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The Board of Directors is made up of 10 members from the senior management of Viridis environnement and representatives of shareholder cooperatives that are members of Sollio Groupe Coopératif.

Renaud Lapierre, Eng. LL.L : CEO, Viridis environnement
Renaud Lapierre, Eng. LL.L
CEO, Viridis environnement
CEO, Viridis environnement
Renaud Lapierre is an engineer with a law degree. He initially worked in Quebec’s public sector, where he held several positions, notably as Assistant Deputy Minister in the ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources, during which time, among other things, he coordinated the preparation of the Livre blanc sur la politique énergétique québécoise. He then worked as a development and marketing advisor for technology and manufacturing companies before co-founding, together with an associate, his own consulting firm, through which he negotiated more than a hundred sales, merger, acquisition and financing transactions. For the past 30 years, he has been lending his keen business sense to promote several companies which he has served as principal manager and shareholder. These include Congébec, Pelliko, Domaine des Marguerites in Charlevoix, Services Environnementaux Richelieu and Viridis Environnement. He has also served on the boards of directors of organizations involved in a range of areas, including finance, youth and the arts.
Simon Baillargeon, agr. : Vice-President, Business Development, Sollio Agriculture
Simon Baillargeon, agr.
Vice-President, Business Development, Sollio Agriculture
Vice-President, Business Development, Sollio Agriculture
Dany Côté, agr. : Managing Director, La Coop Novago
Dany Côté, agr.
Managing Director, La Coop Novago
Managing Director, La Coop Novago
Vincent Couture, agr. : Director of crop production, La Coop Comax
Vincent Couture, agr.
Director of Crop Production, La Coop Comax
Director of crop production, La Coop Comax
Yves Girard, agr. : Chief Executive Officer, Nutrinor Coopérative
Yves Girard, agr.
Chief Executive Officer, Nutrinor Coopérative
Chief Executive Officer, Nutrinor Coopérative
Gervais Laroche, CPA, CMA. : Managing Director, Vivaco Groupe Coopératif
Gervais Laroche, CPA, CMA.
Managing Director, Vivaco Groupe Coopératif
Managing Director, Vivaco Groupe Coopératif
Simon Naylor, agr., M.SC : Vice-President, Treatment and Processing, Viridis environnement
Simon Naylor, agr., M.SC
Vice-President, Treatment and Processing, Viridis environnement
Vice-President, Treatment and Processing, Viridis environnement
Simon Naylor is an agronomist with a Master of Science in biology, who has been working in the areas of agriculture and the environment for more than 20 years. His entrepreneurial spirit soon led him to acquire his own horticultural business, which he later sold to younger operators. He has applied his negotiating and management skills to the development of numerous waste recycling projects. A strong communicator, he is regularly called upon to serve as a presenter, panelist or facilitator at conferences on the environment. He is currently serving on the boards of directors of Conseil des entreprises en technologies environnementales du Québec (CETEQ) and Réseau Environnement, where he was elected Vice-President for the waste and recyling sector. He also served on the board of Écotech Québec, a business cluster for the development of green technologies. Committed to passing on his knowledge, he mentors entrepreneurs for 2 degrés, an incubator for businesses in the environmental and clean energy sectors, and for Cycle Momentum, an accelerator and innovation platform.
Olivier Pastor, CPA, CGA. : Managing Director, La Coop Purdel
Olivier Pastor, CPA, CGA.
Managing Director, La Coop Purdel
Managing Director, La Coop Purdel
Gaétan Roger, agr. : Special Advisor to the Branch, Avantis Coopérative
Gaétan Roger, agr.
Special Advisor to the Branch, Avantis Coopérative
Special Advisor to the Branch, Avantis Coopérative
Michel St-Germain, dta : Vice-President, Development and Agriculture, Viridis environment
Michel St-Germain, dta
Vice-President, Development and Agriculture, Viridis environment
Vice-President, Development and Agriculture, Viridis environment
Michel St-Germain has a diploma in farm management and operation, and is the owner of Ferme St-Germain et fils, a business specializing in the production of field crops, located in Centre-du-Québec. He has been involved in the agricultural recycling of fertilizing residual materials (FRMs) since the start of his professional career 20 years ago. Over the years, he has hired and trained dozens of professionals in the specific features of that sector. As a growth agent at Viridis Environnement, along with his associates, he has taken part in the acquisitions of several competing FRM recycling firms. He currently leads a multi-disciplinary team of agronomists, biologists, engineers and technicians specializing in fertilization, agri-environment and project management. His team annually recycles close to 700,000 metric tonnes of various residual materials, and files close to 500 project notices and applications for ministerial approvals with Quebec’s ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques. He is also involved in various environmental projects such as the Viridis Green Fund, which supports sustainable development initiatives.