Richard Duquette

President, CEO, Senior Mechanical Design Specialist

Richard brings over 35-years of extensive experience as a Mechanical Design Specialist in Structural, Civil and Mechanical design, in the pulp and paper and mining industries and heavy industrial equipment supply and distribution.

His experience in detailed design engineering includes: piping, pump design, chutework, ductwork, structural layout, equipment installation, material handling equipment and HVAC design. He also has a vast experience and knowledge with all types of AutoCAD drafting design software.

Richard is a knowledgeable and ambitious mechanical professional. In 2000, Richard founded KAD Industrial Services Inc. (KAD) and has been providing his clients with quality heavy industrial product solutions ever since. Richard has numerous contacts in the industrial material distribution field and has aided in a variety of industrial sectors around the world throughout his career. Richard, Mike and Cooper have been working together for 5-years in the consulting engineering industry and have recently joined forces at KAD. At KAD, Richard manages and oversees all operations. He specializes in the selection and distribution of quality heavy industrial equipment such as pumps (slurry, process, submersible, mine dewatering barge pumping systems, etc.), mine ventilation equipment, rock breakers, piping, mineral processing equipment, as well as replacement parts for all of the abovementioned equipment. He is committed to developing and maintaining lasting relationships with our customers by treating them with respect, personal care and taking into consideration each of their specific needs while working together to bring our project needs to life. Our customers can rest assured that Richard will meet the requirements of any project with reliable services, cost efficiency and high-quality products. As our customer, you will receive our dependability and reliability, unsurpassed by any other firm of our type in the world.


• Piping Design
• Pump Design and Selection
• Plant Design; Mechanical and Structural Layout
• Asset Condition Assessments
• Construction Management
• Equipment Specifications
• CAD Software


1987 – Mechanical Engineering Technology – Kirkland Lake College