Chairman of the Board and CEO
Chief Executive Officer for 24 years at Futurplast Extrusions, a leading plastic extrusion company in North America specializing in acrylic tubes, rods, and profiles
Chairman and CEO of the Sorella Group
Experience in textiles, cosmetics, real estate, plastic extrusion, transport, and private equity
Chief Operating Officer
Strategy consulting manager with PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Balanced Scorecard Collaborative and SECOR
Special Assistant to the Canadian Minister of Finance and of Regional Development of Canada
Counsel for Hydro-Quebec
Founding President of Recycor, a former leading Canadian scrap tire recycler
Chief Financial Officer
2010 –2014 Chief Financial Officer of Ecolomondo (reappointed in Jan 2015)
2004 –2010 Founder of Donald Prinsky Consulting Services
1969 –2004 Richter LLC (named partner in 1979)
Automation engineer for 10 years with G.E. Industrial Systems
Designed control system integration and process automation for several Fortune 500 companies
Over 30 scientific articles in specialized journals
Industrial engineer for biotech and waste-to-energy companies including PGNature and Biofour
Experienced in design, manufacture, installation, and management of waste processing equipment
Board of Directors
Elio Sorella is Chairman of Ecolomondo’s Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer and majority shareholder of the Company. He has been the Chief Executive Officer of Futurplast Extrusions for the last 24 years and has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Sorella Group of Companies since 1995. Mr. Sorella founded his first company nearly 45 years ago. Since then, he has started, acquired and managed successful companies in many diversified fields such as clothing, cosmetics, transportation and more recently, in plastics, real-estate and private equity.
Donald Prinsky joined Ecolomondo as Chief Financial Officer in 2010. Mr. Prinsky is primarily responsible for financial planning, consulting, as well as financial reporting to higher management. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant, a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Quebec Order of Chartered Professional Accountants since 1971. Prior to joining Ecolomondo, Mr. Prinsky had a consulting company that provided management, financial and other related consulting services to the corporate private sector. From 1969 to 2004, he worked as a chartered accountant at RSM Richter where he became a partner in 1979. For over 35 years he provided audit and consulting services to a wide range of industries. Mr. Prinsky is very involved in his community, serving as a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee at the Douglas Institute, a leading teaching hospital affiliated with McGill University. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors at an Eldercare Centre.
Joseph Sorella is an experienced executive who has worked in a wide range of management positions over 25 years. During this period, Mr. Sorella helped lead the Sonic Group of transportation companies as vice-president of operations. Understanding the need for the family businesses to transition to the next generation IT technology, he took the necessary steps to become a Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE). In the year 2001, he assumed responsibilities for all IT operations for the Sorella Group of companies and became vice-president of Futurplast Extrusions, positions that he still holds today. He studied in the philosophy department of Concordia University and garnered valuable “hands on” business experience during his various positions that allowed him to become a well-rounded executive.
Alain Denis is a rigorous executive with international experience in information technologies, life sciences and environment. Mr. Denis is Principal Vice-President for new economies at Fonds de Solidarité FTQ, a leading investment fund, where he previously managed investments in information technologies. Prior to joining the Fonds de Solidarité FTQ in 2009, Mr. Denis held a number of executive positions: he founded and managed Services Financiers AJP, an asset-based lending company, was founding Vice-President Business Development for Moxxi Medical, a wireless prescription technology, was Director of Strategic Partnerships at Argo Global Capital, a venture capital firm specialized on wireless communications, and was Executive Officer at Microcell, which was then a new cellular network. Previously, he was a Special Assistant to the Minister of Finance and Regional Development of Canada. Mr. Denis is member of various Boards of Directors of corporations and non-profit organizations. Alain Denis is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors, and he holds an M.B.A. from Laval and York Universities, with a scholarship from the Molson Donations Fund, and a business degree from Laval University.
