About the team

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OUR TEAM

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SAMUEL BOUCHARD

CEO & CO-FOUNDER

Samuel Bouchard co-founded the company in 2008, he holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and a bachelor in Engineering Physics from Laval University. He is a regular speaker at international events on robotics technology and business. 

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JEAN-PHILIPPE JOBIN

CTO & CO-FOUNDER

Jean-Philippe co-founded Robotiq with Samuel in 2008. As CTO, he leads the R&D team to develop, produce and support our robotic solutions, from hardware to software. He is also involved in recruiting new technical talents and identifying appealing new technologies. As a member of the ISO committee on robot safety, he contributes in defining the next safety standards for collaborative robots.

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KARINE SIMARD

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

Karine is a journalism-school graduate turned marketer with a side-step in sales and the addition of an MBA to complete her understanding of business. She cares about team dynamics, marketing and generating quality leads for her teammates in sales. She strives to bring sales and marketing teams together into one happy revenue-generating machine.

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ÉTIENNE SAMSON

TECHNICAL SUPPORT MANAGER

Étienne is the person that makes sure your Robotiq solution is working like it should be. He also offers technical support and training to our partners (while he is not out riding his bike somewhere in the world).

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ANNICK MOTTARD

TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Annick graduated from Laval University with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. She completed her internships in a robotic research lab. Annick’s main goal is to offer technical support concerning Robotiq’s products and their application. This former track and field athlete will make sure you get all the support and information needed to make your Robotiq solution work efficiently.  

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TOMMY ROCHETTE

PRODUCTION MANAGER

Tommy has more than 10 years of experience in production management and supply chain management. In his previous job in the manufacturing industry, he implemented lean manufacturing & product reliability from the Toyota Way. Since he overlooks quality in the production department, he makes sure that all purchases are done correctly to provide customers a quality that meets expectations. Tommy's team focuses on product quality and production throughput.

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OLIVIER VACHON

DIRECTOR, HUMAN RESOURCES & ADMINISTRATION

Olivier overlooks the administrative and accounting activities as well as IT operations. He also focuses on building a strong team aligned with Robotiq's culture; you will most likely see him if you come in for a job. Adding 10 years of experience in human resources to his Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Relations from Laval University, Olivier is known for his pragmatic and businesslike approach while constantly keeping Robotiq's growth in the back of his mind.

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ENGINEERS TEAM

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NICOLAS HARDY

Nicolas Hardy is a mechanical engineer with an MBA who has been working since 2000 in the manufacturing industry. He has an experience in R&D, technical support and sales management. The family culture is something he really enjoys at Robotiq. He is always looking to find a solution to help customers, just like reaching the right holds when doing rock climbing!

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CATHERINE BERNIER

Catherine Bernier is a mechanical engineer with a solid background in manufacturing processes, production management and business management. Between two skydiving jumps, she is focused on bringing the right solution to Robotiq's customers and allowing them to increase their productivity through simple Plug & Play automation.

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TYLER BERRYMAN

Tyler Berryman is a mechanical engineer with a background in manufacturing processes in the aerospace, defense, and medical industries. Just like in his fly fishing trips, he is focused on the task and delivers the best possible solution for Robotiq's customers.

 

 

 
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FANNY BORGEAT

EVENTS AND COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

After three years in customer service and administration, Fanny joined Robotiq's team as the events and communications coordinator. Fanny is the essential link between the marketing team and the market: her role is to amplify Robotiq's message, brand and core values across our media, our channel partners, and the industrial automation world.

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