President and Chief Executive Officer
As President and CEO of Walter Surface Technologies, Marc-André Aubé oversees the company’s strategic corporate direction with a focus on global expansion.
Before joining Walter, Mr. Aubé was President and Chief Operating Officer of GardaWorld Protective Services. He also has experience in various industry sectors including chemical products with Nalco Canada, oil and gas with Petro-Canada, and finance with the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and Scotia Capital Inc.
Mr. Aubé is a CFA and also holds an MBA from the HEC Montreal and an engineering degree from the Montreal Polytechnic School.
President - WALTER USA
Mr. Wilcox leads the growth and profitability of WALTER USA and, with it, the relationships with USA buying groups. As President of WALTER USA, he heads efforts to expand WALTER’s coverage across North America to help customers work better and achieve greatness.
Following his studies at Ball State University in Indiana, Mr. Wilcox acquired over 40 years of experience in both manufacturing and sales within the industry as well as a remarkable track record of implementation and execution.
It was after 10 years as President of Drillco Cutting Tools, that Mr. Wilcox joined WALTER in 2022. Prior to that, he was also North American President of Sandvik subsidiary, Precision Twist Drill (Precision Dormer).
Vice President Corporate Development
David Wright, Vice President Corporate Development, leads the company’s special projects and M&A activities. Mr. Wright joined Walter in 2015 as part of the company’s Next to Succeed leadership program after which he held the position of Business Development Manager. Mr. Wright has a B.S. from the United States Merchant Marine Academy and an MBA from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. Prior to joining Walter Mr. Wright was an Olympic Athlete in the sport of sailing competing in the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England.
Executive Vice-President, North America Sales
Daimon Mussell, MBA is Vice President of Sales for Walter Surface Technologies. As head of the company’s Canadian sales force, he has been instrumental in implementing go-to-market strategies for the Walter brand. Mr. Mussell joined Walter in 2010, and he has held progressively senior leadership positions within the Sales Department.
Mr. Mussel, began his career as a Sales Representative for Saint-Gobain Abrasives. He has an accumulated 25 years of leadership experience at a variety of manufacturing and distribution companies within the metalworking and MRO industries.
Mr. Mussel holds an MBA from the University of Windsor.
Vice President of Marketing
As Vice President of Marketing, Eliane Ouimet is responsible of overseeing the company’s marketing strategy, our brands development plans and fueling aggressive growths across markets and industries.
Before joining Walter in 2020, Ms Ouimet was General Manager & Director of Portfolio Strategy at AGROPUR. She was leading the largest category portfolio ($2.3B), brands & innovation pipeline. Prior to this, she held various Marketing leadership positions in highly branded consumer driven industries where she lead consumer research, major re-branding, new creative platforms executed across various campaigns, award-winning packaging revitalization & product innovation plans.
Ms. Ouimet holds a Marketing Bachelor degree from HEC Montréal.
Executive Vice-President, Operations & Technology
As Executive Vice-President of International Operations and Technology, Nathalie Langlois oversees the company overall international operations including manufacturing, distribution, supply chain, and customer experience activities. Additionally, Nathalie assumes the leadership of the Information and Technology group at Walter.
Her mission has been driving operational excellence and continuous improvements with a large focus on company’s operational integration to support Walter’s growth expansion.
Before joining Walter in 2021, Ms Langlois was president of Nalastra Inc. a consulting firm in strategic development and operational excellence. Prior to this, she has also held various senior positions at McKesson Canada as Director of Logistics, Sr Director of Strategy and Business Development, VP General Manager of a newly start-up in specialized distribution, and VP Specialized Distribution & Innovation. She has led major transformative initiatives that has shaped pharmaceutical distribution in Canada.
Ms Langlois holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Royal Military College (RMC) of Canada.