Luc Messier has been appointed as Enerkem’s first chief operating officer.
Messier will be responsible for all technical, engineering and project delivery operations as well as the company’s supply chain. His mandate will cover national and international markets where the company is active.
Messier joins Enerkem with extensive international experience. Since 2015, he has been president of Reus Technologies LLC, a Houston, Texas-based company focused on the development of technology companies.
For over 20 years, he has worked with leading multinational companies. He was senior vice-president, projects and aviation and chief procurement officer at ConocoPhillips.
There, he led the implementation of a new project management structure for numerous mega-projects around the world. He also developed expertise in the area of sustainable development and safety and improved the company’s supply chain.
Previously, Messier worked for Technip, one of the world’s largest engineering and construction companies specializing in petrochemicals and oil and gas development. As CEO of Technip USA based in Houston, he managed the North American operations of the company with over 1,200 employees.
At Bouygues, he led major construction projects for transportation infrastructure in Hong Kong, South Africa and Mozambique. Messier was also CEO of the Bouygues Construction subsidiary in Hong Kong. At Pomerleau Inc. he held command positions on several major projects in Quebec, including LG-1 and the Alouette and Reynolds smelters in Sept-Îles and Baie-Comeau respectively.
He has served on several boards and is still active on those of Sodexo, Bird Construction and Greenfield Holdings.
“A multilingual French-speaking Quebecer and graduate of the University of Sherbrooke, Luc has operated at the highest levels of some of the world’s best-known multinationals in sectors related to Enerkem,” said Dominique Boies, Enerkem’s CEO.
“He has demonstrated exemplary leadership, which is well reflected in the various stages of his career, spanning 26 countries and five continents. In addition, as a civil engineer by training, he joins Enerkem with an unparalleled reputation and first-hand experience of sustainable development and the energy issues of the day.”
Enerkem has developed and is marketing technology to produce, from non-recyclable waste, circular chemicals and advanced biofuels intended to decarbonize sectors such as sustainable aviation and marine fuels.
Headquartered in Montreal, Enerkem operates a full-scale commercial demonstration plant in Edmonton, Alberta, as well as an innovation centre in Quebec. A large-scale commercial facility is currently under construction in Varennes, Quebec.