Madeleine Paquin has been President and CEO of Logistec Corporation since 1996. Logistec offers specialized industrial services including cargo handling in some 30 North American ports and 40 terminals, marine transportation to the Canadian Arctic as well as environmental services including trenchless structural rehabilitation of underground water mains, regulated materials management, site remediation, risk assessment, and manufacturing of woven hoses. Logistec is a publicly traded company with its shares listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Prior to becoming President and CEO of Logistec, she held various positions in the marine sector.
Madeleine Paquin currently holds directorships in Air Canada and the Maritime Employers Association. She has held directorships in several maritime and trade associations as well in prominent company boards such as Sun Life Canada, Canadian Pacific Railway and Les Aéroports de Montréal.
Madeleine Paquin is Director and Vice-President of CargoM, the Logistics and Transportation Metropolitan Cluster of Montréal, and she is Co-Chair of its Working Group I – L&T Development Opportunities. She is a member of the Marine Industry Forum and the Marine Transportation Advisory Council, and is also a member of the Québec Economic and Innovation Council, an initiative of the Government of Québec with the mandate to develop and recommend initiatives to further stimulate Québec’s economic growth.
Madeleine Paquin chaired the St. Lawrence Great Lakes Trade Gateway Leadership Council and co-chaired of the Private Sector Advisory Committee for the Ontario-Québec Continental Gateway and Trade Corridor.
Madeleine Paquin is a graduate of the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and of the École des Hautes Études Commerciales, Université de Montréal.
Madeleine Paquin was a recipient of the Top 40 Under 40 in 1998. She was named No. 1 of the Top 100 Women Entrepreneurs by Canadian Business, Profit Magazine and Chatelaine in 1999, and is one of the Top 100 every year since then. In 2001, she was proud to receive the Medal of Merit from the Association of Canadian Port Authorities. From 2003 to 2006, she was among the winners of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 award from WXN and has since been inducted to its Hall of Fame. In 2014, Madeleine Paquin was named CEO of the Year by Les Affaires magazine in its medium-sized business category (for companies with earnings of $2 billion or less). In 2016, Madeleine Paquin was awarded the prestigious Mercure Leadership Germaine-Gibara from the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec. This award is presented annually to a woman who, in addition to growing and leading her company to success, has made significant and lasting contributions to her line of business. In May of 2017, she was inducted into the International Maritime Hall of Fame, which was founded by the Maritime Association Port of New York and New Jersey to recognize maritime visionaries, who through excellence in their company, organization, or services, best exemplify the qualities of futuristic thinking that will guide the maritime industry in the 21st Century. In November of 2017, Ms. Paquin was named Entrepreneur of the Year at the IBJ awards; International Bulk Journal is one of the maritime bulk industry’s most respected publications. In December of 2017, Madeleine Paquin was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada for her role in leading innovation in supply chain practices and environmental protection, two major drivers of change in the Canadian economy.