Consultants specializing in mineral processing and metallurgy: from the design table to production

In founding Soutex in 2000, Michel Bourassa’s aim was to develop an innovative approach to mineral process engineering that emphasizes two aspects: metallurgical process quality and respect of individuals.

No road, bridge or structure is studied at Soutex, the focus is always on the metallurgical process. This way, we can ensure that high quality standards are maintained, rigorous attention to detail is achieved, and innovative solutions specific to each project are applied.

Our human-scale approach is made out of respect for both the client, and our employees. The quality of Soutex’ projects resides in teamwork and the enhancement and development of individuals’ knowledge.

Since its foundation, Soutex’ team has continued to grow to meet our clients’ needs. We currently are one of the largest groups of specialists in this field in Canada supporting process engineering and plant operation.

Knowledge, Delivery and Respect

Our team

Our team

Michel Bourassa P. Eng., M.Sc.
President
Senior Metallurgist

President and founder of Soutex, Mr. Bourassa has over 30 years’ experience in the design, development and optimization of mineral and metallurgical processes, notably in the processing of iron, nickel and magnesium ores.

Mr. Bourassa’s experience as Senior Metallurgist and Project Manager covers all the Engineering phases. He also possesses expertise in the design and implementation of advanced control for diverse process types and has participated in numerous audits and process optimization mandates.

Drawing from his experience and relying on his leadership and strategic thinking, Mr. Bourassa founded Soutex in order to provide the industry with a unique expertise, combining process development and plant operations. Built according to his own vision, Mr. Bourassa is now at the head of a company recognized for the quality of its personnel, its work ethic and professionalism.

Michel Bourassa obtained a Degree in Mining Engineering from Université Laval, he also has a Masters in Ore Processing from the same institution.

Robert Lanthier P. Eng.
General Manager
Specialtist - Process Control

M. Lanthier has more than 30 years of experience in management, plant optimization, process control and Engineering.

His professional background in ore processing, cement plants, the pulp and paper industry and oil refinery has allowed him to acquire a unique and varied experience. As a Process Control Specialist, he participates in all projects linked to regulation, advanced control and the implementation of new technology. As a Senior Metallurgist he also contributes to optimization and process design projects.

As Operations Director at Soutex, Mr. Lanthier assumes the duties of Senior Advisor, Quality Control Manager and Resource Supervisor in the majority of projects.

Mr. Lanthier obtained a Degree in Mining Engineering from Université Laval. He also followed graduate studies in Grinding Circuit Control at the same institution.

Daniel Roy P. Eng., P. Eng. (NL)
Director of Technical Development
Senior Metallurgist

Daniel Roy joined Soutex in 2005. He has 25 years’ experience, firstly working in a plant and then in the consulting business as an Engineer and Project Manager.

His experience in base metal concentrators, foundries and construction covers personnel and project management, problem solving and quality improvement. His role as Process Leader and Senior Metallurgist for numerous studies from a design level to detailed Engineering has greatly helped Soutex’ development.

He is recognized for his technical knowledge, his professional discipline and his excellent capacities in the design and start-up of concentrators.

Daniel Roy obtained a Degree in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering from Université Laval.

Pierre Roy P. Eng., M.Sc., P. Eng. (ON)
Senior Metallurgist
Specialist - Mineral Processing

Pierre Roy has 25 years’ experience in the mineral processing industry both in Quebec and abroad. He has become a vital reference in Engineering projects since he joined Soutex in 2005.

During a large part of his career Mr. Roy worked in gold operations where he held the position of Metallurgist and Environmental Management Coordinator. His experience now covers process development and process Engineering at different stages of Engineering studies. He is recognized as a mineral processing specialist through his capacity to quickly identify technical problems. He is known in the industry and brings an added value to nearly all projects carried out by Soutex.

M. Roy obtained a Degree and Masters in Mining Engineering from Université Laval.

President and founder of Soutex, Mr. Bourassa has over 30 years’ experience in the design, development and optimization of mineral and metallurgical processes, notably in the processing of iron, nickel and magnesium ores.

Mr. Bourassa’s experience as Senior Metallurgist and Project Manager covers all the Engineering phases. He also possesses expertise in the design and implementation of advanced control for diverse process types and has participated in numerous audits and process optimization mandates.

Drawing from his experience and relying on his leadership and strategic thinking, Mr. Bourassa founded Soutex in order to provide the industry with a unique expertise, combining process development and plant operations. Built according to his own vision, Mr. Bourassa is now at the head of a company recognized for the quality of its personnel, its work ethic and professionalism.

Michel Bourassa obtained a Degree in Mining Engineering from Université Laval, he also has a Masters in Ore Processing from the same institution.

M. Lanthier has more than 30 years of experience in management, plant optimization, process control and Engineering.

His professional background in ore processing, cement plants, the pulp and paper industry and oil refinery has allowed him to acquire a unique and varied experience. As a Process Control Specialist, he participates in all projects linked to regulation, advanced control and the implementation of new technology. As a Senior Metallurgist he also contributes to optimization and process design projects.

As Operations Director at Soutex, Mr. Lanthier assumes the duties of Senior Advisor, Quality Control Manager and Resource Supervisor in the majority of projects.

Mr. Lanthier obtained a Degree in Mining Engineering from Université Laval. He also followed graduate studies in Grinding Circuit Control at the same institution.

Daniel Roy joined Soutex in 2005. He has 25 years’ experience, firstly working in a plant and then in the consulting business as an Engineer and Project Manager.

His experience in base metal concentrators, foundries and construction covers personnel and project management, problem solving and quality improvement. His role as Process Leader and Senior Metallurgist for numerous studies from a design level to detailed Engineering has greatly helped Soutex’ development.

