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CelluForce Names New CEO

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CelluForce Inc., Montreal, Québec, Canada, a commercial developer of NanoCrystalline Cellulose (CelluForce NCC™), recently announced the appointment of Sebastien Corbeil as CEO. Acting president René Goguen has returned to his position as VP, manufacturing.

Sebastien has extensive international business experience spanning more than 20 years in a wide range of sectors including oil and gas, microelectronics, and food and beverage. Most recently, he was VP for EnGlobe Corp, a global leader in soil, materials and environmental engineering. 

His list of achievements include successful implementation of turnaround plans to improve quality of service, customer satisfaction and profitability, important acquisitions and integrations, as well as delivering complex technology projects on time and under budget. Prior to that, he was with global energy player GDF SUEZ, where he led business development efforts throughout eastern and western Europe and northern Africa. He was responsible for managing water, waste and bioenergy. Mr. Corbeil also holds several patents from his time working on important R&D initiatives with Air Liquide in Chicago, USA.

Corbeil has a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in chemical engineering from McGill University, as well as a Master’s in Business Administration from DePaul University in Chicago.

"Sebastien has proven strategic and leadership skills in a global business and a strong record of value creation. I’m very confident that the combination of his strategic vision, the outstanding employees of CelluForce and the great potential of NanoCrystalline Cellulose, a high-value nanomaterial used to manufacture uniquely enhanced industrial products, will ensure that the company's best days of performance are yet to come," said Chairman of the Board and CelluForce CFO Yves Nadon.

CelluForce Inc. focuses on the commercial development of Cellulose Nanocrystals (CNC), also referred to as NanoCrystalline Cellulose (CelluForce NCC™). Its shareholders are Domtar Inc., FPInnovations and Schlumberger Canada Ltd. CelluForce manufactures NCC/CNC in the world’s first demonstration plant of its kind, located in Windsor, Québec, Canada, and develops new applications for NCC/CNC, markets.

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