Most Worshipful Brother Paul Henri Mailhot was born in Montreal on 8 January 1944 and received his education in Montreal and later in Sherbrooke when his family moved there in 1952. He graduated from the Sherbrooke Institute of Technology in Electronics in 1964. He is currently President of Cigentec Inc, a power electronics designer, manufacturer and systems integrator, a company he founded in 1974. M.W. Bro. Maihot and Lyse Mercier were married in 1970 and have lived in Hudson, Quebec for the past twenty years.
M.W. Bro. Mailhot was initiated at Victoria Lodge 16, St-Francis District, on 14 February 1989. He was Master of his mother Lodge three times: In 1993, 1994 and 1996. He was President of the Victoria Masonic Temple Corporation from 1993 to 2001. Mandated by the stake holders of the Corporation he organized the sale of its property near the end of his last term.
He affiliated with Westmount Lodge 76 in December of 1989 where he was Master in 1995 and Treasurer from 1998 to 2000. He also served on its finance committee at different times. He was Vice-Chairman and then Chairman of the Masonic Study Club when it met at Victoria Hall in Westmount. He later affiliated with Hudson Lodge 98 in Hudson, where he has lived since 1991.
M.W. Bro. Mailhot began his service to Grand Lodge when he was elected Senior Grand Warden in 2000. He then continued his service when he was appointed Grand Secretary in 2001, remaining in that Office until 2009. In 2009 he was elected and in 2010 re-elected to the Office of Deputy Grand Master. In 2011 he was elected to the Office of Grand Master.
In 2002 he served on the Grand Lodge Ad-hoc committee formed to re-draft the by-laws of the Masonic Foundation of Quebec.
As Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Quebec he was active in the All Canada Conference of Grand Lodges and District Grand Lodge. He was elected as its Treasurer in 2003 and re-elected in 2004.
During his tenure as Grand Secretary he was also active in the Conference of Grand Secretaries in North America and served on its Audit Committee in 2004. He became chairman of the Audit Committee in 2006. He also served on the Banquet Committee of the same Conference in 2005.
He is a 32¬° Scottish Rite Mason and a member of the Royal Order of Scotland. He is also Grand Representative of the Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon and of the Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia.