April 28, 2015
CelluForce Names New CEO
Acting president René Goguen transitions leadership to Sebastien Corbeil

Montréal, Québec – April 27, 2015 – CelluForce Inc., the world leader in the commercial development of NanoCrystalline Cellulose (CelluForce NCC™), announced today the appointment of Sebastien Corbeil as chief executive officer, effective immediately. Acting president René Goguen returns to his position as vice president, manufacturing.

Mr. Corbeil has extensive international business experience spanning more than 20 years in a wide range of sectors including oil and gas, microelectronics, and food and beverage. Most recently, he was vice president for EnGlobe Corp, a global leader in soil, materials and environmental engineering. His list of achievements include successful implementation of turnaround plans to improve quality of service, customer satisfaction and profitability, important acquisitions and integrations, as well as delivering complex technology projects on time and under budget. Prior to that, he was with global energy player GDF SUEZ, where he led business development efforts throughout eastern and western Europe and northern Africa. He was responsible for managing water, waste and bioenergy. Mr. Corbeil also holds several patents from his time working on important R&D initiatives with Air Liquide in Chicago, USA.

Mr. Corbeil has a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in chemical engineering from McGill University, as well as a Master’s in Business Administration from DePaul University in Chicago.

Quick Facts
  • CelluForce manufactures NCC in the world’s first demonstration plant of its kind, located in Windsor, Québec. Its shareholders are Domtar Inc., FPInnovations and Schlumberger Canada Ltd.
  • In February, Sustainable Development Technology Canada announced that it will contribute $4 million to optimize the extraction process of NCC from dry wood pulp and develop applications for its use in the oil and gas sector. In March, Schlumberger, the world’s leading supplier of technology, integrated project management and information solutions for the global oil and gas industry, invested in CelluForce and signed a strategic alliance with the company to explore the potential of NCC’s use in oil and gas well production.
  • NCC is a recyclable, nontoxic, and renewable nanomaterial extracted extracted from forest biomass and has unique properties that offer a wide range of potential applications. Measured in units as small as nanometres, these tiny structures have strength properties comparable to steel and will have uses in a variety of industrial sectors.

Quotes
"Sebastien has proven strategic and leadership skills in a global business and a strong record of value creation. I’m very confident that the combination of his strategic vision, the outstanding employees of CelluForce and the great potential of NanoCrystalline Cellulose, a high-value nanomaterial used to manufacture uniquely enhanced industrial products, will ensure that the company's best days of performance are yet to come."
- Yves Nadon, Chairman of the Board, CelluForce and Chief Financial Officer, FPInnovations

Associated Links
  • Major Oil and Gas Player Schlumberger Joins CelluForce: http://ow.ly/M2Krn
  • SDTC Funds Development of Oil and Gas Applications from Forest Biomass: http://ow.ly/M2KAx

About CelluForce
CelluForce Inc. is the world leader in the commercial development of Cellulose Nanocrystals (CNC), also referred to as NanoCrystalline Cellulose (CelluForce NCC™). Its shareholders are Domtar Inc., FPInnovations and Schlumberger Canada Ltd. CelluForce manufactures NCC/CNC in the world’s first demonstration plant of its kind, located in Windsor, Québec, develops new applications for NCC/CNC, markets and sells it. The company’s head office is in Montreal. www.celluforce.com.

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Contact:
Terry Knee
Acting director of communications, CelluForce
Director of communications, FPInnovations
514-442-1598
terry.knee@fpinnovations.ca


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March 25, 2015
Major International Investor Joins CelluForce
 
 
February 17, 2015
SDTC Funds Development of Oil and Gas Applications from Forest Biomass
 
 
June 10, 2014
 ''We are proud and honored to have Dr. Richard Berry, CelluForce’s Chief Technology Officer, this year’s recipient of the prestigious TAPPI International Nanotechnology Technical award, on our team. It is a well-deserved honor for Dr. Berry. His initiatives and hard work over the last four years have helped CelluForce progress towards becoming a world leader in the commercialization and manufacturing of cellulose nanocrystals (CNC)'' said Jean Moreau, CelluForce CEO.

http://www.pulpandpapercanada.com/news/richard-berry-receives-nanotechnology-award/1003083687/s4w4M6v6p4wW24yyp5vs24M2vx/?ref=enews_PP&utm_source=PP&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=PP-EN05282014#.U4Xx4UuNhtQ.email
 
 
November 01, 2013
CelluForce finalist in prestigious Global Cleantech Cluster Association 2013 Awards
 
 
October 15, 2012
CelluForce to participate at two upcoming industry conferences
 
 
September 17, 2012
Clean50 Award
 CelluForce’s Dr. Richard Berry, Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, named to Canada’s Clean50

Award recognizes Dr. Berry’s leadership in sustainable development and clean capitalism

 

 

Montreal, September 17, 2012 – CelluForce, the world leader in the commercial development of NanoCrystalline Cellulose (NCC), also referred to as Cellulose Nanocrystals (CNC), is proud to announce that its Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Richard Berry, has been selected as one of Canada’s Clean50 honourees. This award, now in its second year, recognizes the most outstanding leaders in sustainable development and clean capitalism in Canada.

