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About the Team

Management

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 in 2008. With his strong experience in engineering and arts he followed his passion for creation and technologies. As a member of the ISO committee on collaborative robot safety, he contributes in defining the next safety standards for collaborative robots.

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Karine Simard

Director of Sales Support

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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Pascal Demers

Finance Director

Pascal holds the CPA-CMA designation and has more than 15 years of experience in various financial positions. He began as an analyst and subsequently held controlling positions and acted as project manager in ERP implementation. As finance director, he ensures that Robotiq has the financial resources to grow.

Nicolas Lauzier

R&D Director

Nicolas Lauzier has been working with collaborative robots for more than a decade. During his PhD in robotics, he developed ways to improve safety for rail-suspended robots working alongside humans. Since he joined Robotiq in 2011, he has been involved in various software development projects. He is now in charge of building a world class R&D team and develop products which solve the challenges of our customers.

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Tommy Rochette

Production Director

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.

Annie Giguère

Director Product Management and Marketing

Annie Giguère has over ten years of experience in the management of product and marketing teams. She specializes in the development of synergies between the two groups, thus fostering advancement that brings value to the customer, and ensuring a smooth transition towards Robotiq's sales teams. Holding a bachelor of marketing, Annie also completed a Master of Science degree to deepen her knowledge of the ""product"" side of marketing.

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Sales Territory Directors

Stéphane Vigot

E.M-E.A.

Stéphane has over 25 years of experience in management positions in departments such as sales, marketing and customer service. He developed a valuable expertise in international markets by spending 20 years in the technology industry, with a healthcare and telecom background. He specializes in strategic planning, product management and business development.

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Channel Sales Managers

Michel Beauchemin

Michel was an aerospace mechanical technician with over 15 years of experiences in 3D Scanning, Design Engineering and solution sales before joining Robotiq’s Team. Between two ski trips, he focuses on bringing the right solution to Robotiq’s customers and allowing them to increase their productivity through simple Plug & Play automation.

Kim Nollner

Kim has over twenty five years experience in industrial automation and distribution management. He has worked with many leading automation companies in the manufacturing industry and has a passion for focused distribution partners. Kim is responsible for managing the Robotiq channel partners in the Southeast USA.

Laurence Belhumeur

Laurence has an interesting background in International Business Development as well as having contributed to the internationalization of some of Quebec’s small and medium companies. Laurence’s main responsibilities are to source new sales opportunities as well as qualifying leads in the Americas and Asia by understanding customers’ needs and requirements.

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Jacky Hui

Holding a MBA focused in Global Business from Laval University, Jacky has participated in the internationalization of several Chinese, African and Canadian firms. Originally from Hong Kong and having lived in various countries, he has developed skills in multilingualism and has become familiar with the business world. Currently, at Robotiq, he is responsible for finding new sales opportunities in Asia-Pacific.

Leif Möller

Leif Möller has a bachelor in industrial engineering with several years of experience in the automation industry. As our Channel Sales Manager for the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland), Leif Möller is definitely one of Robotiq’s social butterflies. He enjoys meeting new people in addition to nourishing his relationships with existing colleagues, partners, friends, and family.

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Josh Davis

Meet Josh Davis, who has joined our team in Channel Management for the Western US territory. Josh has an impressive background in the Collaborative Robot industry and enjoys utilizing his experiences to help consult with customers and distributors alike. He is no stranger to the lean robotics methodology, so please feel free to reach out and book a presentation with your organization today!

Inside Sales Specialists

François Thibodeau

Frank has 12 years of experience as an Inside Sales Specialist in technologies. He's driven by helping others in any way he can and will go the extra mile to ensure the right solution is at hand. At home he is a very diverse individual; he likes everything in between extreme sports and music, and enjoys spending quality time with his family.

Élisabeth Ste-Marie

A speaker of four languages with a master's degree in international management, Élisabeth is fueled by new discoveries, constantly raising the bar and getting involved. Traveling is an opportunity for her to immerse herself in a new culture, to learn a new language or to embark on a new challenge such as hiking Machu Picchu or skiing the Aiguille du Midi. She is always looking for new enriching experiences to brighten up her range of stories to share.

