt, obtained a BA and a Master's Degree in Industrial Relations from the Université de Montréal. Experienced 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 essential skills in his new position. In February 2017, becoming Aluminerie Alouette’s Vice-President, he was entrusted with a relentless objective for respecting the organisation's values, and ensuring that Alouette prevails as a responsible corporate citizen, committed to its community. Along with the Human Resources and Employee Relations, he is also responsible for Communications and Health-Safety and Environment.