Montréal, Canada, July 12, 2019 – The Enerkem Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Dominique Boies as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Boies joined the company in January 2017 as Executive Vice-President and CFO. In January 2018, upon the retirement of Enerkem CEO and co-founder, Vincent Chornet, for health reasons, Mr. Boies was named acting CEO, while maintaining his role as CFO. Mr. Chornet died on June 26 following a long and courageous battle against his illness.
Mr. Boies has over 20 years of experience in corporate strategy, operations and financing. Prior to joining Enerkem, he served as Executive Vice-President and CFO at RONA, and among other accomplishments led the company’s turnaround as well as the $3.2 billion transaction that resulted in the acquisition of RONA by Lowe’s. Prior to this, Mr. Boies held various senior executive positions at RBC Royal Bank and at the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. Mr. Boies holds a master’s degree in finance from Université du Québec à Montreal (UQAM).
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The Board of Directors also announces the return of Joshua Ruch as Chair of the Board. Mr. Ruch, who had served in this position since 2011, had relinquished this position 6 months ago to Vincent Chornet. During this period, he held the post of Board Vice-Chair.
“The appointment of Dominique Boies sends a clear signal of continuity at Enerkem,” Mr. Ruch commented. “Since his arrival, he has played a key role in planning and executing on the Company’s strategy, closing various rounds of financing and advancing our activities with strategic partners. During his time as acting CEO, Dominique showed great leadership in advancing the Company and further establishing our position as the cutting-edge technology leader in the waste to biofuels and renewable chemicals arena.”
Enerkem produces advanced biofuels and renewable chemicals from waste. Its disruptive proprietary technology converts non-recyclable, non-compostable municipal solid waste into methanol, ethanol and other widely-used chemicals. Headquartered in Montréal, Québec, Canada, Enerkem operates a full-scale commercial facility in Alberta as well as an innovation centre in Québec. Enerkem’s facilities are built as prefabricated systems based on the company’s modular manufacturing infrastructure that can be deployed globally. Enerkem’s technology is a prime example of how a true circular economy can be achieved by diversifying the energy mix and by making everyday products greener while offering a smart, sustainable alternative to landfilling and incineration.