April 25, 2019
Notice of Appointment – Gabriel Éthier, Chief Operating Officer
[MONTREAL, April 25, 2019] Jean Bélanger, President, and Lise Laforce, Executive Vice-President of OPAL-RT Technologies, are pleased to announce the appointment of Gabriel Éthier as Chief Operating Officer.
[MONTREAL, April 25, 2019] Jean Bélanger, President, and Lise Laforce, Executive Vice-President of OPAL-RT Technologies, are pleased to announce the appointment of Gabriel Éthier as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Éthier’s role will be to maintain corporate integrity and ensure that the company’s operations and development meet quality expectations while respecting the core values and direction defined by the Board of Directors.
He will secure the company’s financial future using the resources at his disposal, while actively managing the various departments under his leadership (Operations/Production, System Integration, Quality Assurance and Continuous Improvement, TICS, and Human Resources).
In his career, Mr. Éthier has held high-level positions in several Canadian and International companies, including Transamerica Commercial Finance, Bombardier Capital, Desjardins and Textron Financial. He was directly involved in the development and implementation of business units whose main customers we OEMs and their distribution networks. Mr. Éthier has a Bachelor’s in business administration and a teaching certificate from the Université de Laval. He also completed the Business Strategy course, part of Queen University’s Executive Program. In addition to his position at OPAL_RT Technologies, he is also a part-time lecturer in International Management at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management.
Headquartered in Montreal, OPAL-RT Technologies has provided high-performance real-time simulation technology and engineering services since 1997. OPAL-RT’s customer base includes industry leaders, universities, and research centers within the automotive, aerospace, educational, power electronics and power system industries. Over the last two decades, OPAL-RT has emerged as a world leader in the area of electromagnetic system simulation by providing powerful and open systems, which allow users to rapidly research, develop and/or test their latest and products or concepts in a safe environment. OPAL-RT Technologies has subsidiaries in France, India, China and USA.