He is recognized for his technical knowledge, his professional discipline and his excellent capacities in the design and start-up of concentrators.

Daniel Roy obtained a Degree in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering from Université Laval.

Pierre Roy has 25 years’ experience in the mineral processing industry both in Quebec and abroad. He has become a vital reference in Engineering projects since he joined Soutex in 2005.

During a large part of his career Mr. Roy worked in gold operations where he held the position of Metallurgist and Environmental Management Coordinator. His experience now covers process development and process Engineering at different stages of Engineering studies. He is recognized as a mineral processing specialist through his capacity to quickly identify technical problems. He is known in the industry and brings an added value to nearly all projects carried out by Soutex.

M. Roy obtained a Degree and Masters in Mining Engineering from Université Laval.

Mathieu Girard P. Eng., M.Sc.
Director of Operations - Quebec
Senior Metallurgist

Mr. Girard has more than 15 years of experience in the field of mineral processing particularly in iron, gold and nickel ores.

Mathieu Girard recently joined Soutex’ management team after working for the company for 12 years. He is a Senior Metallurgist, Project Manager and Team Coordinator.

His expertise covers Engineering studies, process optimization, training and coaching of operations personnel, process simulation as well as process data reconciliation by mass balance. He is recognized for his leadership, discipline and excellent communication skills.

Mathieu Girard obtained a Degree in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering as well as a Masters in Ore Processing Simulation from Université Laval.

Simon Fortier P. Eng.
Director of Operations - Longueuil
Senior Metallurgist

Mr. Fortier has more than 15 years of experience in various fields of mineral processing and metallurgy such as iron, gold and base metals.

His experience has enabled him to lead many projects in industry and in the consultation area both as a project leader and metallurgist. He has a solid expertise in process development, engineering studies (conceptual to detailed engineering), and plant start-up and optimization.

His ease in sharing his expertise has enabled him to participate in many projects consisting in the production of controlled documents and in the training and coaching of operation personnel. He is especially appreciated for his organizational skills, his scientific rigour and his analytical and teamwork skills.

Kevin Bourassa P. Eng.
Mechanical Engineer
Caroline Violleau P. Eng.
Manager - Business Development
Metallurgist

Mr. Girard has more than 15 years of experience in the field of mineral processing particularly in iron, gold and nickel ores.

Mathieu Girard recently joined Soutex’ management team after working for the company for 12 years. He is a Senior Metallurgist, Project Manager and Team Coordinator.

His expertise covers Engineering studies, process optimization, training and coaching of operations personnel, process simulation as well as process data reconciliation by mass balance. He is recognized for his leadership, discipline and excellent communication skills.

Mathieu Girard obtained a Degree in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering as well as a Masters in Ore Processing Simulation from Université Laval.

Mr. Fortier has more than 15 years of experience in various fields of mineral processing and metallurgy such as iron, gold and base metals.

His experience has enabled him to lead many projects in industry and in the consultation area both as a project leader and metallurgist. He has a solid expertise in process development, engineering studies (conceptual to detailed engineering), and plant start-up and optimization.

His ease in sharing his expertise has enabled him to participate in many projects consisting in the production of controlled documents and in the training and coaching of operation personnel. He is especially appreciated for his organizational skills, his scientific rigour and his analytical and teamwork skills.

Isabelle Bombard P. Eng., Ph.D.
Senior Process Engineer
Johanne Moreau LL.B.
Manager - Administration and Human Resources
Linda Bouchard
Project Assistant
Anthony Clapperton Jr. Eng., M.Sc.
Junior Metallurgist
Derek James Reid P. Eng.
Metallurgist
Guy Comeau P. Eng.
Senior Metallurgist
Édith Bouchard-Marchand P. Eng., M.Sc.
Senior Process Engineer
Nicola Todd B.A.
Coordinator - Project Support
Alex Thivierge Jr. Eng.
Junior Metallurgist
Paméla Tanguay B.A.
Project Assistant
Jérôme Martin P. Eng.
Senior Metallurgist
David Le Tourneux P. Eng., M.Sc.
Senior Process Engineer
Maxime Chabot CEP
Junior Metallurgist
Eric Bernabé Nzokem Jr. Eng.
Junior Metallurgist
Marcela Prieto Arenas Jr. Eng.
Junior Process Engineer
Antoine Berton P. Eng., Ph.D.
Senior Metallurgist
Jean Dionne P. Eng.
Senior Metallurgist
Specialist - Environment
Richard Robillard
Specialist - Grinding Media and Liner
Martin Dionne Ph.D
Junior Metallurgist
Jérémie-Maxime Perron-Jean Jr. Eng.
Junior Metallurgist
Steve Bellec P. Eng., Ph.D.
Senior Metallurgist
Hugues Gilbert-Tremblay P. Eng., M.Sc.
Process Engineer
Serge Lebeuf P. Eng., M.Sc.
Senior Process Engineer
Magella Bédard
Senior Technician
Mineralurgy
Michel Gagnon
Senior Technician
Mineralurgy
Louis Desrosiers M.Sc.
Senior Metallurgist
Specialist - R&D
Mario Gagnon
Senior Technician
Analytical Chemistry
Jacques Dumas
Senior Technician
Mineralurgy
Marc-André Malenfant
Senior Technician
Mineralurgy
Guy Tremblay
Senior Technician
Analytical Chemistry
Christian Côté
Senior Metallurgist
Specialist - Iron Ore
André Lemay
Senior Metallurgist
Specialist - Iron Ore
Gilles Ouellet
Senior Metallurgist
Specialist - Iron Ore