Maurice Asselin

Screen Shot 2022-06-20 at 1.56.57 PM “Moe”

Moe attended Saint Anselm College, MIT, and New Hampshire University, where he received a degree in Chemical  Engineering.

He worked in the paper industry at many levels until he retired as Vice-President of Major Projects with Champion International (now: International Paper).

His area of expertise was coated paper. He was assigned to head significant paper mills expansions such as the Sartell Paper Mill in Minnesota or new (green field) mills such as Quinnesec paper mill, a leading North American producer of graphic and specialty papers, packaging, and pulp, established in 1985, funded by Warren Buffet of Berkshire Hathaway, in Michigan.

The Quinnesec Mill has continued to thrive as the economic anchor of Dickinson County for more than three decades. Since 2001, the mill has been certified as an Occupational Safety and Health Administration Star facility under the Michigan Voluntary Protection Program (MVPP). The MVPP Star award is the state’s highest recognition for workplace safety programs and performance.

As a Trustee of Saint John University, he also experienced the need for college education for engineers up close. Today,  Moe serves on The Council of the Golden Anselmians.

His retirement days were rarely spent on the golf course, but he was busy with his personal and other major building projects. A talented woodworker as well, he builds fine furniture in his own shop. (see Photo Gallery). After losing his first wife Sylvia Asselin, in 2004, he remarried Nicolette Asselin in 2007. Together they continued building additional important public benefit projects. Ref.

As he was unhappy and bored at one of the 5-star assisted living on Cape Cod, he chose to participate as an advisor with his wife Nicolette Asselin, a retired physician involved in research with The Oasis Institute, for the building of Oasis Brewster. He helped bring to life a new concept to assist people in staying active, living purposeful lives, and remaining at home. See him hard at work building in the last three years of his life. (see Photo Gallery)

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