October 22, 2018 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
October 22, 2018 – Walter Surface Technologies has appointed two new staff, with Marc-André Aubé serving as chief executive officer and David Wright as vice-president, corporate development.
Following the recent acquisition of Walter Surface Technologies by ONCAP, in partnership with the existing management team, Aubé has been promoted to the CEO position from his current role of president and COO.
Aubé joined Walter in February of 2017. Prior to that, he was president and chief operating officer of GardaWorld Protective Services, where his main responsibilities included driving the company’s annual growth and ensuring operational excellence within a team composed of 26,000 Canadian security professionals. He is a trained engineer with an MBA and a CFA designation. Aubé’s professional background also features experience in chemical products (Nalco Canada), oil (Petro-Canada) and finance (Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and Scotia Capital Inc.).
David Wright (left) and Marc-André Aubé (right)
In addition, David Wright has been promoted to vice-president of corporate development. In his role, Wright will be leading strategic initiatives for the company including special projects and acquisition opportunities to deliver on the company’s global growth plan. Wright joined Walter in 2015 as part of the company’s Next to Succeed leadership program, after which he held the position of Business Development Manager.
Wright has a B.S. from the United States Merchant Marine Academy and an MBA from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. Prior to joining Walter, Wright competed in sailing in the 2012 London Olympic Games.