With more than 30 years of experience as an electrician, foreman and mechanical and electrical superintendent in the forestry and mining sectors, Louis Valade began his business in 2005, when the drop in metal prices forced the closure of several mines.
Its main objective is to create jobs in Abitibi-Témiscamingue. He becomes first associate then owner and president of Meglab.
Its expertise developed in the mining sector and its practical sense inspire the mission of the company. Visionary, he wants to offer new options to customers by combining the strengths of various trades to offer tailored solutions. The objectives that drive this business model are to reduce costs by increasing the security and energy efficiency of operations for customers.
His leadership combines the strengths of each to form an elite team where the complicit atmosphere promotes creativity and achievement of goals.
Involved in the community, Mr. Valade is known for his desire to help. He contributes to many causes and organizations that are important to him.
Mr. Valade still shares his passion for the profession and continues his commitment to the community.
Kim Valade is involved at several levels within the company. She leads the sales department and strives to promote Meglab’s creative solutions and develop exceptional customer experiences. Her leadership and natural talent for public relations contribute greatly to market development.
Ms. Valade also oversees internal process standardization activities. In the context of a thriving business where increasing sales and adding new staff are challenges, Ms. Valade uses her passion for entrepreneurship to continually innovate toward better business practices.
Always on the lookout for trends in the industry, this woman of action does not hesitate to challenge the members of her team to get them to excel. And every day, she shares with pride the know-how acquired by the company.
Vice-president Electronic, Communication and Research and Development
Sylvain Viger joined Meglab in 2001 as an electronics technician. With more than 35 years of experience in electronics and RF communications, he quickly became the leader of this department.
Senior developer of electronic technologies, he works on research and development (R & D) projects that contribute to the evolution of the industry towards the mine of the future.
His leadership leads his team to surpass the standards by developing innovative products and services known for their robustness and ingenuity. Mr. Viger focuses on quality and efficiency, which contributes to the success of the company.
Dominic Valade, MBA, CRHA
Vice-president Administration and Finance
Dominic Valade first became involved with Meglab in 2006 as a human resources consultant. He joined the team in 2012 to lead all administrative activities.
Over the years, he has participated in the implementation of the company’s expansion strategy. Together with the management team, he oversees the optimization of resource management, plans and directs the development of operations.
Gathering, Mr. Valade creates synergy between the different departments and strengthens the business links that unite the partners. His leadership contributes to the sustainability of the company.
Mr. Valade holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources from the University of Quebec in Abitibi-Témiscamingue and an MBA from the Université du Québec à Montréal.
Vice president Engineering and Services
Éric holds the position of Vice-President of Service and Engineering at Meglab, a company mainly dedicated to the Electrical Mining service which employs more than 250 people in Quebec, Ontario and Mexico.
A graduate of the Institut Teccart in Industrial Electronics, he has more than 20 years of experience in the industrial field (mining and wood processing). He was thus able to participate in several project start-ups for Norbord, Agnico Eagle (Goldex, Meadowbank and Pinos Altos mines) as well as for Newmont (Eleonore and Borden mines). He joined the Meglab team after having participated for more than 3 years in a project bringing together the most advanced technologies in the mining world and proud of a record of more than 30,000 hours without accident for his team.