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 robot safety, he contributes in defining the next safety standards for collaborative robots.

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Julian Weinstock

VP Product Management & Innovation

Julian leads the product vision, strategy, and execution. He is passionate about building inspired products and brings to Robotiq more than two decades of experience at the intersection of business and technology. Prior to Robotiq, he managed enterprise cloud products at Open Market and Microsoft among others. Julian holds a B.Sc. in EE/CS from Technion and a M.Sc. in Management and technology from MIT.

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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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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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.

Étienne Samson

Technical Support Director

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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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.

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Channel Sales Managers

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 focuses 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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Patrick Vidal

Born in France, Patrick studied biology before jumping into the world of international trade. Speaking four languages, passionate about multicultural environments, he has lived in various countries before settling in Canada. Patrick has more than twenty years of experience in international trade and relations with business partners. He worked as a salesperson before joining the Robotiq team.

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.

Steven Chu

Meet Steven Chu, who has joined our team in Sales and Business development for Asia Pacific. Steven has an impressive background and experience in international business management and sales development with the Asian Market.

Integration Coaches And Technical Support

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 focuses on the task and delivers the best possible solution for Robotiq’s customers.

Louis Bergeron

Louis has a technical background in electrical engineering and holds a Bachelor in Automated Production Engineering. After 16 years as the founder, CEO and R&D director of a robotics integration company, he decided to make the switch and join our team of integration coaches.

Annick Mottard

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.

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.

Inside Sales Specialists

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.

Marie-Joël Bergeron

Marie-Joël is part of Robotiq’s internal sales team. After her graduation in physics, she acquired strong experience in international business to help high tech companies build a stronger relationship with customers. This triathlon and cooking lover is committed to answer your questions and to qualify the best leads in Europe for Robotiq partners.

Communications And Events

David Maltais

Communications and Public Relations Coordinator

After a few years working as a journalist, David switched to corporate communications and medias relations. He focuses on spreading Robotiq’s voice around the world via medias, partners and influencers of the automation and manufacturing industries.

Fanny Borgeat

Events Coordinator

After many years in customer service and administration, Fanny joined Robotiq’s team as the events 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 channel partners and the industrial automation world.

Human resources

Andréanne Pichette

Events Coordinator

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.