Jean-Yves Lavoie is Chairman and Co-Founder of Junex, which was created in 1999 and was first listed on the stock market in June 2001. He was employed by SOQUIP as a petroleum engineer from 1974 to 1980, after which time he remained active as a technical consultant and drilling engineer on several oil and gas projects in Quebec and overseas. These various experiences either prior to or subsequent to production have permitted him to refine his entrepreneurship qualities. As President of Les Ressources Naturelles Jaltin Inc. he, among other things, initiated the creation of the natural gas underground storage at Pointe-du-Lac. This was a first in Quebec and also a first worldwide to be undertaken in non-consolidated sediments. Mr. Lavoie is a member of l’Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec as well as the Association of Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta.