The person who is credited with leading the restart of the Paper mill in Point Tupper has died.
Marc Dube was the Development Manager at Port Hawkesbury Paper and guided the operation from a ‘hot idle’ status to full production in 2012.
Dube took on a leadership role when Stern Partners’ company, Pacific West Commercial Corporation started the negotiation to acquire the former NewPage mill.
Universally respected by both employees and the community, the President of the Strait Area Chamber of Commerce says Dube’s death leaves a huge void in the community.
Richie Mann says Dube took his leadership role seriously, “The first thing that comes to my mind any time I think of Marc is leadership.” “He had great respect for his employees. It was very clear any time you talked to him that he was a leader but in his eyes they were all leaders and they all worked together to make the mill a success.”
Dube was involved in supporting several community organizations including chairing the Industrial Committee of the Strait Area Chamber of Commerce and was actively involved with the development of Destination Reeves Street in Port Hawkesbury.
Mann says Dube leaves a great legacy for those he worked with at Port Hawkesbury Paper, “Those people will see that he was successful and that he was respected and admired, I think they will want to carry on that tradition.”
Dube was diagnosed with cancer in the spring and died at his home in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario on August 9.
At age 59 he leaves behind his wife and three adult sons.