President and Co-owner
Leonard Legault is the President and Co-owner of All-Wood Fibre and Alterna Biocarbon. Prior to founding All-Wood Fibre in 1994, Leonard spent 15 years in the forestry industry. Leonard has always pursued new opportunities and helped pioneer new developments in the forestry industry. Over the past 15 years he has grown All-Wood Fibre into a highly successful business. He has continued a passion for life-long learning through ongoing personal executive development training. He is a visionary searching out new business opportunities and the best practices and technologies for developing these businesses. Leonard recognized the need for an alternate fuel source for manufacturers and communities all over the world using a renewable and abundant fuel source. He started Alterna Biocarbon to meet these needs.
Managing Director and Co-owner
Wendy Legault is the Managing Director and Co-owner of All-Wood Fibre and Alterna Biocarbon. Wendy and Leonard have assisted and supported each other in their business endeavours. Wendy has honed her entrepreneurial and management skills by establishing, growing and managing a highly successful company which employs over 50 employees. Her work experience includes managing Finance, Insurance and Risk Management functions. Additionally she provides direction in the development of business, operating, capital and strategic plans. She oversees all Employee Relations activities and the development of a corporate culture that celebrates inclusion, creativity and getting things done. Her strategies result in high levels of employee retention and engagement.
Hugh McLaughlin, PhD, PE
Director of Biocarbon Research
Hugh McLaughlin has a BS in Chemistry (Harvey Mudd College, 1976) in addition to a MS (USC, 1978) and PhD in Chemical Engineering (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1988). He has worked in process development and environmental engineering for over three decades, with most of that experience in the role of consulting engineer to a wide variety of manufacturing operations. He is an expert in the area of activated carbon manufacture and its utilization in air and water treatment applications. He has several patents in the area of activated carbon use and regeneration. Dr. McLaughlin has led the efforts at Alterna Biocarbon to enhance the Native Adsorption Capacity of Alterna's Biocarbons, whereby biocarbons can be utilized in applications traditionally requiring more expensive activated carbon products.
Thomas Paetz, CMA
Tom Paetz is a Certified Management Accountant with 23 years experience in the Forest Industry in both accounting and operations management capacities. He has a long and varied background in Quality, Production and Operations. He has demonstrated expertise in implementing and refining Performance Management programs to ensure continuous improvement and benchmarking performance to both industry standards and strategic goals. Tom has management experience overseeing Finance, Quality Control and Operations in both smaller and major multi-national forest products companies. This experience has afforded him the opportunity to develop a depth and breadth of expertise in the financial management of large capital projects and operations
Human Resources Coordinator
As the HR Coordinator, Diana provides a high level of service to both staff and clients while working to ensure an efficient, smooth running office environment. She is passionate about her career and looks forward to continually learning and generating fresh ideas to produce quality results for the team!
Diana brings a broad base of experience from various sectors of the economy which helps her connect and value different areas of the business, such as government and private...Diana has a bachelor's Degree in Management and is a Certified Human Resources Professional, as well as possessing business and trades diploma's and certificates.
Diana is a newcomer to BC, originally from Ontario, and is enjoying the province and it's people.