Board of Directors
ThermalWood Canada Inc
For more than three decades, Bob has worked for Xstrata Zinc’s Brunswick Mine operations, a site known for winning the J.T. Ryan National award for best safety record in Canada in 2011 and numerous Regional J.T. Ryan awards over the years. He began his career as a project engineer at Brunswick Mine followed by various operational management positions and ultimately became its manager of health and safety/Six Sigma.
As president of Acadian Trading House Inc., he led a consortium of manufacturers to work together to develop markets as a cohesive team, taking the company from a concept to an operational entity. Bob is also the co-owner and International sales and marketing director of ThermalWood Canada, a company he also took from concept to sales on the international market.
Bob is a dedicated follower of the Six Sigma business management strategy, and is a certified Master Black Belt. He coaches leaders in process improvement and on the implementation of self-managed teams. Bob earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of New Brunswick. He’s a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of New Brunswick, and speaks fluent French.
1st Vice President
Chromatic Enterprises Inc
Christian moved to Petit-Rocher in July 2013, with his wife Valérie and their three children (Hugo, Léna and Chloé). Originally from the region of Bordeaux in south-western France he is an entrepreneur at heart, and he is also passionate about travel and photography. He began his career in the film industry and the retail sector, and then formed his own internet agency in 1997 - since then, his passion is in new technologies, which has always fascinated him.
With his wife, he formed Chromatic Enterprises Inc., in Petit-Rocher which operates a e-commerce site for niche markets. The first project of this company is MapsCompany. It sells printed road maps, hiking maps and travel guides for every place on the planet to Canadian consumers (mapscompany.ca) and U.S. customers (mapscompany.com). He continues to thrive with www.lacompagniedescartes.fr, the e-commerce website he founded in 2010 and target the French market.
Before choosing to become a permanent resident in Canada, he traveled for 14 months throughout Latin America with his family in RV.
2nd Vice President
Jamie Robichaud is the Market and General Sales Manager of Max 104.9 FM, a Bell Media radio station. Jamie began his radio career in Ottawa, Ontario in broadcast journalism. In 1995, he returned to the east coast and slid over to advertising and sales with the CKHJ/CIHI/CIBX radio group in Fredericton. He moved to Bathurst in 2003 to begin at CKBC before it switched over to Max 104.9. Jamie has 3 children, Kyler, Brianna and Camron, and is currently coaching the ESN Varsity boys basketball team as well as coaching minor hockey with AHMBDC.
He is a past member of the Rotary Club of Bathurst, helping develop and co-chairing the Rotary Radio Auction for its first 3 years.
Belledune Port Authority
A native of Dieppe, NB, Linda Rogers moved to the Chaleur region in July of 2007. She is the Director of Finance and Administration for the Port of Belledune. She went back to school when her twins were older, to finally obtain a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) degree in 2011.
Linda has been working in the accounting and finance sector for over 25 years. She started at the Port of Belledune in 2012, and prior to that worked at Xstrata Zinc Brunswick Mine/Smelter since 2008.
Linda is married to Gary, Buyer at Trevali Mining, and has two sons Matthew and Nathan. The move to the Chaleur region has definitely been a positive move for her family, and she wants to give back to the region by volunteering with the Chamber, as she agrees with what they represent and stand for.
EPR - Bathurst
Gilles Deveaux, brings knowledge in numbers to the Greater Bathurst Chamber of Commerce. Originally from Dieppe, Mr. Deveaux earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the Université de Moncton in 1996 and then obtained the designation of Chartered Accountant in 1999. He joined EPR – Bathurst/Péninsule as a partner in 2007 after spending over 10 years with Grant Thornton accounting firm. Gilles has expertise in business consulting services servicing clients in various fields such as: municipalities, manufacturing and construction companies, automobile dealerships and professional corporations.
Mr. Deveaux is married to Anne Doucet, Cosmetic Department Manager at Shoppers Drug Mart and has a son named Samuel. Mr. Deveaux moved to the Chaleur Region over 17 years ago and is proud to be living and contributing to our beautiful region
Bathurst Lotto Kiosk
Originaire de Caraquet, NB, Aurèle Blanchard a déménagé dans la région Chaleur en 1997. Il est le gérant du Bathurst Lotto Kiosk au Place Bathurst Mall depuis deux ans.
Oeuvrent dans divers comités au fils des années comme :
• Club de Richelieu de Bathurst
• Chevalier de Colomb de Bathurst
• Échec au Crime Chaleur
• Société de la Sclérose en Plaques Chaleur
Aurèle est marié à Charlotte et ils ont cinq enfants et quatre petits-enfants.
A native of Caraquet, NB, Aurèle Blanchard moved to the Chaleur region in 1997. He has been the manager of Bathurst Lotto Kiosk in Place Bathurst Mall for the last two years.
Working in various committees during his career:
• Richelieu Club of Bathurst
• Knights of Columbus Bathurst
• Chaleur Crime Stoppers
• Chaleur Society of Multiple Sclerosis
Aurelius is married to Charlotte and they have five children and four grandchildren.
City Glass & Locks Ltd.