After earning a Bachelor's degree in chemistry, Julia felt called to her vocation and went on to earn a National Diploma in Oenology from the University of Bordeaux. She now travels extensively, working as a winemaking consultant in vineyards around the world.
In her early career, she worked for vineyards in Quebec, before leaving to work internationally, including at a winery in Chile and then on as far as New Zealand, as well as at numerous vineyards in France, from the Rhône Valley to Bordeaux.
Having gained this experience, she returned to Quebec and worked in a cider house before joining the Elnova team. Julia’s extensive expertise is a huge benefit, and she can help you with your project every step of the way, from processing fruit through to bottling.
Karine’s arrival marked a new stage in Elnova history. She spends 100% of her time on development, and ensures that the company responds in real time to the many needs of the market, so that Elnova can promise its clients satisfaction, and support their growth along with our own.
Karine and Julia are our dream-team. Thanks to them and to our partnership with a European laboratory specializing in fruit-based beverages and beer, Elnova offers a privileged presence to industries that require a large volume of enzymes, so we can ensure optimal performance.
Karine also spearheads a number of special mandates, including the development of our short-term rentals department. To say that she is a benefit to the company is a huge understatement.
Jean-Sébastien quickly adapted our equipment offer to meet the needs of Elnova clients. Jean-Sébastien is the one who will guide you towards the best solutions for your project.
He’s always willing to go the extra mile and consult with other specialists on the team, because he takes your satisfaction to heart. His commitment is his strength, and his dedication makes him a one of the most valued members of our team.+
Steve has a technical degree in Mechanical Engineering and over 20 years of experience in equipment troubleshooting in various industries. His 15 years in the food industry give him invaluable experience in the field. When it comes to complex problems, Steve is the one you want on your side.
His knowledge and support are appreciated by everyone who has the opportunity to work with him, particularly clients who are ready to grow and invest in more sophisticated production equipment.+
Client services representative
Christophe is central to Elnova’s client services. He welcomes visitors to our showroom, he’ll pick up your order, he coordinates transportation, and he’ll find you the best deal each and every time. In fact, client satisfaction is so important to Christophe, that you can often find him in the warehouse helping out Ghislain!
Having 15 years’ experience in an industry centred on fragile products is an accomplishment in itself, and Ghislain has that and more. You can count on him to make sure your order gets from point A to point B safely.
Ghislain’s focus is your satisfaction: he’ll inquire about your equipment and facilities to ensure your order reception goes smoothly. He takes great pride in loading goods optimally, to make reception even easier for our clients.+
Purchasing & logistics coordinator
Martin has risen to more than one challenge in the company. He is responsible for coordinating all purchases, and for the logistics of our international component, so it’s safe to say that Martin’s role is essential to the Elnova’s growth. His thorough attention to detail ensures we can spot any supply-chain errors, so that we can make sure that our products meet both your needs and your budget.
Administation and finance
With a contagious smile and radiant good humour, Isabel provides administrative support to our entire team—but for her, the client always comes first. She’s happy to answer any questions about your account, to help find solutions, or to provide specific follow-up on grant applications or anything else.
With 15 years of management experience in various SMEs, Jonathan’s strength is supporting the proper management of operations as they go through periods of growth. And part of Jonathan’s mandate is to maintain bonds of trust—so no matter the size of your business, Jonathan is here to support you in your current production as well as in your growth projects.
In 1984, Elnova was established; in 2012, it was acquired by David Lebas, who has had a wide-ranging career in national and international marketing in the agrifood, engineering, and distribution sector. David is a committed and dynamic leader, and he is devoted to raising the bar at Elnova when it comes to expertise and quality client services. His determination has helped position Elnova as a benchmark of excellence across North America.
David is leading Elnova’s growth, and is as involved in the marketing aspects as he is in developing strong partnerships with reputable suppliers. Ultimately, his mission is to enable Elnova to consistently offer excellent solutions, and to deftly respond to the changing market needs.+