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A leader in environmental solutions

Established in 2009, Viridis currently has close to 50 employees working out of five points of service covering Quebec and Eastern Ontario. Going strong and growing ever since, Viridis has recycled close to 2.5 million tonnes of materials, which it has redistributed to more than 800 agricultural businesses. Over the years, in accordance with regulatory requirements, Viridis has developed and implemented a range of recycling solutions for its clients, including agricultural and forestry recycling, composting, biomethanization, mining site restoration, and household waste treatment.

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Green, circular and social economy

Since 2018, Viridis shareholders include 16 cooperatives in the La Coop network. Thanks to that alliance, Viridis and the 11,000 farmers in the La Coop network are working together on strengthening the social economy in Quebec and Ontario. Effectively serving as a conveyor belt between cities, industries and farmers, Viridis is actively involved in consolidating a circular economy in which one entity’s waste become another’s input. By giving back to the Earth the materials extracted from it, Viridis and its partners are contributing to a green economy that closes the carbon loop. Theirs is a quest for a world in tune with the cycles of nature, and a commitment to protecting it for future generations.

OUR MISSION

We recycle waste by reusing it to nourish the soil and vegetation,
thus returning to the earth what it has provided.

OUR VISION

Through the expertise of its dedicated professionals
and its partnership with La Coop, Viridis will :

Maintain its position as Quebec’s leader in recycling waste for agricultural use

Transform waste into value added products and energy

Expand the range of materials it recycles by developing innovative treatment technologies

OUR TEAM

Viridis is committed to a humane and stimulating work environment. It seeks out major challenges for people who thrive on them. The team’s range of expertise gives clients access to the services needed to ensure the success of their undertaking. The team members include project managers, agronomists, engineers, biologists and agricultural technicians.

Board of Directors

Renaud Lapierre

Renaud Lapierre

Renaud Lapierre

President, Viridis environnement and President of the Board

 

Simon Baillargeon

Simon Baillargeon

Simon Baillargeon

Vice-President Business Development, La Coop Fédérée

 

Gilles Blaquière

Gilles Blaquière

Gilles Blaquière

General Manager, La Coop Purdel

 

Michel Brosseau

Michel Brosseau

Michel Brosseau

Special Advisor to Senior Management, La Coop Fédérée

 

Olivier Gagnon

Olivier Gagnon

Olivier Gagnon

Director Retail and Animal Productions Sectors, La Coop Comax

 

André Langlois

André Langlois

André Langlois

General Manager, NOVAGO Coopérative agricole

 

Gervais Laroche

Gervais Laroche

Gervais Laroche

General Manager, La Coop Vivaco

 

Simon Naylor

Simon Naylor

Simon Naylor

Vice-President Administration and Development, Viridis environnement

 

Gaétan Roger

Gaétan Roger

Gaétan Roger

General Manager, La Coop Avantis

 

Michel St-Germain

Michel St-Germain

Michel St-Germain

Vice-President Operations, Viridis environnement

 

Dominique Tremblay

Dominique Tremblay

Dominique Tremblay

Principal Director Agriculture Section, La Coop Nutrinor

 

Gaétan Roger

Gaétan Roger

Gaétan Roger

General Manager, La Coop Avantis

 

Michel St-Germain

Michel St-Germain

Michel St-Germain

Vice-President Operations, Viridis environnement

 

Dominique Tremblay

Dominique Tremblay

Dominique Tremblay

Principal Director Agriculture Section, La Coop Nutrinor

 

Management team

Renaud Lapierre

Renaud Lapierre

Renaud Lapierre

Ing., LL.L
President, Viridis environnement and President of the Board

An engineer with a law degree, Renaud Lapierre started out in Quebec’s public sector, where he served in various capacities, including as assistant deputy minister in the ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources, and as associate secretary general of the Executive Council…. Read more

Simon Naylor

Simon Naylor

Simon Naylor

Agr., M.Sc.
Vice-President Administration and Development, Viridis environnement

An agronomist with a master’s in biology, Simon Naylor has worked in the agricultural and environmental sector for close to 15 years. As a skilled negotiator and manager, he has developed a number of waste recycling projects with municipalities and RCMs, as well as with agri-food …Read more

Michel St-Germain

Michel St-Germain

Michel St-Germain

Dta
 Vice-President Operations, Viridis environnement

A graduate in farm management and technology, Michel St-Germain also owns a field crop production business. He has been involved in the agricultural recycling of fertilizing residual materials his entire working life. He manages a multidisciplinary team of agronomists, biologists, engineers and technicians specializing in fertilization…Read more

Renaud Lapierre

Renaud Lapierre

Renaud Lapierre

Ing., LL.L
President, Viridis environnement and President of the Board

An engineer with a law degree, Renaud Lapierre started out in Quebec’s public sector, where he served in various capacities, including as assistant deputy minister in the ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources, and as associate secretary general of the Executive Council…. Read more

Simon Naylor

Simon Naylor

Simon Naylor

Agr., M.Sc.
Vice-President Administration and Development, Viridis environnement

An agronomist with a master’s in biology, Simon Naylor has worked in the agricultural and environmental sector for close to 15 years. As a skilled negotiator and manager, he has developed a number of waste recycling projects with municipalities and RCMs, as well as with agri-food …Read more

