Meet members of the management team.
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.
Senior Vice-President – Geospatial & Asset Management
Claude develops large-scale infrastructure management programs based on geospatial technologies applied to fields such as cable, telecommunications and power distribution. At Effigis, Claude leads the Geospatial & Asset Management division, where he develops the growth strategy for the Canadian market, including for our British Columbia office. He is also responsible for the company’s ISO 9001 system. In 2016, he was awarded the Gaia Prize from the Canadian Institute of Geomatics in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the field of geomatics in Quebec. Claude is a member of the Ordre des arpenteurs-géomètres du Québec and director, Quebec Region, of Professional Surveyors Canada.
Vice-President - Finance and Administration
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.
Vice-President, Business Development, Western Canada – Geospatial & Asset Management
Mike began his career with a forestry and natural resource consulting company in 1991. His experience brought him to a successful career with a growing power line construction company, where he was integral in developing a power line condition assessment program for their major clients. Mike then started a power line design, engineering and project management consulting business with Kerry Morris, namely Honeyman Morris Inc. After the acquisition of their company by Effigis in April of 2019, Mike took on the role of Vice-President, Business Development for the Western Canada branch of our Geospatial & Asset Management Division. In this capacity, Mike continues to develop relationships with existing clients in British Columbia and cultivate new clients across Western Canada.
Vice-President – Precision Agriculture
Mathieu Benoit has been with Effigis since 1993. After working in the Earth Observation Service, most recently as Vice-President, he now heads up the company’s Precision Agriculture activities. With his in-depth knowledge of geomatics, he has been particularly active in the area of remote sensing applied to land management and natural resources inventories. Mathieu has solid experience in the design of precision agriculture products and services that use satellite imagery and artificial intelligence processes. Over the years he has collaborated closely on projects with various organizations, including Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Mathieu has a Bachelor’s degree in geomatics from Université Laval and Master’s degree in business administration from Université de Sherbrooke.
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.
Executive 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Administrative Manager – Geospatial & Asset Management
Kerry earned a degree in Zoology from the University of Alberta in 1990. She began her career in neurophysiology research, but soon realized that this was not her passion and switched her career path to field studies. She then worked as an aquatic biologist in the East Kootenay area of British Columbia, where she did surveying using GIS in forestry and fish applications. Later on, building on her expertise in GIS, Kerry started a powerline design and engineering consulting business, namely Honeyman Morris Inc. in Kimberley, British Columbia, together with Mike Honeyman. Their business was acquired by Effigis in April of 2019. Kerry is now the Administrative Manager of the British Columbia office for our Geospatial & Asset Management Division.