Meet Our Leadership

Executive Team

Demilec's Executive Leadership Team is comprised of a diverse group of professionals, each with extensive experience and specialized knowledge in their respective disciplines, as well as within the chemical engineering industry. This team ensures Demilec's forward momentum through innovation, advanced science, and the latest technology to develop spray foam insulation and coating products. With invaluable leadership, Demilec continues to be recognized as an industry leader.

Demilec started in Boisbriand, Quebec with currently over 70 employees in an impressive state of the art facility housing the global company’s R&D operations in the constant innovation of next-generation technology. A second manufacturing plant and modern laboratories is located in Arlington, Texas. With the new structure in place, Demilec Canada is able to cover the Canadian market from coast to coast in addition to supplying all of the North Eastern US market.


Paul Valle

Paul Valle, President and CEO, brings Demilec more than 25 years of experience in the manufacturing and building products industry. He has a track record in growing companies by focusing on operational excellence and continuous improvement to drive cost and quality competitiveness and increase customer satisfaction. Paul’s most recent executive leadership position was President of Silver Line Building Products, Andersen Corporation’s vinyl division. He launched Silver Line’s first new products in a decade, grew sales in new construction products and increased operating profits. Prior to Silver Line, Paul served as President of CertainTeed Corporation’s Insulation Group, where he successfully navigated the company through the dramatic new construction market slowdown.


Jacques Larivière

Owner of Demilec since 1986, Jacques earned the top spot as Quebec Ernst & Young "Entrepreneur of the Year" in 2009. He remains an active member of Demilec’s executive committee and serves as a strategic advisor, while his dedication to environmental awareness extends beyond his business and into the wider community. He is viewed as a pioneer regarding recycles and renewable foam insulation.


Dan Clayton

Dan Clayton is the Vice President of Sales for Canada with 36 years of experience in the spray foam industry. Dan started Polyurethane Foam Systems Inc. (PFSI) with two dedicated employees in 2000 and has never looked back. Dan became part of the Demilec team when Demilec acquired PFSI. His vast experience has been invaluable, especially when it comes to industry knowledge and planning. He has been a member of Canadian Urethane Foam Contractors Association (CUFCA) for 24 years, and on the Board of Directors for the last 13 years.


Elizabeth Lalli-Reese

Elizabeth Lalli-Reese is the General Manager of Demilec Quebec as well as the Vice President of Human Resources and Risk Management at Demilec. Along with 14 years of progressive experience, Elizabeth’s educational credentials include a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Texas Christian University and a Juris Doctorate from Texas A&M School of Law. Prior to joining Demilec, Elizabeth worked in positions of increasing scope and responsibility within risk management, human resources, and operations. Prior to joining Demilec in 2014, Elizabeth was Vice President of Human Resources with EMSI, a risk management company.


Douglas Brady​

Douglas Brady is Vice President of Strategic Marketing and brings 17 years of marketing, sales, and operations experience to Demilec. Prior to joining Demilec, Doug worked for Graco as the Director of the High Performance Coatings and Foam. After leaving Graco, Doug work as Vice President Sales and Marketing at Houston Wire and Cable, a master distributor of wire and cable in the electrical supply industry. Doug earned a B.S. in Physics and an M.B.A from Carnegie Mellon University, and served as a US Naval Officer.


Thomas Harris

Thomas Harris is our Vice President of Building Science and Innovation. Tom is a graduate of Toronto’s Ryerson University Chemical Engineering program and a Building Science practitioner. Tom’s 35 + years in the polyurethane foam industry in both Canada and the United States provides a solid foundation for our technical development teams as well as our Building Science group. Prior to working with Demilec, Tom worked with Huntsman (previously CIL) in Toronto as a development chemist, BASF in both Canada and the U.S. as a formulation development chemist, and several levels of management including technical, sales, marketing and business. Most recently, Tom spent nine years with Honeywell’s Blowing agent team in a business development leadership role.


Kyle Kolde

Kyle Kolde, Vice President and CFO, brings to Demilec more than 20 years of finance and executive leadership experience from General Electric, Johns Manville (Berkshire Hathaway), and Lhoist/ Chemical Lime Company. He has a proven track record growing businesses through a keen focus on commercial markets, customer satisfaction, continuous improvement and cost management. Kyle has a Bachelor's degree in Finance and Accounting from University of Cincinnati, MBA from Texas A&M University, and is Certified Public Accountant.


François Lalande

Francois brings more than 30 years of experience in the building industry to Demilec. Currently, he serves as the Building Science Director, Sales manager in addition to managing the customer service department. For over 18 years, he has been leading the building code conformity, energy efficiency, building envelope, and research and development projects. He is a member of various committees, such as: CAN/ULC Insulation Committee, Quebec Building Envelope Council, and the CUFCA Technical Committee.


Michel L'Ecuyer

Michel has over 25 years of senior sales management and market development experience. As a Sales director for the Quebec market, his exceptional commitment to customer service excellence continues to help drive growth at Demilec as he strives to identify new market opportunities while expanding the distribution network. Michel is a member of several internal committees and is a director member at CUFCA Quebec.


Mario Charlebois

Mario is an experienced chemist who has been at Demilec for over 25 years. He actively participates in different research and development and quality control projects.


Testimonials
  • "We enjoy the benefits of Demilec as a thermal barrier, air intrusion barrier and as a sound attenuation material. We plan on being a Demilec customer for many years to come."

    - Robert D. Massaro | CEO, Healthy Buildings, USA
  • "Demilec’s hands-on approach, trouble-shooting capabilities, and preventative maintenance process anchors their industry-leading tech service."

    - Eric DeMars | Lead Spray Foam Applicator, Custom Drywall, Inc.
  • "Your Heatlok Soy® 200 Plus is awesome. My guys and I tried at least five other brands, but Heatlok is the best. It is less sticky on the cap and does not clog as much as other brands."

    - Scott McLean | Operations Manager, Good Life Energy Savers, Danbury , CT
  • "We are extremely impressed with the exceptional performance of your product and would highly recommend it to anyone considering utilizing spray foam in their home."

    - Ruth O. | Slidell , LA
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