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Eugénie Lachance

After completing a Bachelor's degree in Consumer Science, Eugenie gained several years of experience in customer service and account management, particularly within the sports industry. She is very creative and always has her head filled with an abundance of new projects and she does everything possible to achieve them. At Robotiq, she is available to help Central European customers carry out their automation projects.

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Adina Teusan

Adina first started her career in education, having trained as a teacher in her native Romania, and later on discovered her interest in sales. She came to this via an MA in European Business from Oxford Brookes University to which she later on added a Certificate in Marketing from Laval University. Adina likes talking to customers from different cultures and regions and finds it most rewarding being able to help them discover a solution for their needs.

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Xin Shu

Holding an MBA in business management from Laval University, Xin Shu is passionate about global business and multicultural communications. She has a strong background in international business development, translation, journalism and linguistics. At Robotiq, she enjoys contacting customers and qualifying business opportunities for partners in the Asia-Pacific region.

Technical Support

David Gariépy

David’s strong background in welding robots comes from running his own robotic welding subcontracting company for 4 years. He has managed many robotic integration projects before joining our integration coaches team.

Alain Trudel

Meet Alain, part of our technical training team. Trained as and electrotechnician, and later as a field technician, he possesses good technical knowledge and experience in mechanical engineering and manufacturing. Alain as a background of more than 15 years as a technical trainer and an electrotechnician teacher. Travel is his passion, so he is always looking forward to go and meet Robotiq’s partners.

David Gouffé

David Gouffé has a BA in automated manufacturing engineering from ÉTS. Although proficient in fuzzy logic, neuronal networks and artificial vision, he specializes in robotics. Integrating plug and play components has become instrumental in completing numerous projects throughout his career. David likes industrial robots for payloads up to 1,300 kg, but prefers a cobot mounted with Robotiq products when the opportunity arises.

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Benoit Castets

After spending eight years working as a sales engineer in the automotive industry in Japan, Benoit joined Robotiq in 2018 to help Asian customers overcome technical difficulties and moving ahead in their projects. His highest satisfaction is to see the success of his customers. With an electromechanical background, Benoit enjoys playing with technology and designing innovative solutions.

Marc-Antoine Gauthier

Marc-Antoine is a mechanical engineer with a background in automation, vision inspection, and traceability in the pharmaceutical and medical industries. He is always looking for new challenges, professionally and personally. He is not afraid of adapting himself and trying new things. That is why he likes to travel and experience new cultures. Besides ice hockey, skydiving, motocross and ultimate Frisbee, Marc-Antoine loves to spend time with his family and friends.

Human resources

Victor Ferland

Victor Ferland works as HR and Hiring Advisor at Robotiq. He received his education from Laval University, from which he holds a Bachelor of Administration. He begins his career in an industrial company in Quebec City before taking part in the opening of a store with worldwide reach; he then decides to reorient towards new challenges. For Victor, Robotiq is an unparalleled source of motivation and learning. Surrounded by a dynamic team and inspiring colleagues, he strives to find solutions satisfactory to all, and to interact with all stakeholders at Robotiq. What he likes most in life? Teamwork! Whether he is playing hockey or working at Robotiq, his goal is to move the team forward.

Andréanne Pichette

Andréanne has graduated in industrial relations at Laval University, she takes care of recruitment and Robotiq’s DNA. Her mission is to attract and retain the best candidates in the team. Former professional athlete in mountain biking, Andréanne will probably be your first point of contact if you apply for a job.

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Pascale Boulet

Pascale Boulet works as HR and Hiring Advisor at Robotiq. At the same time, Pascale would begin her MBA studies in strategic project management at Laval University, and hold a Hiring and Staffing Advisor position in the industrial market. Her discipline and constant desire to raise the bar allows her to push back her limits and take up challenges such as running a marathon, visiting India and traveling solo across Australia. The next challenge on her list? Contribute to the growth of Robotiq by finding the best people out there and building a great team.

Field Marketing and public relations coordinator

Catherine Elie

Catherine graduated from Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia with a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing and has a background in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. Her passion for exploring has led her to sail the Atlantic Ocean, visiting over 25 countries and move across Canada. She continued her studies at Laval University and has made Quebec City home. Catherine strives to bring proactive strategic thinking to the marketing team to generate creative solutions for Robotiq and the company’s global network of partners.