General information

Headquarters

ADF GROUP INC.
300 Henry-Bessemer
Terrebonne, Quebec Canada J6Y 1T3
Tel.: (450) 965-1911
Toll free : 1-800-263-7560
Email : infos@adfgroup.com

Fabrication plants

TERREBONNE, Quebec, Canada
Tel.: (450) 965-1911
Toll free : 1-800-263-7560
Fax : (450) 965-7034
GREAT FALLS, Montana, U.S.A.
Tel.: (406) 315-3781
Toll free : 1-800-895-4425
Fax : (450) 965-7034
Miami, Florida, U.S.A.
Tel.: (954) 340-8854
Fax: (954) 340-8856

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Board of directors

Jean-PaschiniJean Paschini
Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Jean Paschini is one of the three children of the founder of the family business Au Dragon Forgé Inc. created in 1956. He is an executive officer and one of the principal shareholders of ADF Group Inc. since its constitution in 1979.

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Mr. Jean Paschini has over 35 years of experience in the steel industry. He graduated as an industrial draftman and completed a management training course. He is a member of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) and American Welding Society (AWS). He is also a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD).

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Pierre-PaschiniPierre Paschini, P. Eng.
President and Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Pierre Paschini is one of the three children of the founder of the family business Au Dragon Forgé Inc. created in 1956. He is an executive officer and one of the principal shareholders of ADF Group Inc. since its constitution in 1979.

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Pierre Paschini received his Bachelor degree in Engineering from Concordia University. He has over 35 years of experience in the steel industry. Mr. Paschini is a member of the Quebec Order of Engineers since 1980 and the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers since 1993. He is also a member of the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB), American Welding Society (AWS) and American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC).

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Marise-PaschiniMarise Paschini
Executive Vice-President, Treasurer and Corporate Secretary

Mme Marise Paschini is one of the three children of the founder of the family business Au Dragon Forgé Inc. created in 1956. She is an executive officer and one of the principal shareholders of ADF Group Inc. since its constitution in 1979. Ms Paschini has been with the Corporation since 1973.

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antonio-metiAntonio P. (Tony) Meti
Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors and Independent Leader of the Board of ADF Group Inc.
President, Service conseil GNDP Inc.

Mr. Tony Meti is an independent Director of the Corporation since 2008 and was appointed Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors and Independent Board Leader of ADF Group Inc. in 2013.

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He is also a member of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Meti has been a manager and consultant in the field of finance for over 30 years. He held executive and top management positions at the National Bank of Canada for 21 years. Mr. Meti currently preside G.D.N.P. Consulting Services Inc., a financial and commercial transactions consulting firm. Mr. Meti is also a member of the Board of Directors of Saputo Inc. Mr. Antonio P. Meti graduated with honours (“Magna Cum Laude”) from the Concordia University in 1979 where he received his Bachelor of Commerce, as well as the “Fellow” degree from the Institute of Canadian Banker’s Association. He completed the Executive Program from the University of Michigan, School of Business (1989) and the Advanced Management Program from Harvard University, School of Business in 2004.

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marc-belcourtMarc L. Belcourt, Eng. (ret.)
Consultant, Construction

Mr. Marc L. Belcourt is an independent Director of ADF Group Inc. since June 2000. He is also a member of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Corporation.

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Mr. Marc L. Belcourt is a consultant for construction companies. Before being a consultant, Mr. Belcourt worked for over 30 years as a specialized construction contractor in structural steel as shareholder, director and secretary-treasurer. He has extensive knowledge in the industry. He received his Bachelor Degree in Applied Science (Civil Engineering) from Laval University.

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Michèle DesjardinsMs. Michèle Desjardins, MBA, C. Adm., IAS.A
Chair of the Compensation, Nominating and Corporate Governance
Senior Partner, Lansberg Gersick & Associates, LLC
President and Founder, Koby Consulting

Ms Desjardins is an independent director of the Board of Directors of ADF Group Inc., since May 1, 2015. She is the Chair of the Compensation, Nominating and Corporate Governance and a member of the Audit Committee. Ms Desjardins is a Senior Partner at, Lansberg Gersick & Associates, LLC, and is the president and founder of Koby Consulting, two family business management consulting services firms.

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Ms Desjardins has extensive international consulting and management experience, particularly in organizational development, governance structures and management evaluation and coaching. She is a Certified Management Consultant and a member of the Ordre des administrateurs agréés du Québec. She is a Certified Corporate Director, specialized in public and private family businesses. Ms Desjardins is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (a Quebec government Corporation holding and managing large stakes in various public companies).Ms Desjardins has a Bachelor of Applied Science, with an option in Forest Engineering, and a Master of Business Administration from the Université Laval.

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Frank Di TomasoMr. Frank Di Tomaso, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D
Chair of the Audit Committee
Corporate Director

Mr. Di Tomaso is an independent director of the Board of Directions of ADF Group Inc., since May 1, 2015. He is the chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Di Tomaso is a Corporate Director since 2013 and a member of the Boards of Directors of Les  Ressources Yorbeau Inc., Intertape Polymer Group Inc. and Groupe Birks Inc.

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Mr. Di Tomaso has extensive experience in management and specializes in finance, accounting and certification in various activity sectors. He is a member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec since 1972 and a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors since 2009. Between 1981 and 2013, he was successively a partner and advisory partner at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton where he also acted as the Managing Partner Audit – Public companies.

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robert-pareRobert Paré
Senior Partner, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin, LLP

Mr. Robert Paré is a non-independent Director of ADF Group Inc. since December 2009. He is member of the Board of Directors and member of the Compensation, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of ADF Group Inc.

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He is the Senior Partner of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin, where he has worked since 1977. He is a member of the firm’s Board of Directors and Chairman of the Governance and Human Resources Committee. Mr. Pare is recognized as one of Canada’s most eminent lawyers in business law.  He practises in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, financial markets and corporate governance. Mr. Paré received his degree in business law from Laval University. He is member of the Québec Bar. Mr. Paré is also a member of the Board of Directors of Groupe BMTC Inc. and member of the Board of Directors of Rona Inc.