Mr. Mario Plourde is President and Chief Executive Officer of Cascades Inc., which manufactures, converts and markets packaging and tissue products, since 2013. He was appointed as Chief Operating Officer of Cascades Inc. in 2011. Over the years, he occupied different positions, including Plant Manager and General Manager in the plastics sector, Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, and later President, of Cascades Specialty Products Group, in Canada and in the United States. Mr. Plourde sits on the Board of Directors of the Fondation Centre de cancérologie Charles-Bruneau, a foundation for pediatric cancer research. He also plays a key role in other organizations, associations and social efforts. He is a multiple recipient of the Prix du Bâtisseur award at the Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau as well as the Prix du Pionnier.