INO’s strong showing for the year included:
“Pandemic or not, the team’s accomplishments are impressive and further demonstrate INO’s important role in stimulating the economic recovery and helping our companies grow, bring their products to market, increase domestic manufacturing, and export worldwide,” said Alain Chandonnet, INO’s president and CEO.
The event also marked the retirement of Jean-Guy Paquet after more than 25 years with INO. Mr. Paquet has been instrumental in building INO into Canada’s largest center of expertise in optics and photonics, first as a proponent for its creation, then as president and CEO, chair of the board, and director. Numerous business and political luminaries—including the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, François Legault, Philippe Couillard, Geneviève Guilbault, Régis Labeaume, Sophie D’Amours, and Éric Bergeron—paid him tribute for the pivotal role he played in spearheading INO’s growth and transforming the Quebec City area economy.