Management Team

   IMG_1670         Rick Poulin, Cochrane, ON – CEO

Rick Poulin is our CEO and is responsible for executing and implementing the strategic vision sought out by the Moose Cree Group of Companies and its Board of Directors.  Mr. Poulin is a  professional     manager and has over 25 years of experience in human resources and senior management in the energy and forestry sectors, with expertise in human resources and public relations.  His past and present leadership skills play a big role in executing our capital expansion project and increasing employment within our company.


Dave Ristimaki, Cochrane, ON – Director of Finance




Marcel Lacasse, Cochrane, ON – Director of Operations

Marcel Lacasse is the Director of Operations for MCGC, where he oversees all forest management divisions and construction contracts.  Mr. Lacasse is a professional Operations Manager with great accomplishments within the forestry and above ground mining sectors.  Mr. Lacasse’s responsibilities are to manage the operations of MCGC forestry and construction operations.


Peter W. Wesley, Moose Factory, ON – Director of Properties Management

Peter is the Director of Properties Management of Complex RE Limited Partnership.  He was born and raised in Moose Factory and continues to live there with his family.

He has had the privilege of serving the membership of Moose Cree First Nation (MCFN) for approximately 11 years as a councillor.  During his term he also had the opportunity of sitting on various Boards and Committees representing the MCFN Chief & Council. This has helped him both personally and professionally; allowing him insight into the many issues facing the First Nation and its people.

Peter also enjoyed a varied work history from construction to holding Senior Management positions in various companies.  He was the Acting General Manager for the Moose Band Development Company for about three years and is capable of assisting in advancing the economic opportunities for the membership.


Charlie McDonald, Naples, FL – Manager


Charlie has been General Manager of Kesagami Wilderness Lodge since 1994.  Before managing Kesagami Lodge he had extensive outdoor and fishing experience working for Canadian Sport Fishing      Magazine as senior editor, appearing as a guest on episodes of Canadian Sport Fishing TV Show, contributing his fishing experience to six different books on fishing and heading up the Sport Fishing      Travel Network.  After taking over management of Kesagami Lodge, Charlie enriched his restaurant and hospitality management skills by helping to manage Michelbob’s Restaurant in Naples Florida.

He also owns an internationally awarded professional photography company and is known for his work with celebrities such as Billy Joel, Ted Nugent, Sugar Ray Leonard, and Shaquille O’Neil among  many others.



John Delean – Cochrane, ON – Manager/Chief Pilot

I am John Delean, Manager/Chief Pilot of Cochrane Air Services LP. I have been bush flying for over 35 years with 15,000 plus hours accident free. I am a avid fisherman and hunter which suits the  company well as I understand our customer needs and the beauty our area has to offer. Come fly with us!