Alex Carruthers

Executive Director, Made in Montréal

Alex is Co-founder of Made in Montréal and now serves as Executive Director. As a trained paper maker and former employee at Papeterie Saint-Armand – a proud member of Montreal’s community of manufacturers – Alex developed an interest in manufacturing in contemporary urban contexts. Alex went on to pursue his enthusiasm for urban manufacturing and local economies at university, and has a Bachelors in Urban Planning from Concordia and a Masters in Urban Planning from McGill, where he focused his research on Montreal’s manufacturers. In addition to working as a manufacturer on the Lachine Canal, Alex has also worked within Montreal’s business development sector, at the Société de développement du boulevard Saint-Laurent and with RESO – le Regroupement économique et social du sud-ouest.