Executive Team

Remi G. Lalonde
President and Chief Executive Officer

Sylvain A. Girard
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Lori Kilgour
Senior Vice President, Process Improvement and Chief Information Officer

John Lafave
Senior Vice President, Pulp and Paper Sales and Marketing

Stephanie Leclaire
Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Chief Legal Officer

Patrice Minguez
President, Tissue Group

Daniel Ouellet
Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Hugues Simon
President, Wood Products

Richard Tremblay
Senior Vice President, Pulp and Paper Operations


photo of Remi LalondeRemi G. Lalonde

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Lalonde was appointed president and chief executive officer and a member of the company’s board on March 1, 2021. 

Mr. Lalonde has been with the company since 2009. He previously served as senior vice president and chief financial officer from November 2018 to March 1, 2021, after being vice president for strategy, M&A, business development and procurement from May 2018 to November 2018. He was general manager of Resolute’s pulp and paper mill in Thunder Bay (Ontario) from February 2016 to May 2018. Before taking a leadership role in operations, Mr. Lalonde was treasurer and vice president for investor relations from November 2014 to February 2016, and vice president for investor relations from September 2011 to November 2014. He initially joined the company in 2009 as senior legal counsel (securities) following six years at the law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York. 

Mr. Lalonde graduated with a bachelor of laws from the University of Ottawa in 2003 and a bachelor of applied sciences in civil engineering from the University of Ottawa in 1999. He is admitted to practice law in New York and Ontario. Mr. Lalonde currently serves as a board member of the American Forest & Paper Association, and he is vice chairman of the board of the Forest Products Association of Canada and chairman of its audit committee. He is also on the board of the Binational Softwood Lumber Council and the Canadian Lumber Trade Association.


photo of Sylvain GirardSylvain A. Girard

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Girard previously served as special advisor to Remi G. Lalonde from February 15, 2021 to March 1, 2021. Prior to joining Resolute, he served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. from 2016 to 2020. Previously, he held senior executive positions in finance with SNC-Lavalin, following 22 years with General Electric Company (GE). He held a number of positions at GE, including 14 years as chief financial officer in the financial and healthcare sectors of GE in Europe.


photo of Lori KilgourLori Kilgour

Senior Vice President, Process Improvement and Chief Information Officer

Ms. Kilgour previously served as vice president, information technology, from July 2017 to May 2019, as vice president and program director from July 2015 to July 2017, and as vice president, operational excellence, engineering and energy, from January 2013 to July 2015. Prior to joining Resolute in 2013, she worked at Tembec, Verso Corporation/International Paper and Catalyst.


photo of John LafaveJohn Lafave

Senior Vice President, Pulp and Paper Sales and Marketing

Mr. Lafave previously served as vice president, sales, national accounts – paper sales, vice president, sales, national accounts – newsprint, vice president, sales, national accounts – commercial printers, and executive sales representative from 2003 to 2009. Prior to joining Resolute, he held progressive positions in sales with UPM-Kymmene and Repap Enterprises.


photo of Stephanie LeclaireStephanie Leclaire

Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Chief Legal Officer

Ms. Leclaire previously served as vice president, legal affairs, from September 2008 to December 2021, and as managing counsel, overseeing the legal department from June 2007 to September 2008. Prior to joining Resolute as legal counsel in 2001, Ms. Leclaire was in private practice for five years at the law firms of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in New York and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in Paris. She is admitted to practice law in New York and Quebec.


photo of Patrice MinguezPatrice Minguez

President, Tissue Group

Prior to joining Resolute in July 2017, Mr. Minguez was founder and former president of Cellynne Holdings, Inc., a tissue business, from January 1989 to August 2012. From February 1987 to January 1989, Mr. Minguez headed Société Antillaise de Service SARL, a distribution company he founded, specializing in janitorial supplies and proprietary systems.


photo of Daniel OuelletDaniel Ouellet

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Mr. Ouellet previously served as vice president, human resources, for Resolute’s Canadian and U.S. operations from January 2016 to May 2018, and as vice president, human resources, for its Canadian operations from November 2013 to January 2016. He held a range of other human resources positions since joining Resolute in September 2000, and also acquired operational experience leading the company’s sawmill operations in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec. Prior to joining Resolute, Mr. Ouellet worked with Alliance Forest Products, Alcan and a regional trade union.


photo of Hugues SimonHugues Simon

President, Wood Products

Mr. Simon previously served as a special advisor to the senior vice president and chief financial officer from January 4, 2021, to March 1, 2021. Prior to joining Resolute, he was president of BarretteWood Inc. from July 2016 to November 2020, and served as vice president, sales and procurement, for BarretteWood from August 2012 to July 2016. He also served as vice president, sales and marketing and value-added operations – wood products, for Resolute and held a range of other positions with Resolute and its predecessor companies from 1999 to 2012.


photo of Richard TremblayRichard Tremblay

Senior Vice President, Pulp and Paper Operations

Mr. Tremblay previously served as senior vice president, pulp and paper group, from June 2015 to February 2018, and as senior vice president, pulp and paper operations, from February 2014 to May 2015. He served as interim senior vice president, pulp and paper operations, from November 2013 to January 2014, and as vice president, pulp and paper operations, from June 2011 to October 2013. Prior to joining Resolute in June 2011, he served as general manager of several mills at Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation between 2002 and 2011.