Chief Executive Officer & President
Steve is a coach and mentor for all CMP employees. After joining the firm in 1981, he focused on manufacturing and sales for the growing company. With the rest of his team, he successfully guided CMP from being a mid-sized firm to one of Canada's largest manufacturing companies, emerging from the recent market downturn to achieve revenues this year of over $100 million.
Steve now focuses his efforts as a tool of knowledge for his directors and senior staff. His more general duties involve overseeing the long-term strategy of CMP and identifying new market thrusts and technology innovations, as well as customer care. He also liaises with the CMP board of advisors.
Steve lives in Chateauguay with his wife and two school-aged children. With a background in geology, Steve is an avid environmentalist, driving a hybrid car and enjoying many outdoor activities. He is also involved in his community, including the school board commission and coaching.
Vice President of Human Resources
With 25 years of expertise in human resources management, Michel Labrecque
oversees all organizational initiatives that have a major impact on CMP's
shareholders, executives, managers, and employees. A strategic partner, Michel
acts as a mediator for change management, with the goal of supporting the
ongoing CMP structuring process.
Prior to joining CMP, Michel worked from 1994 to 1999 as the Vice President of
Human Resources at food production company Culinar Canada. There, he oversaw a
number of activities relevant to the company's 3,000 employees. His initiatives
included the conversion of the status of unionized employees to contractors,
and the implementation of 50 autonomous teams grouping together executives, the
union and employees. Michel also played a key role in a strategic negotiation
process that concluded with the signing of five collective agreements for a
period of five years.
From 1989 to 1994, Michel was Director of Human Resources at Labatt,
representing 2,200 employees. At Labatt, Michel implemented a 60-person
telemarketing network within a record timeframe of two months. He also played a
major role in two mass reorganizations. Additionally, over a period of 30
months, he helped to reduce absenteeism by 50 percent.
As Director of Human Resources for Sico Inc. between 1979 and 1989, Michel's
strategic initiatives helped the company to win several IRIS Awards for its
innovative Health & Safety, Excellence, and EAP programs.
Michel has a Bachelor in Industrial Relations from Laval University. He has
been President of the Quebec Continuous Improvement Network since 1995, which
has seen over 40 high profile manufacturing enterprises including Johnson &
Johnson, Alcoa, and Alcan implement world class tools. He is also a member of
the Organizational Development Network, an international learning community
that develops and supports professionals in human organization and systems
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Tom brings a wide breadth of sales development/management experience to CMP with over 25 years of industry service. As Vice President of Sales and Marketing and a member of the CMP Group executive committee, Tom is responsible for developing, implementing and overseeing the strategic business growth plan for CMP’s facilities located in Quebec and New York. Tom will also be involved with coordinating business development activities with the Jabil Circuits joint venture.
Prior to joining CMP, Tom has held executive sales/management positions with Sanmina-SCI, New Standard Corporation and Mayville Metal Products/APW.
Tom earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the State University of New York in Oswego in 1981 and presently lives in York, Pennsylvania.
Tom joined CMP in July 2010 and is a member of the executive committee.
Vice President of Engineering & Product Development
John Soares provides strategic operations guidance and leadership to the Corporation’s design and engineering division. He is also a member of the CMP AMS Group executive committee, and sits on the Jabil Advanced Mechanical Solutions Board of Directors.
An expert in aerospace technology, John brings to the Corporation over 20 years of experience in mechanical design and management. Prior to co-founding CMP Design, he was a founding member of the IML Design Group, specializing in electro-mechanical design. During his tenure, John helped to grow the company to a staff of 15 designers, resulting in revenues of over $1.5 million
Over a 10-year period before the IML Design Group, John was self-employed as a mechanical design consultant, specializing in the introduction and implementation of computer-aided design systems and technology. During this time, John provided quality solutions and services to high-profile clients including Ingersoll-Rand, Bell Northern Research, J.I. Case, Nortel Networks, and Techlogix. John has a three-year certificate in aerospace technology.
Denis is a Certified Management Accountant with over 15 years of professional experience. He brings to CMP a wide range of knowledge in financial and management accounting. As corporate controller he oversees CMP’s financial reporting systems, internal controls, inventory management, cost accounting and accounting best practices.
He was the project leader for the start up of the Guadalajara plant joint venture project and was a major contributor to the successful start up of the facility in December 2010.
He has experience in leading accounting transitions, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, building accounting staff, implementing accounting best practices and has shown this throughout his career with companies such as CAE, L3 communications MAPPS, Allianz Madvac and recently with CMP.
Denis earned his bachelors degree in Business Administration at the University of Montréal’s business school (HEC) and is a member in good standing of the order of certified management accountants of Quebec.