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Board of Directors

To uphold the quality of its strategic planning and management practices, in the interest of all its shareholders, ADF Group has established a board of directors chosen for the operational and strategic expertise they bring to the Corporation. In addition, the Board of Directors has set-up an Audit Committee and a Compensation, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee to oversee the proper conduct and compliance of the Corporation’s practices in regard to, among others, its business risk management and its financial reporting and disclosure.

Jean Paschini

Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer, ADF Group Inc.

Jean Paschini is of one of the three children of the founder of family business Au Dragon Forgé Inc., established in 1956. He has been a member of the Executive Committee and one of the main shareholders since Groupe ADF Inc. was formed in 1979.

Mr. Paschini has over 40 years of experience in the steel industry. He has formal training in industrial design and management. 

Pierre Paschini, P.Eng.

President and Chief Operating Officer

Pierre Paschini is one of the three children of the founder of family business Au Dragon Forgé Inc., established in 1956. He has been a member of the Executive Committee and one of the main shareholders since Groupe ADF Inc. was formed in 1979.

Mr. Paschini earned his bachelor of Engineering at Concordia University. He has nearly 40 years of experience in the steel industry. Mr. Paschini has been an active member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (the Quebec order of engineers) since 1980 and of Professional Engineers Ontario since 1993. He is also a member of the professional association American Institute of Steel Construction.

Marise Paschini

Executive Vice-President, Treasurer and Corporate Secretary
Marise Paschini is one of the three children of the founder of family business Au Dragon Forgé Inc., established in 1956. She has been a member of the Executive Committee and one of the main shareholders since Groupe ADF Inc. was formed in 1979. Ms. Paschini has been involved in the business since 1973.

Danilo D’Aronco, P.Eng., M.Eng.

President of the engineering firms D’Aronco Pineau Hébert Varin Inc. and of Sigmax
Shareholder and vice-president at AXNOR Consultants Inc.
Non-independent Director of ADF Group Inc.’s Board of Directors since June 2021.

Mr. Danilo D’Aronco is president of the engineering firms D’Aronco Pineau Hébert Varin Inc. and of Sigmax Inc., specializing in the coordination and preparation of shop drawings and assembly drawings for the steel structure fabrication industry. He is also shareholder and vice-president at AXNOR Consultants Inc. specializing in telecommunications infrastructures. With more than 28 years of experience as manager of various private companies, Mr. D’Aronco is also very committed academically through his collaboration with McGill University and École Polytechnique in various research programs on steel assemblies. He is particularly aware of advances in the field of metal structures, both technical and commercial.

Mr. D’Aronco is a graduate from Université de Sherbrooke (B. Eng.) and École Polytechnique de Montréal (M. Eng.).

Myriam Blouin

Consultant for the human resources firm Axe HO
Independent Director of ADF Group Inc.’s Board of Directors since June 2021
Chair of the Compensation, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and member of the Audit Committee of the Corporation.

Ms. Myriam Blouin has more than 30 years’ experience in Human Resources. Ms. Blouin is a consultant for the human resources firm Axe HO, since June 2016. Prior to holding the office of Executive Vice President, Organizational Alignment and Human Resources at Ivanhoé Cambridge from 2017 to 2019, she was Senior Vice President, Talent Management and Organizational Development, for the Ivanhoé Cambridge’s parent company the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ). At both Ivanhoé Cambridge and CDPQ, Ms. Blouin was responsible for all human resources activities, establishing the human resources strategic framework and guiding the teams in talent management, total compensation, competency development and many other human capital-related areas. She also worked for Rio Tinto Alcan, the world leader in aluminum production, for more than 20 years. There, she held several roles, including Director of Human Resources for the Business Development and Growth unit, responsible for major aluminum smelter development projects around the world. Her duties included a five-year stint in Australia, where she successively held the positions of Manager, Human Resources, for the company’s Gove Operations, and Director, Human Resources, for its Bauxite & Alumina Pacific Operations division.

Guy Pelletier, CPA, CA, ASC

Corporate Director
Independent Director the Board of Directors of ADF Group Inc., since June 2021.
Chair of the Audit Committee, and member of the Compensation, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Corporation.

Mr. Guy Pelletier is a Corporate Director and a member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec. Mr. Pelletier also serves as a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Audit committee of La Fondation de l’Université de Sherbrooke.

