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Pulp and paper’s future leaders: Meet Nicolas-Patrick Thérien


February 10, 2021
By P&PC Staff

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The deadline to nominate a colleague for Pulp & Paper Canada’s 2021 Top 10 Under 40 contest is Apr. 9 – here’s another winner from 2020 to get you inspired!

Whether they work in operations, maintenance, sales or technical support, these future pulp and paper leaders all share a strong work ethic, exhibit initiative and curiosity, and demonstrate a commitment to training and safety.

Today we’re sharing Nicolas-Patrick Thérien’s story. Thérien, a structural designer at WestRock’s Montreal facility, is relatively new to the company and already making a big impact.

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He joined the company in July 2018 as a structural designer after working at Artika as a packaging specialist and at Lovepac as a packaging designer.

“His accomplishments are all about the way he acts with his peers, how respectful and helpful he is, no matter the situation.”

Colleague Jean-François Tailly says that Thérien’s positive attitude and willingness to learn about packaging make him a joy to work with.

“He is the kind of generous person that you need in your team and who motivates you to work harder every day,” says Tailly. “With only four years of experience in our industry, he is now managing our technical department on his own and does a fantastic job.”

The 29-year-old Thérien graduated from the Université de Montréal in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in industrial design.

“Nicolas is one of the most dynamic and helpful [people] that I’ve had the chance to work with over the last 25 years,” says Tailly. “His accomplishments are all about the way he acts with his peers, how respectful and helpful he is, no matter the situation.”

Nominate a colleague in the 2021 Top 10 Under 40 competition by Apr. 9! For criteria and nomination forms, click here.