"If you want to go faster, go alone. If you want to go further, go together."
- African Proverb
Dick Arsenault - Chief Bioenergy Manager
Dick Arsenault's grew up working in the forest. His father was a forestry contractor and he started an operator and contractor. DIck saw that there was more potential for exporting raw timber out of PEI. He set out on an entrepreneurial course and became PEI's leader in bioenergy derived from woody biomass. He successfully installed the first biomass fueled boiler in a school in PEI in 2008, and since then has successfully been running involved the new bioheating evolution on PEI.
Gerald Arsenault - Specialized Forest Machine Operator
Gerald comes from Wellington PE and has recently joined the ACFOR operating team in PEI to build better forests and create renewable bioenergy for PEI. He operates the porter and works alongside Morgan in sustainable forestry operations. He also works with Dick in boiler maintenance.
Mathieu Arsenault - Marketing and Outreach Officer
Mathieu was born and raised in Charlottetown, PEI. He has been working in PEI for 5 years in economic development working in youth entrepreneurial leadership development, community wind projects, project management tools and community based travel (ridesharing). He is very passionate about contributing to making the world a better place and is excited about the prospects of community-driven energy.
Morgan Arsenault - Specialized Forest Machine Operator
Morgan has recently moved back from Alberta to PEI because of the new jobs created in renewable bioenergy on PEI. Morgan now works for the operating team at ACFOR in PEI in sustainable forestry as an operator of our Ponsse forestry equipment. Morgan works to ensure that forests are properly maintained and preserved for future generations.
Mathieu Leblanc - President
Mathieu Leblanc has a proven track record in establishing and running businesses in sustianable development. 6 years ago, he founded ACFOR and hasn't looked back since, proving that ecology, economy and community all go hand in hand. ACFOR has won several awards for it’s commercial and community success, notably Mathieu is a fellow of the prestigious Wallace-MacCain Institute. He brings his project and business management expertise to the table as we seek to build local, community-based investment funds.
Our Team (bios coming soon)
Stephane Bouchard - Planning Forester
Ricky - Chief Operations Officer
Rene - Specialized Forest Machine Operator/Forest Technician
Ismael - Specialized Forest Machine Operator
Sheldon - Specialized Forest Machine Operator
Marc - Specialized Forest Machine Operator
Jacques Robichaud - Chief Financial Officer
We are very proud to build by and for the community members of PEI.