Executive Team

Yves Laflamme
President and Chief Executive Officer

Steve Boniferro
Senior Vice President, Human Resources

John Lafave
Senior Vice President, Pulp and Paper Sales and Marketing

Jo-Ann Longworth
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Patrice Minguez
President, Tissue Group

Richard Tremblay
Senior Vice President, Pulp and Paper Operations

Jacques P. Vachon
Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Chief Legal Officer


Yves-LaflammeYves Laflamme

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Laflamme previously held various positions at the company, including as senior vice president, wood products, global procurement and information technology, from January 2011 to January 2018; senior vice president, wood products, from October 2007 to January 2011; senior vice president, woodlands and sawmills of Abitibi-Consolidated Inc. from 2006 to October 2007; and as vice president, sales, marketing and value-added wood products operations of Abitibi-Consolidated from 2004 to 2005. He is a 37-year veteran of the industry, as well as of Resolute and its predecessor companies.


Steve-BoniferroSteve Boniferro

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Mr. Boniferro previously served as vice president, human resources – Ontario operations and project lead – strategic organization, from May 2014 to May 2016. Prior to joining Resolute, he served as senior vice president, human resources at Catalyst Paper from January 2008 to May 2014 and as vice president, human resources at Algoma Steel from May 1997 to January 2008. Mr. Boniferro also served as staff representative and area coordinator – Northwestern Ontario for the United Steelworkers Union from May 1988 to May 1997.


John-LafaveJohn Lafave

Senior Vice President, Pulp and Paper Sales and Marketing

Mr. Lafave previously served as vice president sales, national accounts – paper sales, vice president sales, national accounts – newsprint, and vice president sales, commercial printers, at Abitibi-Consolidated Inc. from 2004 to 2009. He held progressive positions in sales with UPM-Kymmene and Repap Enterprises.


Jo-Ann-LongworthJo-Ann Longworth

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Longworth previously served as special advisor to the president and chief executive officer, focusing on special mandates, from July 4, 2011, to August 31, 2011. She served as senior vice president and chief accounting officer with World Color Inc. (formerly Quebecor World Inc.) from 2008 to 2010, as chief financial officer with Skyservice Inc. from 2007 to 2008, as vice president and controller with Novelis, Inc. from 2005 to 2006, and held a number of financial and operational roles over a 16-year career with Alcan Inc.


Patrice MinguezPatrice Minguez

President, Tissue Group

Mr. Minguez previously served as special advisor to the president and chief executive officer. Prior to joining Resolute, he was founder and former president of Cellynne Holdings, Inc. from January 1989 to August 2012. In addition to his extensive background selling both away-from-home and at-home bath tissue and towel, he led the successful installation and start-up of new tissue machines, and managed multiple production locations. From September 1986 to January 1989, Mr. Minguez headed SAS, a distribution company he founded specialized in janitorial supplies and proprietary systems.


Richard-TremblayRichard Tremblay

Senior Vice President, Pulp and Paper Operations

Mr. Tremblay previously served as senior vice president, pulp and paper group, from June 2015 to March 2018, and as senior vice president, pulp and paper operations, from 2013 to 2015. He served as vice president, pulp and paper operations, from 2011 to 2013. Prior to joining Resolute in June 2011, he served as general manager of several mills at Smurfit Stone Container Corporation between 2002 and 2011.


Jacques-VachonJacques P. Vachon

Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Chief Legal Officer

Mr. Vachon previously served as senior vice president and chief legal officer from January 2011 to February 2012, as senior vice president, corporate affairs and chief legal officer, from October 2007 to January 2011, and as senior vice president, corporate affairs and secretary of Abitibi-Consolidated Inc. from 1997 to October 2007.