With over 30 years of experience, Ms. Boisvert specializes in material behavior, corrosion, degradation, aging, inspection techniques and maintenance programs. She has performed numerous failure analyses and degradation studies. She was responsible for Asset Management at the CEZinc plant in Valleyfield and as a materials engineer at the CCR Refinery in Montreal. It was at these two plants, which are respectively 90 and 60 years old, that Sophie developed and implemented an asset inspection, integrity study and durability program.
In 2014, Sophie joined the engineering consulting ranks at Norda Stelo and set up a group of experts whose objective is to provide clients with expertise to help them maintain the technical reliability, integrity, and proper functioning of physical assets (production, infrastructure) to maximize their availability and performance-while ensuring regulatory compliance and environmental protection.
Also at Norda Stelo, Ms. Boisvert was named vice president of the Resources and Industry market in 2018. In 2021, she was named vice president of Norda Stelo Solutions, leading the development of Stelar.
"Industries are in dire need of technological tools to manage their assets. The world is changing, the importance of ESG practices is becoming paramount and we now have solutions for structured data collection, analysis, and visualization. These intelligent decision support solutions will enable better investment and risk management." - Sophie Boisvert
Mr. Alex Brisson became President and CEO of Norda Stelo in the summer of 2013. He then undertook a major restructuring of the company to implement a more agile and efficient organizational structure, while establishing the highest standards of ethics and integrity.
Holding a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master's degree in Business Administration, Mr. Brisson joined Norda Stelo in 1993. Initially working as a Project Manager, he quickly rose through the ranks to become Senior Vice President of the Industrial sector in 2003. His career has allowed him to work on various projects in Canada and abroad.
A member of Norda Stelo's Board of Directors and Executive Management for several years now, Mr. Brisson is also one of the main shareholders who enabled the buyout of Norda Stelo in 2005 and led the recent management buyout in 2019. This has given Norda Stelo and its shareholder-employee group the ability to deploy its strategic plan to become the highly capable, trusted and clearly distinctive partner, adding real value to its customers, communities and the planet.
Martin holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada, as well as a DESS (specialized postgraduate diploma) in Industrial Engineering from Université Laval. He began his career in the Canadian Armed Forces and then worked at Aluminerie Alouette where he held various positions, notably in Asset Management and Maintenance Efficiency. He also obtained the Black Belt certification in Continuous Improvement (Advanced Lean and Six Sigma). With over 20 years of experience, Martin has been with the company for almost two years
An engineer by training and a positive leader by nature, Benoit has been working in the high-tech industry for over 12 years. A passionate entrepreneur, he focuses his efforts on converting know-how into both social and environmental potential. After the sale of Amotus in 2018, he co-founded Beap.ai, a cleantech with the goal of contributing to the durable performance of organizations. The company recently sold its asset data management platform to Norda Stelo Solutions in an effort to drive growth and success. Stelar has become Norda Stelo Solutions' first technological product on which Benoit and his development team are actively collaborating.
Mr. Joël Fortin is a materials engineer with over 15 years of experience in the industry, including more than 10 years at Norda Stelo. He specializes in the evaluation of the integrity of materials following the effects of aging, corrosion or incidents. He also specializes in the development and implementation of inspection programs, including Risk-based inspection (RBI). Joël has a strong background in non-destructive testing, corrosion, wearing and mechanical behavior of materials, which he gained from his experience in plants and in consulting engineering.
Matt McCulloch holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Queens University. He has been an environmental consultant with Golder Associates Ltd., and a Technical Analyst, Co-Director and Director with Pembina Corporate Consulting, The Pembina Institute. He has served as Senior Advisor to Canada's Oil Sands Innovation Alliance and as Director of GHG and I+ at Canada's Oil Sands Innovation Alliance. Until recently, he was Vice President, New Energy Technologies at Exergy Solutions