Mr. Michel Chapdelaine, Director
Mr. Michel Chapdelaine is currently an associate and director for FTE Drilling. He has over 25 years of experience in the exploration, mining and drilling industry, including internationally. He holds a bachelor’s degree in geological engineering from the (Université du Québec à Chicoutimi). After completing his Master studies on a Gold Bearing Banded Iron Formation in northern Québec with SOQUEM, he joined Virginia Golds Mines as the Senior Supervising Geologist. Mr. Chapdelaine remained with Virginia for over 10 years where he has been involved and instrumental for a number of Gold and base metals discoveries in James Bay and Northern Quebec, including the discovery of the Gayot (Ni, Cu, PGE), the Coulon (Zn, Cu, AG) and outstandingly the Éléonore Gold Mine where he was directly involved in the sale to Goldcorp Inc.
In 2006, he created CFTECH, a geothermal (engineering and drilling) company in Quebec and Ontario. He was also a former trainer for the CGC (Canadian Geoexchange Coalition). In 2008, Mr. Chapdelaine sold his company to FTE Drilling and became an associate in 2009. FTE is an international drilling company specialised in mining (RC), well, pilling, sonic, directional and geothermal drilling in 9 countries.
Mr. Chapdelaine holds several awards such as the Éric-Dimroth award (UQAC), the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologist award (CSPG), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council award (NSERC), as well as the Societé québecois en exploration minière award (SOQUEM).