Management Team

Patrice L’Huillier

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. 



Yvon Pronovost

Vice President Finance and Business Development


Yvon Pronovost, from Trois-Rivières, Quebec (Canada), holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from the University of Sherbrooke. Member of the Order of Chartered Professional Accountants of Quebec, he has more than 30 years of experience in finance, including more than fifteen years as a manager within large mining companies operating in Canada and New Caledonia.


Over time, he worked as a controller, director and vice-president, gaining solid experience nationally and internationally. Since January 2020, he has been officially nominated as Vice-President, notably responsible for Financial Services and Information Technology, Supply Chain and Business Development.










Jules Côté

Vice President Engineering and Plant Processes


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 and then, Vice-President Business Improvement and Asset Management.


In 2018, he became Vice-President Engineering and Plant Processes, responsible for project and automation, technology and process engineering and potroom services.


Michel Lussier

Vice President Human Resources and Corporate Affairs


Michel Lussier, originally from Verdun, Quebec (Canada), holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Relations from Laval University. He has more than 30 years of experience in human resources management, the majority within large companies operating in the fields of food industry, automotive, aeronautics, engineering, construction and energy in North America and around the world.


Over time, he held various positions such as advisor, director, vice-president and first vice-president (CHRO) and acquired a broad experience, both nationally and internationally. In January 2020, he joins Aluminerie Alouette as Vice-President and is notably responsible for Management Systems, Human Resources and Employee Relations, Communications and Training.









Jean-Pierre Bérubé

Senior Director, Metal


Jean-Pierre Bérubé, originally from Rimouski, Quebec (Canada), holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Laval University. He began his career on the North Shore in the pulp and paper industry which led him to settle in the municipality of Port-Cartier in 1997. He then held various roles in industrial maintenance and continued his professional development in operations, process controls as well as in energy production. He joined Aluminerie Alouette in 2006 as Director of Maintenance. He subsequently held positions in the continuous improvement department as well as in the casthouse, metal shipping and energy sectors.


In 2019, he became Senior Director, Metal. He is responsible for the operation and optimization of the potrooms, the gas treatment centers and the casthouse.










Éric Bourque

Senior Director, Anodes and Raw Material


Éric Bourque, a native of Quebec City, Quebec (Canada), holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Laval University. He joined Aluminerie Alouette in 1998 as a supervisor at the casthouse. Since his arrival, the engineer has held several positions, both in the areas of operation and maintenance. He has notably been Superintendent Casthouse Superintendent Material Handling & Gas Treatment Centers and Superintendent Rodding Shop. He is Director of the anode plant since September 2011.


In 2019, he was appointed Senior Director, Anodes and Raw Materials.











Tony Dresdell

Senior Director, Asset Management and Maintenance


Tony Dresdell, originally from Sept-Iles, Quebec (Canada), holds a Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management and a Masters in Productivity Management from Sherbrooke University. After leading the operations of a local SME, he joined Aluminerie Alouette's Human Resources department in 2003 during the Phase 2 project. Since his arrival, he has acquired a vast knowledge of Aluminerie Alouette since he occupied several positions in the different areas of the plant, for both human resources and operational services. He had been Director of Training and Continuous Improvement, Superintendent of Rodding Shop, Director of Potroom Services and Maintenance, and Director of Human Resources.


In 2019, he became Senior Director, Asset Management and Maintenance. His responsibilities include asset management, operation services and maintenance management.