Meet Our Leadership
The Executive Leadership Team at Demilec
At Demilec, our Executive Leadership Team is made up of highly trained
professionals who are qualified in diverse areas, equipped with many years
of experience, and have specialized skills and knowledge in their respective
disciplines. This team ensures all processes and projects are streamlined
from start to finish using advanced sciences, innovation, and state-of-the-art
technology to develop coating and spray foam insulation products.
Demilec was founded in Boisbriand, Quebec in a high-tech facility, which
housed the global company’s R&D operations. An additional manufacturing
plant and modern laboratories are located in Arlington, Texas. This newer
structure is designed to supply all of the northeastern United States
market while Demilec Canada covers the entirety of the Canadian market.
President and CEO of Demilec, Paul Valle, is backed by over 25 years of
experience working with construction products and manufacturing industries.
Over the years, he has gained the knowledge and skills necessary to improve
operational functionalities, quality, and drive cost competitiveness in
order to promote greater customer satisfaction. Before Demilec, Valle
served as the President of Silver Line Building Products. During his time
there, he launched a number of new products, increased the sales of new
products, increased sales of construction products, and improved the company’s
profit margin. Prior to his time at Silver Line Building Products, Valle
was the President of CertainTeed Corporation’s Insulation Group.
During his time with the company, he successfully navigated the team through
a construction market slowdown.
Jacques Larivière has been Demilec's owner since 1986. In 2009,
he was recognized as a Quebec Ernst & Young "Entrepreneur of
the Year." Since then, he has played a critical role in Demilec’s
Executive Leadership Team. Knowledgeable and passionate about environmental
awareness, Larivière acts as a strategic advisor to the team and
the larger community. He is regarded as the pioneer of renewable foam
insulation and recyclables.
Backed by over three-and-a-half decades of experience in the spray foam
industry, Dan Clayton, the Vice President of Sales in Canada, brings extensive
knowledge and skills to Demilec. In 2000, Clayton founded a company called
Polyurethane Foam Systems Inc. (PFSI) with only two other employees. Not
too long after, Demilec acquired PFSI. Clayton became a dedicated member
of Demilec’s Executive Leadership Team. For the past 25 years, Clayton
has served as a member of the Canadian Urethane Foam Contractors Association
and has been a member of the Board of Directors for over 13 years.
Elizabeth Lalli-Reese is the General Manager of Demilec Quebec as well
as the Vice President of Human Resources and Risk Management at Demilec.
Along with 14 years of progressive experience, Elizabeth’s educational
credentials include a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Texas
Christian University and a Juris Doctorate from Texas A&M School of
Law. Prior to joining Demilec, Elizabeth worked in positions of increasing
scope and responsibility within risk management, human resources, and
operations. Prior to joining Demilec in 2014, Elizabeth was Vice President
of Human Resources with EMSI, a risk management company.
Douglas Brady brings over 17 years of experience to Demilec. With expertise
in the areas of marketing, operations, and sales, Brady serves as the
Vice President of Strategic Marketing. Before joining the team, Brady
worked as the Director of the High Performance Coatings and Foam at Graco.
He continued his career at Houston Wire and Cable, where he moved into
the position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Before committing
his life to the industry, Brady attended Carnegie Mellon University where
he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and his M.B.A. Brady
has also served as a United States Naval Officer.
Backed by more than 35 years of experience, Thomas Harris serves as Demilec’s
Vice President of Building Science and Innovation. Over the years, he
has acquired extensive knowledge regarding polyurethane foam products
and the industry throughout the United States and Canada. Harris'
experience provides the foundation for the Building Science Group and
the technical development teams. Before joining Demilec, he worked as
a development chemist at Huntsman and BASF, and managed various areas,
including sales, technical, business, and marketing.Harris most recently
worked on the Blowing agent team at Honeywell, where he served in a development
leadership role for the business.
Kyle Kolde, Vice President and CFO, brings to Demilec more than 20 years
of finance and executive leadership experience from General Electric,
Johns Manville (Berkshire Hathaway), and Lhoist/ Chemical Lime Company.
He has a proven track record growing businesses through a keen focus on
commercial markets, customer satisfaction, continuous improvement and
cost management. Kyle has a Bachelor's degree in Finance and Accounting
from University of Cincinnati, MBA from Texas A&M University, and
is Certified Public Accountant.
Francois brings more than 30 years of experience in the building industry
to Demilec. Currently, he serves as the Building Science Director, Sales
manager in addition to managing the customer service department. For over
18 years, he has been leading the building code conformity, energy efficiency,
building envelope, and research and development projects. He is a member
of various committees, such as: CAN/ULC Insulation Committee, Quebec Building
Envelope Council, and the CUFCA Technical Committee.
With over two decades of experience, Michel L’Ecuyer brings expert
knowledge and skills to the sales and market development department of
Demilec. Before joining the team, L’Ecuyer worked as the Sales Director
of the Quebec market and helped increase consumer service processes. A
passionate member of the industry, he plays a key role in the success
of Demilec. Currently, he is a member of various internal companies and
serves as a director at CUFCA Quebec.
Equipped with over 25 years of experience, Mario Charlebois is a highly
skilled chemist at Demilec. Currently, he conducts extensive of research
in order to improve the development and quality control of the company’s projects.