Management team

Éric Alexandre

President and Chief Executive Officer

Éric Alexandre co-founded Orbit Garant Drilling in January 2007. Prior to Orbit Garant Drilling, from 2004 to 2007, he was a partner and General Manager of Orbit Drilling. Mr. Alexandre has more than 14 years of experience in the financial industry, with a particular expertise in financial and administrative management.  From 1998 to 2003, he was a Commercial Account Director for the National Bank of Canada. While a student, he spent the summers working as a diamond driller. Mr. Alexander holds the title of Professional Chartered Accountant (CPA, CMA) and an undergraduate Honours Business Administration degree from the Université du Québec.

Mr. Alexandre oversees the day to day operations and is actively involved in all contract negotiations and current expansion of the Company in Canada and internationally.

Pierre Alexandre

Vice-Chairman and Vice-President Corporate Development

Pierre Alexandre co-founded Orbit Garant Drilling in January 2007 and under his leadership the Company has grown to become one of the most prominent Canadian operators in diamond drilling. He was previously the founder, President and CEO of Orbit Drilling (1986). Mr. Alexandre has more than thirty-eight years of experience in the diamond drilling industry, with a particular expertise in operational planning and business relationship development and he has a valuable understanding of how to succeed in the drilling industry.  From 1974 to 1983, he worked as a surface driller for various drilling companies.

As Vice Chairman of Orbit Garant, he draws on his hands-on drilling experience to provide technical operating advice to the Company and is active in generating domestic and international expansion.

Alain Laplante

Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Laplante joined Orbit Garant in August of 2007 and has more than 26 years of experience in Financial Management and Planning with a particular expertise in financial negotiations and the integration processes after acquisitions.  He holds a Professional Chartered Accountant designation (FCPA, FCGA) and an undergraduate degree from the Université du Québec.

From 1989 to 2007, he was the Chief Financial Officer at Air Creebec; a regional airline, operating in the provinces of Québec and Ontario. From 2004 to 2005 he was President of the Board of Directors of "l'Ordre des CGA du Québec". From 1985 to 1989 - Controller at Plastibec Ltée; a leading manufacturer and supplier of vertical louvers, horizontal slats and valances, which became a publicly traded company during Mr. Laplante's employment.  From 1982 to 1985, Mr. Laplante was a Cost Accountant for American Can Canada Inc., and an Accountant for Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. from 1981 to 1982. 

Sylvain Laroche

Division Manager

Mr. Laroche has worked for Orbit Garant Drilling since February 2006 and is now Division Manager of Orbit Garant Ontario. From 1998 to 2006, he held the positions of director of human resources and director of transportation operations for Groupe Boivert, a forestry company specializing in transportation. Mr. Laroche possesses more than 15 years of experience in administration, human resources, accounting, management and IT implementation.

Mr. Laroche earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Université du Québec, with majors in human resources and management. His methodical approach and expertise in staff management offers exceptional advantages to the company.

Daniel Maheu

Corporate Controller

Mr. Maheu started with Orbit Garant Drilling in January of 2010. From 1998 to 2010, Mr. Maheu has held different positions as Director for transport companies, including Controller and Chief Financial Officer for Transport Boisvert and Transport Bergeron of the Transforce Group and General Manager of Centre du camion Mabo. Daniel Maheu obtained a Bachelor's Degree in business administration at L'École de hautes études commerciales (HEC Montréal) and is a Chartered Accountant.

Michel Mathieu


President and CEO of Garant & Brothers Drilling since 1994, Michel Mathieu co-founded Orbit Garant Drilling in 2007, along with Pierre and Éric Alexandre. Mr. Mathieu has over 36 years of experience in the development and acquisition of a variety of businesses, providing Orbit Garant Drilling and its customers with expertise in operational management and business development.

From 1976 to 1990, Mr. Mathieu was instrumental in acquiring five construction material providers in Quebec and Ontario under the Home Hardware banner. In 1990, he led the acquisition of Foleyet Timber Ltd, a forestry subcontractor of Domtar Inc.

Mr. Mathieu's communication and negotiation skills, coupled with his extensive network of mining industry contacts, are invaluable assets to the company.