Mr. Jean Paschini has over 30 years of experience in the steel industry. Born in 1960, Mr. Jean Paschini is the youngest of the three children of the founder of ADF (Au Dragon Forgé Inc.). Like his brother and sister, he was involved in all aspects of the family business at an early age. Mr. Paschini is a graduate from the Montreal and Aviron Technical Institutes. Mr. Jean Paschini is currently member of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) and American Welding Society (AWS).
Prior to become the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation, Mr. Paschini acted as Vice-President of Operations of ADF. In this function he was responsible for all activities relating to project management, fabrication, directed installation on construction sites in Quebec and Ontario, and managed plant employees. Today, in addition to his other duties as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Paschini is still actively involved in all activities surrounding the fabrication methods, processes and innovation.
In 1999, in order to pursue the development and growth of ADF, the Paschinis have turned this private family business into a publicly traded company. In 1998 and in 2002, the Paschinis successfully closed and integrated two major acquisitions; one in Canada and one in the United States. As part of ADF’s new business strategy and restructuring plan, which included the consolidation of its fabrication activities under one roof, these two acquisitions were divested by 2005. In 2006, the Paschinis who played a pivotal role in the Corporation’s turnaround completed the 3-year strategic restructuring plan designed to place ADF back on the path of profitable growth.
Together with his brother Pierre Paschini, Eng., President and Chief Operating Officer and his sister Marise Paschini, Executive Vice-President, Treasurer and Corporate Secretary, Mr. Jean Paschini successfully manages the development strategy and growth of the Corporation since 1979.