27th January 2021


Walter Surface Technologies announced two senior level appointments, naming Marc-André Aubé to Chief Executive Officer and David Wright to Vice President Corporate Development.
Following the recent acquisition of Walter Surface Technologies from ONCAP, in partnership with the existing management team, Marc-André Aubé has been promoted to the CEO position from his current role of President and COO. Aubé joined Walter in February of 2017.
Aubé is a trained engineer with an MBA and a CFA designation. He has experience in various sectors, such as chemical products (Nalco Canada), oil (Petro-Canada) and finance (Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and Scotia Capital Inc.).
In addition, David Wright has been promoted to Vice President of Corporate Development. In his role, Wright will lead strategic initiatives including special projects and acquisition opportunities to deliver on the company’s global growth plan. Wright joined Walter in 2015 as part of the company’s Next to Succeed leadership program after which he held the position of Business Development Manager. 
Wright has a B.S. from the United States Merchant Marine Academy and an MBA from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. Prior to joining Walter, Wright was an Olympic athlete in the sport of sailing, competing in the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England.
“We are very excited about the opportunity to build on the Walter brand, legacy and business with our customers and partners,” Aubé, says. “We will continue to bring to market new product innovations, expand on our technical leadership and enter new market segments.  This will enable more fabricators and MRO facilities to increase productivity in their workplace through the deployment of safer, more efficient and more cost-effective metalworking products and solutions.”