Management team

Meet members of the management team.


Denis Parrot


Having earned a degree in surveying and mapping from Université Laval in 1981, Denis began his career working in those fields around the world for five years. He then completed graduate studies in Fredericton, New Brunswick, where he earned a master’s in satellite geodesy. With a passion for his area of expertise, Denis has been involved since 1991 in a host of projects that employ geospatial information to meet the specific needs of various markets and users. Denis currently supervises administrative and financial services as well as GNSS development activities of Effigis.

Claude Levasseur

Senior Vice-President – Geospatial & Asset Management

Claude has a bachelor’s in geomatics from Laval University, where he was also trained in Computer Science. He has worked mainly on conducting large projects involving the use of geographic information systems (GIS) applied to areas such as surveying and infrastructure management, particularly in the areas of cable television, telecommunications and energy distribution. At Effigis, Claude manages the Geospatial & Asset Management Division and is responsible for the company’s ISO 9001: 2015 quality system. In 2016, Claude was awarded the Gaia Award by the Canadian Institute of Geomatics in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the field of geomatics in Quebec. Claude has been a member of the Ordre des arpenteurs-géomètres du Québec since 1984. He is also Director – Quebec Region of Professional Surveyors Canada.

Mathieu Benoit

Vice-President – Earth Observation

Mathieu has worked for Effigis since 1993. After holding positions as technical manager, project manager and director of applications, he is now managing the Earth Observation Department. With his passion for geomatics, he is especially involved in remote sensing applied to land management, natural resource inventory and topographic mapping, in a development and production context. Mathieu has a solid background in planning and managing local and international Earth Observation projects. He has a B.A.Sc. in geomatics from Université Laval and an MBA from Université de Sherbrooke.

Mark Ericson

Vice-President, Business Development

As Vice-President, Business Development for CPAT FLEX products, Mark is responsible for the leadership of the CPAT FLEX Product sales team, developing new business opportunities and participating in the creation of customized solutions to meet customer needs. Mark is a well-known figure in the CATV industry with 20 years of experience. In the early to mid-2000 he was instrumental in starting and growing ECAM group. Within the industry, he has also held Sales and Business Development positions with Tyco, Andrew (Comscope) and Alpha Technologies. He holds a masters’ degree in technology management from Mercer University.


Christian Nadeau

Senior Director – Earth Observation

Christian has nearly 20 years of experience in the field of Earth observation. With Effigis since January 2019 as Senior Director – Earth Observation, he brings knowledge and expertise in several fields of application, including geology, agriculture, energy, maritime transport, and natural resources. He has worked mainly in the private sector, but also in the academic and government sectors. Christian strongly believes that collaboration and building lasting relationships are the foundation of trusted business relationships. He studied at Université de Sherbrooke, where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Physics and a Master’s degree in Geography with a specialization in Remote Sensing.

Lucie Adam

Director, Product Management – CPAT FLEX

Lucie has had a long career with industry-leading telecommunications service providers, evolving in various departments such as technology and engineering, architecture, operations, marketing and product development. She is recognized for her overall vision on issues and her ability to foster collaboration within multidisciplinary teams. Using this experience, Lucie intends to evolve and develop CPAT FLEX products and solutions to meet the future needs of Effigis’ customers. Lucie has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineerings Physics from the Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal, and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering – Optical Communications from the University of Ottawa. She is also a member of the Ordre des Ingenieurs du Quebec.

Manon Blackburn

Operations Director – Geospatial & Asset Management

Manon has a B.Sc. in geomatics from Université Laval. She has been involved since 2000 in the design and use of geographic information systems applied to, among other areas, surveys of public service network infrastructures. Backed by her experience on large projects in that field, she is responsible for monitoring and developing processes and supervising operations. Over the years, she has built up solid experience in data processing and management by having, among other activities, implemented a geographic information system applied to project management.

Ralph Ciarla

Raffaele Ciarla

Director, Sales and Customer Support

Ralph is an experienced global sales and marketing professional with a long history of working in the telecommunications industry. He is skilled in channel partner management, customer service, sales, business development, customer relationship management, and customer satisfaction. In his capacity of Director at Effigis, Ralph ensures that clients experience the highest level of satisfaction. He manages internal and external sales, directs customer service and support functions, and contributes to planning CPAT FLEX marketing activities. He is a graduate in Business Management from Concordia University.

Ronnie Flannery-Guy

Ronnie Flannery-Guy

Director, Business Development – Geospatial & Asset Management

In his capacity, Ronnie’s role is to develop the Canadian market for Effigis’ Geospatial & Asset Management Division. Ronnie has been active in the field of underground network and asset management IT for nearly 20 years. Being curious and dynamic with a positive attitude, he is deeply committed to building and fostering long-term relationships with clients.

Denis Gervais

Engineering Director

Denis is a civil engineer who graduated from École Polytechnique de Montréal (UdeM). Since 1991, he has contributed to the growth of Effigis by carrying out innovative projects based on automated processing and validation processes. Since July 2000, as Engineering Director of the Products Division, he manages the orientation, development and production of the various CPAT modules, an embedded monitoring solution for radiation and capture in cable networks. In addition, Denis coordinates the maintenance and improvement activities of the company’s ISO 9001 quality management system.

Claire Gosselin

Manager, Research & Development

As Manager, Research & Development, Claire has been working in the remote sensing/geomatics field for over 25 years. Following a five-year stint with the United Nations in Bangkok as spatial technology application specialist, she developed the geomatics market in Southeast Asia for Canadian companies for ten years. Claire joined Effigis in 2008. She focuses on the development and management of R & D projects. She is also involved in the international market development.

Nicos Keable-Vézina

Director, Precision Agriculture

Passionate and result-oriented, Nicos started his career as a consultant, then in business development. He has worked for several organizations, including for the corporate sector, government agencies, and startups in Canada and Switzerland. He now leads the product management of FieldApex and develops strategic partnerships in precision agriculture around FieldApex at Effigis Geo-Solutions. Nicos completed an agronomic bachelor’s degree and a MBA.

Caroline Pilon

Finance and Administration Director

Caroline has a Bachelor of Business Administration, with a specialization in finance, from HEC Montréal, and is a Certified Management Accountant in the Ordre des CMA. Backed by 13 years of experience in the information technology and consulting sectors, Caroline joined Effigis in 2011. Her previous jobs have given her extensive experience in the implementation of financial systems and internal controls and in corporate acquisitions and sales. Caroline manages the Finance and Administration Department for Effigis.