Normand Caissie recipient of the Order of New Brunswick 2017
Normand Caissie, 64, has been a resident of Richibucto for the past 59 years, born into a family of entrepreneurs, with both his father and grandfather having established and led successful businesses in the Kent County area.
After graduating from the Université de Moncton in 1975 with a degree in Business Administration and having held positions in the banking world, as well as with a spirit’s distillery, he started Imperial Manufacturing Group with only four employees in Richibucto. Over the last 38 years, he has grown the business from a four-man duct and sheet metal operation to a world-class manufacturing company that employs 1,000 people, the majority of whom are local. The organization creates a variety of HVAC and building products, has eight locations across Canada and the United States, and is a Platinum Member of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. Mr. Caissie is also actively involved in commercial real estate with his company M. A. Commercial Properties, which holds a property portfolio in excess of 715,000 square feet located in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Ontario.