Since 2016, Alain Dupont has been President and CEO of AP&C, a GE Additive company that manufactures metal powder used in additive manufacturing known as 3D manufacturing printing. Under his leadership, this Lower Laurentians business experienced a spectacular growth of 200% in the past three years.
Founded in 2005, the company exports almost all of its production to some 40 countries. It sells its metallic powders mainly to clients in the medical and aerospace industries.
It’s all about creating value for our clients.
AP&C focusses on innovation, efficient processes, technologies (including Industry 4.0), quality products and the engagement of its team to assert itself as a world leader in its field.
In September 2017, the company increased its production capacity by inaugurating a new highly automated plant in Saint-Eustache, in addition to the one in Boisbriand. This $31M investment led to the hiring of about 100 people, which brings the total number of employees to almost 200.
Innovating to excel
Dupont makes sure to keep AP&C at the forefront thanks to R&D, especially with an ongoing collaboration with the National Research Council Canada (NRCC). In 2018, AP&C and the NRCC developed a new way of checking the quality of the metallic powders. This innovation will help print stronger, cleaner and safer parts.
AP&C’s development efforts were rewarded last year with two regional entrepreneurship awards and a Prix Créateurs d’emplois du Québec (Quebec job creation award).
Dupont is also committed to being involved in his community. Since 2010, he has been President of the Board of Directors of the Carrefour jeunesse-emploi Centre-Sud/Plateau Mont-Royal/Mile-End and has been a member of the Board of Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal since 2013.