Claude Bigras

CEO at Ainsworth Inc.

Since 1982, Mr. Bigras has spent his career in the construction, janitorial and facility maintenance industry. He joined GDI in 1994 and later became a major shareholder in 1998. Over the years, he has held many positions, and became President and CEO of GDI in December 2004. In his role as President and CEO, Mr. Bigras has overseen GDI’s significant organic and acquisition-based growth, leading GDI to become the largest janitorial services company in Canada, and one of the largest in North America. Through his leadership, perspective and experience, Mr. Bigras has driven the development of the company’s key financial strategic planning, and brings with him an exceptional track record of disciplined capital allocation and strategic acquisitions. Mr. Bigras also aspired to build a strong mechanical services company across North America, and with the acquisitions of Ainsworth, Airtron and other smaller mechanical companies in the past few years, his goal has been achieved. Mr. Bigras holds certificates in finance and management from École des Hautes Études commerciales in Montréal.


  • CEO

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