Daniel Lessard is Pomerleau's Chief Operating Officer, Civil and Infrastructure. He leads all our civil teams from coast to coast, in addition to supporting our Borea subsidiary, which is experiencing significant growth and is pursuing expansion in the U.S.
In 1997, Daniel joined Pomerleau as Project Manager, Buildings. In 2006, he oversaw phase 1 of the Promenade Samuel-de-Champlain heritage project in Quebec City. That experience taught him that a successful project is all about teamwork, mutual respect and finding winning solutions together.
He undertook his first civil engineering project in 2008, with the construction of the Galipeault Bridge. In 2016, he was appointed Executive Vice-President, Civil and Infrastructure. Under his leadership, projects multiplied in Quebec and we established a foothold elsewhere in Canada. It was at this time Daniel led the acquisition of Vancouver-based Westpro, enabling us to deploy our operations in Western Canada. With his teams, he developed Pomerleau’s self-performed work capability, giving us an enviable competitive edge.
It was also at that time that Pomerleau embarked on major projects such as the deconstruction of the Champlain Bridge; the extension of the Trillium line; the refurbishment of the Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine tunnel; the REM; and many others.
An avid sports fan with an appreciation for winning strategies, Daniel is known for his resilience, boldness and competitiveness. In addition to his excellent business acumen and leadership, he is also a charismatic and generous coach. Daniel makes sure he does everything he can to help his teams grow and achieve, without ever forgetting to have fun and celebrate success.
Daniel holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the Université de Sherbrooke and has been a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ) since 1996.