Technical Team

Jean-Francois  Magnan

Jean-Francois Magnan

Technical Manager
Mr. Magnan is a professional engineer with more than 20 years of experience in the metallurgical industry.

During his career, he held several positions within the lithium battery industry including: R&D Advisor, R&D Project Manager, Consultant and Quality Control Metallurgist. He also acted as Project Manager for Phostech Lithium Inc. in 2000 and 2001. He will work closely with Nemaska Lithium's technical consultant, Mr. Gary Pearse, on the technology implementation as well as playing an active role in securing new contracts for Nemaska's lithium hydroxide and lithium carbonate products.

Mr. Magnan is the author/inventor of several patents in the lithium rechargeable batteries field. He holds a Master's Degree in Materials Engineering from Laval University (2000).
Bertin Ouellet

Bertin Ouellet

Senior Process Engineer
Mr. Ouellet is a professional chemical engineer, who graduated from Sherbrooke University, with more than 30 years of experience in various manufacturing industries, mainly the industrial chemical sector: production of sodium chlorate, phosphorus, phosphoric acid and phosphate salts, chlorine, sodium hydroxide, hydrochloric acid, electrolytic magnesium and magnesium alloys.

His previous roles include process engineer, health, safety and environmental manager, and senior process safety engineer. He has been a HAZOP leader since 1985 with over 200 safety reviews performed.
Nicolas  Laroche

Nicolas Laroche

Electrochemical Process Optimization Engineer
Mr. Laroche is specialized in Electrochemical Engineering and Technologies from masters studies at both Université de Sherbrooke and McGill University.

Since joining Nemaska Lithium in January 2014 as a process optimization engineer, he has played an active role in the Company’s pursuit of patents covering its innovative technologies, of which he is a co-inventor.
Gary  Pearse

Gary Pearse

Professional engineer with more than 40 years of experience, largely as a rare metals and industrial minerals consultant. During his career, he managed scoping studies, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies, authored numerous technical papers and managed or consulted on significant pegmatite projects.