Michel St-Germain

Michel St-Germain

Michel St-Germain

Dta
 Vice-President Operations, Viridis environnement

A graduate in farm management and technology, Michel St-Germain also owns a field crop production business. He has been involved in the agricultural recycling of fertilizing residual materials his entire working life. He manages a multidisciplinary team of agronomists, biologists, engineers and technicians specializing in fertilization…Read more

Joanie Bégin

Joanie Bégin

Joanie Bégin

Dta
Regional Director, Abitibi-Témiscamingue

Coming from a dynamic agricultural environment, Joanie has more than 10 years’ experience as a technical representative and project manager in the agricultural recycling of FRMs. At Viridis, she manages more than 40,000 tonnes of fertilizing…Read more

Julie Belzile

Julie Belzile

Julie Belzile

Agr.
Regional Director, Québec

Julie has more than 10 years’ experience as an agro-environmental advisor and project manager in FRM recycling. With solid field experience in the analysis and diagnosis of production issues, she heads up a team that annually recycles approximately 175,000 tonnes of …Read more

Pascal Desbiens

Pascal Desbiens

Pascal Desbiens

Agr., M.Sc.
Regional Director, Saguenay

Well known throughout his region, Pascal has worked for several years as an agricultural advisor in plant production and agro-environment. At Viridis, he works on the development of the Saguenay territory and heads up a team that annually recycles more than 100,000 tonnes of …Read more

Isabelle Fréchette

Isabelle Fréchette

Isabelle Fréchette

Agr.
Regional Director, Sherbrooke

Isabelle has been working on FRM recycling for more than 15 years. Based on her solid experience in agricultural production and agricultural recycling project management, she now heads up a team that annually provides close to 70,000 tonnes of FRMs to some …Read more

Louis‐Mathieu Gagnon

Louis‐Mathieu Gagnon

Louis‐Mathieu Gagnon

Agr., M.Sc.,
Regional Director, Beloeil

With a background in biology, agronomy and agro-forestry, Louis-Mathieu spent a few years working as an agro-environmental advisor agronomist, and has more than five years’ experience directly related to FRM recycling in agricultural settings…Read more

Sébastien Hue

Sébastien Hue

Sébastien Hue

M.Sc.
Director of Research and Technologies

For more than 20 years, Sébastien has been designing and running projects related to the treatment and recycling of FRMs. At Viridis, he has been applying his expertise to the rehabilitation of degraded sites, the fertilization of forest areas, composting, …Read more

Gilles Lemaire

Gilles Lemaire

Gilles Lemaire

Dta
Director of Strategies, Logistics and Market Development

A graduate of the Institut de technologie agroalimentaire – St-Hyacinthe campus, Gilles has an impressive track record in transportation logistics, market development for aggregates and liming materials, BNQ certification and the operation and optimization of farm machinery…Read more

François Léveillée

François Léveillée

François Léveillé

Director of Development and Marketing, Treatment division

François has extensive experience in representing the agri-food and agriculture sector at the provincial level through the development of partnerships and innovation technology transfer. At Viridis, he is responsible for the development and marketing of an innovative technology…Read more

Richard St‐Amand

Richard St‐Amand

Richard St‐Amand

Controllor

With a background in accounting, administration and computer science, Richard supervises the accounting team, and oversees Viridis’ information technology planning. He takes part in the firm’s financial and administrative decisions, and oversees…Read more

Sophie St‐Louis

Sophie St‐Louis

Sophie St‐Louis

Agr., M.Sc.
Director of Compliance and Process Optimization

Sophie has more than 15 years’ experience in project management and regulatory and professional compliance, 12 of those directly related to FRM management. At Viridis, she provides provincial and federal regulatory oversight to the operations and business development teams, and ensures …Read more

David Vallières

David Vallières

David Vallières

Agr., M.Sc.
M.Sc. Director of Business Development

David has more than 15 years’ experience in the agri-environmental and FRM recycling areas. Thanks to his extensive knowledge of the dynamics of FRM markets, he has developed several innovative projects that have made it possible to divert thousands of tonnes of putrescible materials…Read more

Richard St‐Amand

Richard St‐Amand

Richard St‐Amand

Controllor

With a background in accounting, administration and computer science, Richard supervises the accounting team, and oversees Viridis’ information technology planning. He takes part in the firm’s financial and administrative decisions, and oversees…Read more

Sophie St‐Louis

Sophie St‐Louis

Sophie St‐Louis

Agr., M.Sc.
Director of Compliance and Process Optimization

Sophie has more than 15 years’ experience in project management and regulatory and professional compliance, 12 of those directly related to FRM management. At Viridis, she provides provincial and federal regulatory oversight to the operations and business development teams, and ensures …Read more

David Vallières

David Vallières

David Vallières

Agr., M.Sc.
M.Sc. Director of Business Development

David has more than 15 years’ experience in the agri-environmental and FRM recycling areas. Thanks to his extensive knowledge of the dynamics of FRM markets, he has developed several innovative projects that have made it possible to divert thousands of tonnes of putrescible materials…Read more

Viridis specializes in the management of mineral or organic waste, offering both custom-made and turnkey solutions ranging from the transportation to the recycling of materials, all in accordance with environmental, cost control and agronomic principles.