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Leadership

Leading the Way with Real-Time Simulation

OPAL-RT’s executive leadership team possesses expertise and experience in research and development, business strategy and executive management. The company’s management group comprises recognized entrepreneurs, professional managers and technology innovators who are acknowledged leaders in the real-time simulation sector.

Jean built OPAL-RT with the vision of bringing high-end real-time simulation tools to all engineers and scientists. Today, under his direction and technological leadership, OPAL-RT has become a world-renown developer of state-of-the-art real-time simulators capable of simulating all types of mechanical and electrical systems. Before founding OPAL-RT, Jean led a successful career at Hydro-Québec and is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.

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Jean built OPAL-RT with the vision of bringing high-end real-time simulation tools to all engineers and scientists. Today, under his direction and technological leadership, OPAL-RT has become a world-renown developer of state-of-the-art real-time simulators capable of simulating all types of mechanical and electrical systems. Before founding OPAL-RT, Jean led a successful career at Hydro-Québec and is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.

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Jean Bélanger
Co-Founder, CEO and CTO

Lise acts as the Chief Financial Officer as well as Director of Human Resources, Administration and Legal. Her teams work hard to ensure the company’s longevity by emphasizing internal harmony. Lise strongly believes that our customers’ technological challenges motivate OPAL-RT’s entire organization and it gives its teams great pleasure to make the impossible, possible.

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Lise acts as the Chief Financial Officer as well as Director of Human Resources, Administration and Legal. Her teams work hard to ensure the company’s longevity by emphasizing internal harmony. Lise strongly believes that our customers’ technological challenges motivate OPAL-RT’s entire organization and it gives its teams great pleasure to make the impossible, possible.

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Lise Laforce
Co-Founder, Executive Vice-President and OPAL-RT Europe’s CEO

As the company’s financial controller, Mélanie leads all aspects of financial management, including corporate accounting, regulatory and reporting, budget and forecasts. She plays a key role by providing insightful information to all of OPAL-RT’s departments.

As the company’s financial controller, Mélanie leads all aspects of financial management, including corporate accounting, regulatory and reporting, budget and forecasts. She plays a key role by providing insightful information to all of OPAL-RT’s departments.

Mélanie Vaillancourt
Financial Controller

Under his leadership, OPAL-RT has set new records for sales, demonstrating its position as a leader in power electronics real-time simulation for the automotive, aerospace and industrial markets.

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Under his leadership, OPAL-RT has set new records for sales, demonstrating its position as a leader in power electronics real-time simulation for the automotive, aerospace and industrial markets.

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Pierre-François Allaire
Director, Sales & Marketing

With the support of his team, Christophe leads the company’s product vision and strategy, and strengthens the company’s leadership position in the real-time simulation industry. He is responsible for the product road maps, as well as for capitalizing on new market opportunities.

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With the support of his team, Christophe leads the company’s product vision and strategy, and strengthens the company’s leadership position in the real-time simulation industry. He is responsible for the product road maps, as well as for capitalizing on new market opportunities.

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Christophe Brayet
Director, Product Management Office

With quality and flexibility as its motto, Julie’s department guarantees on-time delivery while maintaining the necessary rigor and compliance with defined procedures.

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With quality and flexibility as its motto, Julie’s department guarantees on-time delivery while maintaining the necessary rigor and compliance with defined procedures.

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Julie Poirier
Director, Operations

With over 19 years experience in engineering, Yanique Martin plays a leading role in the development of advanced systems and products at OPAL-RT. Yanique graduated from the Université de Sherbrooke in B.ASc., Electrical Engineering, and holds a HEC Montréal Specialized Management Degree.

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With over 19 years experience in engineering, Yanique Martin plays a leading role in the development of advanced systems and products at OPAL-RT. Yanique graduated from the Université de Sherbrooke in B.ASc., Electrical Engineering, and holds a HEC Montréal Specialized Management Degree.

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Yanique Martin
Director, Research and Development

François Deudon defines and implements OPAL-RT’s strategy in Europe and Africa. With his team, he is responsible for handling business development, marketing and communication as well as insuring customers satisfaction by overseeing technical operations. François holds a MBA degree from HKUST business school and an Engineering degree from ESIEE Electrical engineering school.

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François Deudon defines and implements OPAL-RT’s strategy in Europe and Africa. With his team, he is responsible for handling business development, marketing and communication as well as insuring customers satisfaction by overseeing technical operations. François holds a MBA degree from HKUST business school and an Engineering degree from ESIEE Electrical engineering school.

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François Deudon
Managing Director, OPAL-RT Europe

Ravi is developing OPAL-RT’s techno-commercial strategy in the US, focusing on collaborative R&D with academia, national labs and industry. He brings 20 years of experience in real-time simulation in the aerospace, automotive and renewable energy sectors to the projects that he leads.

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Ravi is developing OPAL-RT’s techno-commercial strategy in the US, focusing on collaborative R&D with academia, national labs and industry. He brings 20 years of experience in real-time simulation in the aerospace, automotive and renewable energy sectors to the projects that he leads.

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Ravinder Venugopal, Ph. D.
Managing Director, OPAL-RT Germany

Girish’s team is responsible for handling operations for the entire Indian subcontinent and is equipped to handle pre-sales efforts from commissioning, training to post-sales support.

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Girish’s team is responsible for handling operations for the entire Indian subcontinent and is equipped to handle pre-sales efforts from commissioning, training to post-sales support.

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Girish Nanjundaiah
Managing Director, OPAL-RT India

Jean-Nicolas leads expert services and consulting activities at OPAL-RT. Under his guidance, his multidisciplinary team of experts offers assistance to the industry, by delivering advanced modeling, on-site or in-house testing and power system study services.

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Jean-Nicolas leads expert services and consulting activities at OPAL-RT. Under his guidance, his multidisciplinary team of experts offers assistance to the industry, by delivering advanced modeling, on-site or in-house testing and power system study services.

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Jean-Nicolas Paquin
Head of Division, Application eXpertise and Electrical Simulation (AXES)