Mr. Pelletier retired from Deloitte in April 2015. where he had an outstanding career at Deloitte spanning 35 years. He joined Touche Ross (a predecessor firm to Deloitte) in 1980 and became a partner in 1990. As a partner in the audit practice, he had the responsibility of delivering high quality audit and related services to a number of clients, both private and public, in many different industries. Over the course of the years, he developed a particular expertise in the manufacturing sector. In addition to being an expert in the field of financial reporting, he also developed expertise in capital markets and regulatory matters. He has also advised many senior executives and company Boards on, amongst others, matters related to corporate governance and audit committee effectiveness. From May 2015 to February 2018, he served as a member of the Board and chair of the audit committee of Napec inc., and was a member of the management committee of Institut des Administrateurs de Sociétés du Québec from 2015 to 2017.
In June 2016, he successfully completed the Directors’ program at Université Laval and obtained the designation of Administrateur de sociétés certifiés (ASC).

Jean Rochette, MBA, ASC

President and Director of Neptune Products Inc.
President and Director of Distribution Assisto Canada Inc
Independent Director of ADF Group Inc.’s Board of Directors, since June 2021.
Independent Board Leader of ADF Group Inc
Member of the Audit Committee and of the Compensation, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Corporation.

Mr. Rochette is the President and Director of Neptune Products Inc. since 2008 and since 2019, President and Director of Distribution Assisto Canada Inc, both companies specializing in the manufacture and marketing of bathroom products.
Since January 2014, he has been a Director of the Sustainable Industries Council, and a Director of the M3 Mortgage Group since 2015.
Since March 31, 2015, Mr. Rochette has been associated with the Quebec Manufacturing Fund II, s.e.c., a $100 million fund in partnership with the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), whose mission is to invest in manufacturing companies and help them in their development. He has also been a lecturer for the College of Corporate Directors at Laval University and the Institute of Management Leadership. Mr. Rochette served as Vice President and General Manager at MAAX Inc. (formerly the Toronto Stock Exchange: MXA) in North America from January 2000 to March 2005. From February 1996 to October 1999, he was President and CEO for Ralston Purina in France. He was a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Compensation Committee of Opsens Inc. (TSXV: OPS) from 2006 to 2010. Between 2016 and 2017 he was a director of the company Strérinova.
Mr. Rochette received a bachelor’s degree in management from Laval University in 1983, holds an MBA from the University of Sherbrooke received in 1992 and graduated from the College of Corporate Directors of Laval University in 2007.

Me Richard Martel

Esquire (Ret.)
Independent director of ADF Group Inc.’s Board of Directors since June 2021.
Member of the Audit Committee and of the Compensation, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Corporation.

Mr. Richard Martel is specialized in administrative law and labor law. Retired from Fasken Martineau since 2017, where is was a senior partner for over 35 years. He was director of the labor law group, member of the firm’s board of directors, member of the executive committee and participated in the expansion of the organization through various interprovincial mergers. As a litigator, he appeared several times before the Supreme Court of Canada. For several years, he has focused on strategic advice and on representing employers in negotiating collective agreements and positioning in labor relations in various sectors, including the metallurgy sector. He participated in the work of the Labor Advisory Committee concerning certain legislative changes in labor law and presented several briefs to parliamentary committees.
Me Martel is a law graduate from McGill University and he was admitted to the Quebec Bar in 1970.

Main Places of Business

ADF Group inc.

300 Rue Henry-Bessemer
Terrebonne, Quebec, Canada J6Y 1T3
Tel.: (450) 965-1911
Toll free: 1 (800) 263-7560

Fabrication Plants

Terrebonne plant

ADF Group Inc.
300, Henry-Bessemer Street
Terrebonne, Quebec J6Y 1T3
Canada
Tel.: (450) 965-1911
Toll free : 1 (800) 263-7560

Great Falls plant

ADF International Inc.
1900, Great Bear Avenue
Great Falls, Montana 59404
United States
Tel.: (406) 315-3781
Toll free : 1 (800) 895-4425

Pompano Beach Office

ADF International inc.
1925, NW 15th St
Pompano Beach, Florida 33069
United States
Tel.: (954) 323-2221
Toll free : 1 (800) 263-7560