Alicia Woods

Alicia started working in the mining and supply service sector in 2000 as part of the then family owned business, Marcotte Mining.  There she held a number of positions from administrative to sales and marketing while studying business administration at Cambrian College.  In September 2008 she joined MacLean Engineering where she played an integral role in enhancing the Company’s presence in the mining industry while building corporate relationships as Director of Sales - North America.  As the first female board of director for SAMSAA, Alicia echoes the organization’s mission to promote the strength of Sudbury’s mining and supply industry.

She’s also a strong advocate in encouraging more young women to consider a career in the industry.  Part of promoting that field means creating an environment that acknowledges and then accommodates gender specific differences.  Being in the mining supply and service sector since 2000, Alicia identified a need for women’s specific garments and tools.  As a result she created Covergalls Workwear, the Sudbury-designed and Canadian-manufactured coverall tailored specifically for a women’s physique and needs.  The Covergall, along with a growing line of workwear designed by Alicia, is sold across the country.  Interest in the product has been overwhelmingly positive since her appearance on CBC’s Dragons Den, with garments purchased by mining companies as far north as the Yukon and overseas in Russia.

ecently, she returned to Marcotte Mining to assume the position of General Manager.  Alicia has been named a Woman of Distinction by YWCA, Entrepreneur of the Year by Influential Women of Northern Ontario and the recipient of 40 under 40 by Northern Ontario Business and the Innovation Award by BPW.  Alicia lives in Sudbury with her husband and two children.