 

Dr. Berry was recognized in the category of Research & Development for his contribution to the development of NCC/CNC, a high-value nanomaterial that can improve the performance of existing products and enable the development of new ones. NCC/CNC can be economically extracted from wood fiber and improves the strength, durability and toughness of products. It can reduce damage caused by wear, abrasion and light, and has antioxidant properties. Abundant, natural, renewable, recyclable, compostable and biodegradable, NCC/CNC is expected to become a major contributor to the green economy in numerous industrial sectors in the coming decades.  

‘’It is an honour to receive this recognition for work that has been done by remarkable teams at FPInnovations, Domtar and now CelluForce,” said Dr. Berry.  “Being selected by Canada’s Clean50 is a well-deserved honour for Dr. Berry, and we congratulate him on this achievement,” said Jean Moreau, CEO, CelluForce. “Dr. Berry’s initiatives over the past four years have helped to convince industrial and government stakeholders of the huge industrial potential of NCC/CNC, enabling Canada to bring NCC/CNC research from university and industry laboratories into an industrial and commercial reality. This has strengthened Québec and Canada’s position as world leaders in innovation in the forestry industry. We are honored to have Dr. Berry on our team.”

“These exceptional Clean50 honourees have not only succeeded in identifying opportunities for innovation and improvements, they have actually delivered them, in many instances giving their organizations strategic advantages over their competitors, while also delivering a net benefit for the planet,” said Gavin Pitchford, Chief Talent Officer, Delta Management Group, and Founder of Canada’s Clean50 Awards. “Add up the accomplishments of the Clean50—the individuals and organizations they represent—and you see a massive investment in a better way of doing business. All Canadians will reap the benefits.”

 

Over 500 nominations were received, and the results of the national search will be published in a special supplement by Corporate Knights.

 

Media are invited to attend the Clean50 Summit (day) or awards ceremony (evening) on Wednesday, September 19, 2012.

 

 

About CelluForce Inc.

 

CelluForce Inc. is the world leader in the commercial development of NanoCrystalline Cellulose (NCC), also referred to as Cellulose Nanocrystals (CNC).  The company is a joint venture of Domtar Corporation and FPInnovations. CelluForce manufactures NCC/CNC in the world’s first demonstration plant of its kind, located in Windsor, Québec, develops new applications for NCC/CNC, markets and sells it. The company currently has a workforce of 40 employees and its head office is in Montreal.  www.celluforce.com

 

About Clean50 and Delta Management Group

Canada’s 2013 Clean50 recognizes individuals or small teams who have made the greatest impact on Canada’s long-term sustainability and have contributed to clean business in Canada. Honourees are selected by Delta Management Group and an external advisory team. Founded in 1992, Delta Management Group is a Toronto-based boutique search firm that connects Canada’s best corporate sustainability leaders, advocates, stewards and clean-tech professionals with leading organizations.

 

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Media Contact:

 

CelluForce

Elpi Klapas

514.871.4793

eklapas@webershandwick.com

 

 

Delta Management Group / Clean50 Contact

Gavin Pitchford

Chief Talent Officer

416.925.2005 x 2300

gpitchford@deltamanagement.com



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July 04, 2012
CelluForce and FPInnovations welcome 16 year old SBCC award recipient, Janelle Tam, in Montreal and Windsor
 
 
June 04, 2012
CelluForce to participate at TAPPI 2012 Nanotechnology Conference in Montreal
 MONTREAL, June 4, 2012 - CelluForce, the world leader in the commercial development of NanoCrystalline Cellulose (NCC), is participating in the 2012 TAPPI Nanotechnology Conference in Montreal  held June 4-7, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency in Montreal, Québec.  Jean Moreau, President and Chief Executive Officer of Celluforce, as well as René Goguen, Vice President Manufacturing, will present topics on innovation and environmental health and safety practices.


TAPPI is the leading association for the worldwide pulp, paper, packaging, and converting industries.
The 2012 TAPPI International Conference in Montreal presents Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials, showcasing the newest research, applications, and commercial development issues.

 

What:                   From Innovations to Market: Our Business Model

Who:                    Jean Moreau, President and CEO, CelluForce

When:                  Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 8:30 a.m.

Where:                Hyatt Regency Montreal, 1255 Rue Jeanne-Mance, Montreal, QC H5B 1E5

 

 

What:                   Environmental Health and Safety Practices for Safe
                                Production of NanoCrystalline Cellulose

Who:                    René Goguen, Vice President Manufacturing, CelluForce

When:                  Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.

Where:                Hyatt Regency Montreal, 1255 Rue Jeanne-Mance, Montreal, QC H5B 1E5

 

 

 

For media inquiries or to arrange an interview with CelluForce please contact:

Elpi Klapas
eklapas@webershandwick.com
+1.514.871.4793

 

About CelluForce Inc.

CelluForce Inc. is the world leader in the commercial development of NanoCrystalline Cellulose (NCC). The company is a joint venture of Domtar Corporation and FPInnovations. CelluForce manufactures NCC in the world’s first demonstration plant of its kind, located in Windsor, Québec, develops new applications for NCC, markets and sells it. The company currently has a workforce of 30 employees and its head office is in Montreal.  www.celluforce.com
 
 
May 23, 2012
CelluForce Honoured With Celebrate Partnerships! Award
 
 
 
 
 
 
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