February 17, 2021 Appointment
Vice President, Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary
Ms. Julie Demers is Vice President, Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary of Manac Inc., the largest manufacturer of semi-trailers in Canada and a leader in the manufacture of specialized semi-trailers in North America. She joined Manac in June 2014 as Director, Legal Affairs, a few months after the closing of the company’s initial public offering on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Julie is a member of the management committee of Manac and acts as corporate secretary and general counsel for the company and its subsidiaries. She led the privatization of Manac in 2015 by a consortium of investors, including the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, F.T.Q., Investissement Québec and Fonds Manufacturier Québécois II s.e.c. and has been deeply involved in the company’s growth endeavours ever since.
Prior to joining Manac, Julie held the position of Senior Manager, Listed Issuer Services for seven years at Toronto Stock Exchange. Prior to TSX, she practiced corporate and commercial law for five years at Desjardins Ducharme LLP in Montreal. Her practice focused primarily on securities, corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions.
Julie is a key player, a seasoned leader and experienced manager who stands out for her thoroughness, her passion for a job well done and her sense of organization. She is the first woman to sit on Manac management committee.