Mr. Apple has been a member of our Board of Directors since October 2012. He currently serves on our Human Resources Committee. Mr. Apple is the Chief Operating Officer of MasTec, Inc., a national infrastructure construction company active in the engineering, building, installation, maintenance and upgrade of energy, communication and utility infrastructure. He has been in that capacity since 2006. During 2005 and 2006 he also served as President of the MasTec Energy Group. Prior to that, he was the Senior Vice President of Operations for the DIRECTV Group, Inc. Mr. Apple also has significant European experience, having served in various executive capacities from 1989 to 2001 within the Hughes Electronics and Telefonica S.A. organizations in Europe, including as Chief Executive Officer of Hughes Electronics-Spain, and Chief Operating Officer of the Telefonica broadcast satellite company.
Mr. Gignac has been a director of the Corporation and/or Domtar Inc. since 1995. He currently serves on our Human Resources and on our Environmental, Health and Safety Committee. From 1986 to 2006, he served as president and CEO of Cambior Inc., an international mining and exploration company with operations, development projects and exploration activities in the Americas that was acquired by IAMGOLD Corporation in 2006. In addition to leading Cambior, Mr. Gignac has held senior management positions with Falconbridge Copper Corp, and Exxon Minerals Company. He is currently the president of G Mining Services Inc., a private mining consulting firm with international activities. Mr. Gignac is also chairman of Marengo Mining Ltd., and a director of Franco-Nevada Corp. He also served as chairman of the board of St. Andrew Goldfields Ltd. until May 2013, as chairman of the board of Gaz Metro Inc. until December 2011 and as chairman of the board of Andean Resources Ltd. until December 2010, as a director of Revett Minerals Ltd. from 2007 to 2009, and as a director of Cambior Inc. until 2006.
Ms. Strobel has been a member of our Board of Directors since 2007 and currently chairs our Human Resources Committee and serves on our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. In 2005, Ms. Strobel retired as an Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Exelon Corporation, one of the largest U.S. electric utilities where she had the overall responsibility for the financial performance of the utility companies serving the Chicago and Philadelphia regions. During her tenure with Exelon and its predecessor companies, starting in 1993, Ms. Strobel served as an Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer and as Chief Executive Officer of Commonwealth Edison Company, as an Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Unicom Corporation and Commonwealth Edison Company, as President of Exelon’s Business Services Company, and as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Exelon Energy Delivery, the holding company for Exelon’s energy delivery business. Her various positions at Exelon required engaging with customers, regulators and legislators. Ms. Strobel was named as one of Fortune Magazine’s Top 50 Women in Business in 2002. She currently is a director of State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company and of Illinois Tool Works, Inc. where she also chairs the audit committee and serves as a member of the compensation committee.
Mr. Turcotte has been serving on our Board of Directors since 2007 and is currently a member of our Human Resources Committee, of our Finance Committee and is the Chairman of our Environmental Health and Safety Committee. From 1992 to 2002, he held a number of senior executive positions with companies in the pulp and paper industry, including president of the paper group and executive vice president of corporate development and strategy of Tembec Inc., a leading integrated forest products company with operations in North America and France. From 2002 to 2008, Mr. Turcotte was the president and CEO and a director of Algoma Steel Inc. Mr. Turcotte is currently president and CEO of North Channel Management, a private business consulting and investing firm. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Brookfield Special Situations Funds, a director and member of the Audit Committee of Coalspur Mines Ltd, a coal exploration and development company, and a director of Norbord Inc., an international producer of wood-based panels.