Nomination Date: 18/03/2019
This businessman, married with three children, lives in the municipality of Sainte-Martine in the heart of Châteauguay-Lacolle, and it’s here where he and his wife decided to raise their children.
In 1990, he began a job as a safety equipment technician. Together with his successes and his ability to interact with customers, he eventually was recruited as a sales representative at Honeywell International, and soon promoted sales director of national accounts.
The entrepreneurial spirit drove Hugues to start his own business. Groupe Laplante Sécurité was founded in 2001 and became a leader in the field of security. After growing and succeeding, eventually he’s offered to sell the business. Safety is at the heart of his concerns, he now travels east of Canada as a sales manager for a major manufacturer.
Hugues has always been involved in his community, particularly with young hockey players in the region. He has held several positions as a coach, supervisor, recruiter for a major junior team, and even an NHL player.
This passionate man now wants to work daily to watch over Quebec’s values within Canada.