Sylvain Messier is the Corporate Project and Controls Manager at EACOM and has been working in the forest products industry since he was 16 years old. His first job was in a hardwood mill in Drummondville, Que., and he has remained in the field ever since. In 2005 he graduated from CEGEP Ste-Foy with a wood processing degree and worked with Comact in optimizing start-ups worldwide and also ran a consulting business. Recognizing the unique growth opportunities with EACOM’s seasoned management team, he joined EACOM in November 2015 in the project and optimization team as a process and optimization specialist.
Building on his success, Sylvain was promoted to corporate project and controls manager in November 2017 and he took on the responsibility for all capital and improvement projects for the company. Sylvain now manages a team of 12 while pursuing a business management degree at Montreal’s HEC School of Business. Last year he was named one of Canadian Forest Industries’ Top 10 under 40 winners.