BioTEPP announces the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors, Sylvain Lavoie and Hugo St-Laurent
Lévis (QC), May 13, 2019 – BioTEPP inc. biotechnology company that manufactures Virosoft™ CP4, a biopesticide that can be applied to apple trees as well as to other fruit trees such as pear, plum or peach trees, announces the appointment of Sylvain Lavoie and Hugo St-Laurent to its Board of Directors.
Active in the Quebec and Canadian agricultural industry for more than 30 years and known for his managerial and strategic skills, Mr. Lavoie is presently CEO of Synagri.He previously held a number of senior management positions including that of vice-president of Eastern Canada at Yara. He also distinguished himself in the Quebec agricultural cooperative sector for 15 years. His expertise allows him to have a global vision of modern agriculture and its challenges. Mr. Lavoie is a member of the Ordre des agronomes du Québec.
“I am pleased to join the BioTEPP team, who are passionate people and committed to the success of the company!” he said.
Mr. St-Laurent is president, chief executive officer and co-founder of SiliCycle Inc. Prior to joining the company, he worked for the National Institute of Scientific Research (INRS GéoRessources) and co-founded and co-chaired Enviro-Dynamique. Holder of a University Certificate in Corporate Governance from the Collège des administrateurs de sociétés at Université Laval(Quebec), he is also very socially involved. He is a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québecand of several boards of directors, including ComédieAh !, Mirapakon, Total Océanand J’entreprends Québec. Mr. St-Laurent holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from Université Laval.
“BioTEPP can count on a dedicated team and a highly efficient product. I am happy to be able to contribute to its success,” added Mr. St-Laurent.
Happy to welcome two experienced directors, BioTEPP’s Chairman of the Board, Claude Gagnon, said, “Messrs. Lavoie and St-Laurent bring with them a wealth of knowledge that myself and the whole management team will benefit from. They will be able to join us in the development of our company, whose future looks promising.”
“I am proud to be able to count on the support and valuable advice of our new Board members to guide us in achieving the ambitious development plan that BioTEPP has put in place,” said BioTEPP’s president and CEO, Sylvie Richard.
Already present in the states of Washington and Oregon, where 90% of its production is exported, BioTEPP wants to expand its market to California, Eastern U.S. and Latin America. Finally, the company is pursuing research and development work to develop new products to control crop pests.