Ms. Brigitte Gauthier is a partner in the law firm Alepin Gauthier and has practiced there since 1983. She is a member of the Quebec Bar since 1983. She has been a member of numerous Boards and public committees, including the Foundation of Montmorency College, Hospital Cite de la Sante de Laval, Regina Assumpta College, Community Media Center of Laval, and The Montreal Movement for Private Education. Ms. Gauthier also headed pro bono a number of Boards as Chair. She has been the president of the Laval Bar, CAP Vie de Laval (Non-profit organization for social and community development), Laval Women Center (Non-profit organization for women support and social development), a prevention center for sexual-assault victims (CPIVAS), and the Parents Association of Laval College and of Ste-Marcelline College. She also co-founded and chaired the Alzheimer Society of Laval.
Mario Girard is an experienced entrepreneur and manager with nearly 30 years of experience. Mario Girard has been President and Chief Executive Officer of the Quebec Port Authority (QPA) since January 2011. He was also member of QPA’s Board of Directors from 2008 to 2010. He was CEO of the Foundation of Entrepreneurship from 2008 to 2011 and founder and Chief Executive Officer of two information technology companies, Nstein Technologies Inc., from 2001 to 2007 and Gespro Technologies Inc., from 1985 to 2001. Mario Girard is a member of the World President’s Organization in addition to sitting on several boards of private, public, and publicly traded organizations for over 20 years.
Michelle Rosa practices notarial law, including real estate transactions, human rights and estates, with the firm Dunton Rainville. She was admitted to the Chambre des Notaires du Québec in 2008. Mrs. Rosa develops planning and implementation strategies for estate transfers, acts as a consultant to estates and gives numerous conferences and training sessions to businesses. Mrs. Rosa received her law degree from Université du Québec à Montréal, her Diploma in Notarial Law from Université de Sherbrooke, and is completing a master’s degree in Taxation at the same University. She is an instructor at the Retirement Planning Institute and at Cégep Marie-Victorin (Continuing Education and Corporate Services). She also brings a wealth of experience in financial planning, in business management and in governance.
Mrs. Suzanne Desrosiers, CPA, CA, is Chief Financial Officer of Groupe Forget, a leading hearing health network based in Quebec with 100 clinics. She is an experienced executive in corporate restructuring, mergers & acquisitions and was the Chief Financial Officer and a director of Cortina Capital Corp., the capital pool company with which Ecolomondo completed its reverse takeover. Mrs. Desrosiers also had key positions as tax specialist in large multinationals. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from HEC Montreal, she has completed the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants In-Depth Tax Course, and she is a member of Chartered Professional Accountants Quebec, Chartered Professional Accountants Canada, the Tax Executive Institute and the Tax and Financial Planning Association.
Our Audit Committee reports to the Board of Directors as it deems appropriate and as the Board may request. Our Audit Committee is currently comprised of three board members: Alain Denis, Mario Girard, and Michelle Rosa.
Our Board of Directors adopted a written charter for the Audit Committee. According to the charter, our Audit Committee is responsible for, among other matters: (1) appointing, retaining, terminating, and evaluating our independent registered public accounting firm and approving all services to be performed by them; (2) overseeing our independent registered accounting firm’s qualifications, independence and performance; (3) overseeing the financial reporting process and discussing with management and our independent registered public accounting firm in the interim and annual financial statements that we file with governmental authorities and shareholders; (4) reviewing and monitoring our accounting principles, accounting policies, financial and accounting controls and compliance with legal and regulatory requirements; (5) establishing procedures for the confidential anonymous submission of concerns regarding questionable accounting, internal controls or auditing matters; and (6) reviewing and approving certain related person transactions. The Audit Committee is also responsible for the application of the Company’s Whistleblower Policy.
Our Board of Directors has appointed two independent Directors to serve as members of our Compensation Committee: Alain Denis, Joseph Sorella and Michelle Rosa Its primary purpose is to assist our Board of Directors in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities and to make recommendations to our Board of Directors with respect to the compensation of our directors and executive officers. Independent consultants may also be periodically retained to assist the Compensation Committee in fulfilling its responsibilities when needed.