Major appoints new CEO

Major Wire Industries Limited, wholly owned subsidiary of Haver & Boecker, is getting a new CEO. President and CEO, Jean Leblond, has retired as of the January 31st, 2016 after 26 years of service as owner of the company.

Taking over is Alain Durand, who was the vice-president of international sales. “Major has grown significantly and succeeded under Jean’s leadership,” said Durand. “I am grateful that the succession process allowed me to work with him. I share his belief in the power of people, and in his unwavering commitment to customers. We will build upon the strong foundation he has helped to create.”

Durand was chosen after a search by the board of directors.

“Alain has deep expertise in business development and the mining industry, and we have every confidence that he will continue his record of success in his new role at Major,” stated board chair Walter Haver, who is also the co-managing director of Haver & Boecker.

Durand holds degree from the University of Quebec and has held a license as a certified management accountant. He brings to Major Wire a strong background, with more than 20 years of experience in the mining industry, with Rio Tinto and Noranda, involving global management, strategic planning, operations management and finance.

Durand has taken over his new duties on February 1st, 2016.

Jean Leblond's Retirement

Please join us in extending our best wishes to Mr. Jean Leblond, who has retired as President and CEO from Major Wire Industries Ltd., effective January 31st, 2016.

Jean purchased Major Wire 25 years ago with the goal of making MAJOR an industry leader in our segment of the aggregate, mining and recycle markets. His vision, strategy and dedication are the pillars of his legacy and they will continue to propel us forward as the forerunner in our markets in future years.

Jean is an entrepreneur and an incredible leader. He is also a personal mentor for many of MAJOR's past and present members. We thank this remarkable man, and wish him success in all his future endeavours.

André Mathieu

For those of you who have not had the chance to meet our latest addition to the MAJOR family, join us in welcoming André Mathieu.

André Mathieu was hired as our Business Development Manager to develop our markets in Central America, Asia Pacific, Northern Africa and the Middle-East, as well as increasing market shares in countries where MAJOR already has established dealers.

Visit us at booth H6.B10 Indoor at Bauma Conexpo Africa, this September 15-18, 2015 at Expo Center in Johannesburg


John Pelser joins MAJOR

Candiac, Quebec, Canada – MAJOR is pleased to announce the appointment of John Pelser as the new MAJOR Territory Manager for Africa Sub-Sahara.

John has over 10 years of experience in the quarrying and mining industry. He previously acted as the Account Manager for all Halco Rock Tool Products in Southern Africa. He also managed the total Parts Business & Aftermarket Support for the UGHRM rock tools, at Sandvik for the Western Limb Project in South Africa. He also acted as Rock Tools Contract Manager for Boart Longyear.

Since 2011, he hold a postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration and Management from the University of the Witwatersrand.

John has the mandate to support the development of the dealer network in Africa Sub-Sahara and increase sales of Flex-Mat®3 and OptimumWire® in all of market segments; aggregate, mining, recycle, energy.

We welcome John and wish him much success in your responsibilities with MAJOR

For more information, you can reach John Pelser at +27 81 010 5163 or by email

MAJOR’s presence in AFRICA

With more than 130 years in business, MAJOR’s Canadian headquarter  is far more than just an innovative screen media manufacturer—we are your partner dedicated to helping you achieve maximum screening performance so African quarries and mines can produce the most spec material for the least cost possible.

We take great pride in helping our African customers to achieve their production goals in aggregate, mining, recycle, asphalt, slag, green waste, top soil and other related materials.

MAJOR is the pound manufacturer of  Flex-Mat® 3 a Self-Cleaning Screen Media and OptimumWire®, the industry’s strongest woven wire. They have been created in varying lengths for each product to best meet your needs.

Flex-Mat® 3  High-Performance Screen Media revolutionized the way operations screen material in 1996. Available for tensionedand modularscreen decks, Flex-Mat® 3 is constructed of distinctive lime-green polyurethane strips that bond independently vibrating wires. Benefits include:

·       Increases material throughput by up to 40%

·       Provides up to 30% more screen capacity than traditional woven wire and up to 50%         more than traditional polyurethane and rubber panels

·       Virtually eliminates blinding, pegging and clogging

·       Minimizes downtime spent cleaning/replacing screen media

·       Last up to 3 times longer than traditional woven wire

·       Has been proven in more than 25,000 applications worldwide


Flex-Mat® 3 provides benefits on every screen box deck: eliminating near-size pegging on top decks, producing cleaner retained product through the middle decks and preventing fine material blinding on bottom decks.

MAJOR is ISO 9001:2008 registered.

For more information, contact Major Wire Industries Limited, 225 North Montcalm Blvd., Candiac, Quebec, Canada J5R 3L6; telephone: +1-450- 659-7681; fax: 450-659-5570; email: info@majorwire.ccor visit our website at

MAJOR’s Authorized Dealer in Africa

MAJOR’s screen media, Flex-Mat® 3 and OptimumWire® are available at our Authorized Dealer:

23C Benazouz Kolea
(Wilaya de Tipaza) Algeria
+213 24 488 214


South Africa

ELB Equipment

Anderbolt, Boksburg

+27 (0)11 306-0700



SMICE International
38 Accra-tema Motorway Industrial Area
Spintex Road, Accra, Ghana
+233 (0) 21-810068