Bertin Nadeau, Chairman of the Board of Casavant Frères, completed a doctorate in business administration from Indiana University Business School. He started his career as a University professor at l'École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Montréal (HEC). In 1976, the year he left teaching to become a full-time business leader, he bought Casavant Frères. From 1982 until 1994, he was Chairman and CEO of Unigesco Inc., and from 1989 until 1993, Chairman and CEO of Provigo Inc., one of Unigesco's affiliates. Since 1994, he is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GescoLynx Inc. In 1997, Mr. Nadeau renewed teaching at HEC in Montréal where he is an adjunct professor. Throughout his career, Mr Nadeau has been a member of various boards of directors of public and private organizations. He has received much recognition for his work including the Academy of Alumni Fellows Award of Indiana University plus Awards of Distinction from the Québec Acadian Federation and the Faculty of Commerce and Administration of Concordia University. He has received honorary doctorate degrees from Queen's University, Moncton University, Sainte-Anne University and Bishop's University. His artistic interests include serving on the Board of Governors of the Banff Centre from 1996 until 2002 as well as seeking new ways to increase public awareness and interest in the pipe organ. Mr Nadeau is a Director and a supporter of the Canadian International Organ Competition (CIOC).