The DE LA FONTAINE team is made up of qualified employees and experienced leaders whose technical and managerial skills are perfectly balanced. A management system worthy of a large corporation optimizes our human capital to achieve the twin objectives of flexibility and quality.
Robert de la FontainePresident
With a degree in finance from the Université de Sherbrooke, Robert de La Fontaine occupied several key roles within the family business before succeeding his father as President in 1982. Both a visionary and a leader, he has implemented several modern management practices, such as lean manufacturing. While overseeing the day-to-day management of the business and its strategic direction, he remains closely involved with our clients and our products’ markets.
Gabriel de La FontaineGeneral Manager
With an academic background that combines mechanical engineering and business administration, Gabriel de La Fontaine is an expert in productivity, operational efficiency and cost control. Since his appointment to his role in 2012, he has supervised and managed all departments of the company with one goal in mind: total quality. His analytical skills and decisive attitude are powerful assets in the management of the company’s operations
Ghyslain DuboisTechnical Director
With a degree in mechanical engineering, Ghyslain Dubois directs the activities and operations of a multi-disciplinary team composed of specialists in sheet metal shaping, mechanical designers and engineers. His experience and mastery of concepts allow him to work with both internal and external clients in order to deliver on their technical needs. He participates directly in the conceptualization, design and development of manufacturing methods and products that distinguish DE LA FONTAINE.
Stéphane RicherDirector, Sales and Marketing
With a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, Stéphane Richer has over 25 years of experience in product management, manufacturing planning and logistics management, from his time with leading-edge companies including Bombardier (recreational products) and Héroux-Devtek (landing gear). A strategic and multi-talented leader, he manages business development, market delivery and brand marketing for DE LA FONTAINE in Canada and around the world.
Luc TherrienPlant Manager
With a Bachelor of Applied Science, Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ottawa, Luc has over twenty years’ experience in operations management, supply management, and production. Before joining DE LA FONTAINE, he held similar roles at BRP, Bombardier Transportation, Spectra Premium, Pratt & Whitney, and General Motors of Canada. He manages operations at the head office factory in Sherbrooke as well as the Woburn factory, with a view to optimizing production, improving delivery times, and manufacturing products that meet the highest quality standards.
André MaroisChief Financial Officer, M.Sc. Finance, CPA, CGA
With a Bachelor of Business Administration, Management Concentration, André also holds a Master’s in Finance from the Université de Sherbrooke as well as CPA and CGA professional accounting designations. Responsible for finance, accounting and procurement at DE LA FONTAINE, he manages the company’s financial strategy and investment planning in order to support the company’s activities and ensure effective growth.