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.
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.
VP of Engineering
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.
VP of Product Management & 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.
Director of Operations
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.
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.
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.
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.
Director of Sales Americas
Adam Schmidt joined Robotiq in 2018 and oversees sales and support in the Americas. With over 15 years of industrial sales and automation experience, he's focused on building a high-tech sales organization and developing a strategic vision for both North and South America.
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.
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 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.