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David Cataford, ing. - Minerai de fer Québec

David Cataford, ing.

David has a bachelor’s degree in mining engineering from Laval University and has held several senior management positions in major mining companies in Quebec. His vast knowledge of Quebec iron ore and issues related to mining activities in the Labrador Trough led him to manage operations at Quebec Iron Ore.

François Lafrenière - Minerai de fer Québec

François Lafrenière
VP of Sustainable Production

François Lafrenière was appointed Vice-President of Sustainable Production at Minerai de fer Québec in 2018, a role in which he is responsible for ensuring the implementation of sustainable development principles within the company. For the previous fifteen years, Mr. Lafrenière held a variety of senior management positions in project management, R&D and environment at consulting firms and in the mining industry. Today, his passion for sustainable development inspires him to develop innovative, socially and environmentally responsible approaches to mining production. Mr. Lafrenière studied in the Bachelor of Geology program at Université du Québec à Montréal and holds both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in environmental geography from Université de Montréal.

Alexandre Belleau, ing. - Minerai de fer Québec

Alexandre Belleau, ing.
Chief Operating Officer

M. Belleau joined the team in 2016, right at the beginning of the QIO adventure. With his career as entrepreneur in various lines of business, Alexandre’s versatility allowed him to successfully head the restart of Bloom Lake. M. Belleau is closely involved in many aspects of the company where logistics, operations, human resources and financing, among others, all benefit from his expertise in business development and project management.

M. Belleau holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from the Université de Sherbrooke and is an executive member of the Quebec Mining Association.