February 21, 2023
Notice of appointment: Pierre-Francois Allaire – Executive General Manager
[MONTREAL, February 21, 2023] - Jean Bélanger, CEO and CTO, and Lise Laforce, Executive Vice President of OPAL-RT TECHNOLOGIES, are pleased to announce Pierre-François Allaire as the newly appointed Executive General Manager, effective March 15, 2023. As EGM, Pierre-François will lead all departments and take ownership of daily operations at the company. Jean Bélanger will continue as President and CTO to ensure technology remains the backbone of OPAL-RT's global strategy.
[MONTREAL, February 21, 2023] – Jean Bélanger, CEO and CTO, and Lise Laforce, Executive Vice President of OPAL-RT TECHNOLOGIES, are pleased to announce Pierre-François Allaire as the newly appointed Executive General Manager, effective March 15, 2023. As EGM, Pierre-François will lead all departments and take ownership of daily operations at the company. Jean Bélanger will continue as President and CTO to ensure technology remains the backbone of OPAL-RT’s global strategy.
Pierre-Francois holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and an MBA. He has more than 19 years of experience within OPAL-RT, including 18 years leading sales and marketing, operations, and support. His 360° vision and in-depth understanding of the business, OPAL-RT’s products, and the market have enabled him to play a decisive role in the company’s growth and performance, both locally and internationally.
“Pierre-François’ business sense and leadership skills are unmatched. His work has greatly contributed to the success and growth of OPAL-RT TECHNOLOGIES. Beyond the sales and distribution networks he has built, his strength as a strategist, communicator and negotiator enabled him to create valuable partnerships without which we would not be where we are today” said Jean Bélanger, CEO and CTO of OPAL-RT TECHNOLOGIES. “By working hand in hand with his peers, I am confident that Pierre-Francois will lead the company to new and unparalleled heights.”
“I have been working at OPAL-RT for the past 20 years and I fell in love with HIL simulation right from the get-go. Today, at 43 years old, I’ve taken a moment to appreciate what an honor it’s been to work and learn at OPAL-RT and make it my home and my family” said Pierre-François Allaire, Sales and Marketing Vice President of OPAL-RT TECHNOLOGIES. “What Jean Bélanger and Lise Laforce have built is truly incredible and I am proud to be part of a company that stimulates innovation and promotes Quebec engineering worldwide. I will bring all my energy to this new position and am fully committed to carrying out OPAL-RT’s mission and vision.”
With more than 350 employees worldwide, OPAL-RT TECHNOLOGIES continues to grow across its key industries, including power systems, automotive, aerospace and power electronics. With a strong executive team in place, OPAL-RT’s founders are confident that, together, they will be able to carry the torch for years to come and assure the company’s sustainability.
About OPAL-RT TECHNOLOGIES
OPAL-RT (opal-rt.com) is a world leader in real-time simulation and Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) testing equipment. Since 1997, OPAL-RT has empowered engineers and researchers with accessible, cutting-edge, and customized real-time simulation technology to accelerate the development of better products and more reliable energy transmission.
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Genevieve Deschamps, Communication Business Partner | OPAL-RT TECHNOLOGIES