Executive members

Michael G. Cyr – Chief Executive Officer

Michael Cyr has been instrumental in LOCWELD`s accomplishments for over 20 years. Throughout his career, he has held such positions as Director of Sales & Marketing, VP Sales & Marketing, President, and now, CEO of LOCWELD. Among his attributes, Michael has excellent skills in negotiation, sales, finance and management. As CEO, Michael helps guide the company’s strategic vision and direction. With a keen interest in diversification and growth Michael continues to invest in various opportunities in the steel industry, most recently acquiring Roger Steel in Terrebonne, Quebec. He maintains that leading with transparency and integrity, and putting together a skilled team to surround him, positive results are sure to follow for the company, our employees, our suppliers and our customers. He leads by example, and his values and corporate vision remain at the forefront of LOCWELD`s success today.

Michael holds an Executive MBA from the John Molson School of Business in Montreal.

Pierre Lavoie – President & Chief Financial Officer

Pierre Lavoie has been a key member of LOCWELD’s executive team for the past 7 years. Pierre has a stellar track record with over 34 years of experience in various industries which include manufacturing, distribution, retail and services. Focused on results, Pierre has been strategically stewarding the finance, accounting, administration, human resources and purchasing functions of the company since 2012. Following his dedication and success as Vice-President of Finance, Pierre has been promoted to President of Locweld in 2019. The Locweld team benefits from Pierre’s skills, reliability, strategy and leadership to maintain, guide and grow Locweld’s successful reputation in our evolving market.

Pierre holds a CPA, CA title from the Quebec CPA order.

Terry Gilliland – Chief Operating Officer

Terry Gilliland has been with LOCWELD for over 24 years and was appointed the role of Chief Operations Officer in 2019. Terry’s focus is on streamlining all aspects of each business unit, ensuring the utmost in project efficiencies and targeting subsequent growth.

Over the course of his career, Terry has implemented many IT programs and production frameworks, providing him the opportunity to learn the processes and functioning of all departments within the organization. In 2003, he was promoted to Director of IT and Automation. Reporting directly to the CEO, he focused on making the company more competitive through technological advancement. In 2011, he moved to the role of Executive Vice President of Business Process Management to focus on continuous improvement of key processes with the objective of increasing customer value.

Terry’s main goal is to ensure that LOCWELD, by leveraging technology and continuous improvement, is always in a position to provide the best products in our industry.

Terry holds an Executive MBA from the John Molson School of Business in Montreal.

Maurice Brunet – Executive Vice President – Engineering and Project Management

Maurice Brunet has been with LOCWELD for over 28 years. He has been a pivotal figure throughout our company’s history and was promoted to Executive Vice President of Engineering and Project Management in 2019. Maurice is responsible for all operations relating to engineering and project management. His main functions include maintaining LOCWELD’s high quality standards, to continuously improve our processes, respect delivery commitments and contribute to the organization with a competitive focus.

Maurice has more than 40 years of specialized experience in the design of transmission line structures. During his career, he has worked as an engineering consultant for multiple manufacturing firms for both transmission line towers and bridge structures. In addition, Maurice is a “Certified Welding Engineer” by the Canadian Welding Bureau and was a longtime member of the ASCE 2010 Committee (Standards for transmission line design for North America).

Among Maurice’s achievements, he has developed many products over the years that have been patented in Canada.

He has an acute understanding of LOCWELD’s various operations such as estimation, project management, design, project planning, welding and quality assurance to name a few.

Maurice holds a Bachelors Degree in Applied Science from the University of Sherbrooke (1979).

Deanne Cyr, Vice-President Sales and Marketing

Deanne Cyr has managed successful sales teams for almost 30 years. While owning and operating a well-known retail business for 13 years, Deanne was elected to the CEO Advisory Board, Franchise Advisory Board, and Quebec Operations Committee.

Following the sale of her business Deanne held the position of Sales and Marketing Director in the real estate industry, specializing in large scale luxury real estate developments. Her accomplishments are largely recognized in the construction and design industries, with her leadership contributing to a number of prestigious awards and widespread media coverage.

Deanne attributes her success to her belief in building and maintaining customer relationships. Her expertise includes customer relationship management, marketing and brand building, public relations, and communication.

Deanne holds a BA from McGill University.

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