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Pulp and paper’s future leaders: Meet Jonathan Paquet


March 31, 2021
By P&PC Staff

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Jonathan Paquet. Photo: Domtar

Don’t forget to nominate a colleague for Pulp & Paper Canada’s 2021 Top 10 Under 40 contest – the deadline is Apr. 9!

If you know a future pulp and paper leader in operations, maintenance, sales or technical support, tell us about their strong work ethic, how they exhibit initiative and curiosity, and how demonstrate a commitment to training and safety.

Nomination criteria and forms are here.

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One of the Top 10 Under 40 winners from 2020 was Jonathan Paquet, paper machine coordinator at Domtar in Windsor, Que.

In pulp and paper, there’s always something new to learn – and Paquet is always ready and willing, says a colleague at Domtar Windsor.

That’s only one of the reasons why Paquet deserves a spot in the Top 10 Under 40, says Harshad Pande, Domtar’s director of research and development.

The 38-year-old has been noticed among colleagues as someone who is continually eager to share knowledge or to upgrade his own technical and leadership skills. Over the course of his 12-year career, Paquet has been expanding his expertise on a wide variety of projects ranging from environmental certification and water reduction to sludge dewatering and deinking.

“His calm and assertive approach to solving challenges in day-to-day operations of the machine has contributed towards improved productivity and a better-quality product.”

After earning a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Laval University, Paquet spent seven years in production engineering at Cascades before joining Domtar in 2015. He currently helps to produce uncoated freesheet on Paper Machine 8, one of the company’s biggest paper machines.

Paquet is dedicated to “safe, sustainable and innovative practices while on the job, whether working at the winder section or at the Paper Machine 8,” says Pande.

“His calm and assertive approach to solving challenges in day-to-day operations of the machine has contributed towards improved productivity and a better-quality product.”