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Richard Voyer
Executive Vice-President at Soprema Canada


Holder of a PhD in Chemistry and an MBA, Richard Voyer joined SOPREMA in 1995 as research and development manager for North America, an international manufacturing company that specializes in the production of waterproofing, insulation, vegetated and soundproofing solutions for the construction industry. He becomes general manager for SOPREMA Canada in 2001, and Vice-President and CEO – North America in 2011. He is responsible for the development of the Canadian and American markets as well as international subsidiaries in China and Southeast Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and Mexico. Through Richard Voyer’s vision and leadership, SOPREMA has experienced tremendous growth in recent years. President of the GQ100 Board of Directors and guest “dragon” twice on the show Dans l’œil du dragon (French version of Dragon’s Den), he is enthusiastically involved in several business projects and has been promoting entrepreneurship for several years. In Canada and abroad, he contributed to several associations and groups, allowing him to develop an important network in both business and government spheres. Beyond his business commitments, Richard is recognized for his humanity, straightforwardness, entrepreneurial spirit and philanthropy. He is involved in many causes, such as the Daffodil Ball campaign, for which he helped raise $1.5 million, and the Sainte-Croix Hospital Foundation, fundraising $7.2 million.

Agenda Sessions

  • Climate Change Impact - How Should we Construct Roofing for the Future?