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Jean Dubé, President & CEO

A seasoned veteran of the fiber optic and telecom industry, Jean joined Coractive in 2006 from ITF Optical Technologies, manufacturer of fiber optic components where he served as VP Sales and VP Business   Development. During his career, he worked at Exfo America in Dallas as National Sales Manager responsible for the Scientific division and at Anritsu in Richardson as District Sales Manager responsible for the sales of RF and Telecom instrumentation to Service Providers and Telecom manufacturers in the USA. Jean was co-founder of mmWave Technology, a Canadian distributor of fiber optic and RF/Microwave components and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Sherbrooke.

Fernand Sylvain, Co-founder and V.P. Operations

Fernand is co-founder of CorActive High-Tech Inc. He was a research and development (R&D) technologist at l’Institut National d’Optique (INO) in Québec City from the beginning of fiber optic development activity in 1987. He was also part of the Mitel team, manufacturing integrated circuits for the telecom market as well as working at the Chemistry Engineering GRAPS laboratory at Laval University making surface analysis. He started his career at L’Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) working on the Tokamak de Varennes. Fernand holds a DEC degree in Physics technology from the CEGEP de la Pocatière, Quebec, Canada.

Jean-Noel Maran, Director, Research & Development

With an experience of fifteen years in fiber lasers, Jean-Noel joined CorActive in 2008 as a project manager responsible for the development of high power lasers in fiber CW. Previously, he was a researcher in the high-power fiber laser group of Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) at the University of Southampton (England) where he worked closely with SPI laser. Jean-Noel was also involved in the development of pulsed fiber laser in the Laser Research Institute (LRI) of the University of Stellenbosch (South Africa). Jean-Noel holds a PhD in physics from the University of Rennes II (France) and a PhD in electrical engineering from Laval University (Canada). He is also author and co-author of numerous scientific articles and patent.

Claude-Adrien Noel, Director of Sales and Marketing

With over 25 years of experience in International strategic business development in Laser, Fiber Optics and sensor systems, he served as VP or CEO in many technologies enterprises in Canada, in China and in Japan. He owns a bachelor degree in Physics Engineering and a MBA.




Gisele Chouinard, Director of Finance and Administration

Following her studies at Laval University, Gisele obtained a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. In the early 1990s, she worked at Ernst & amp; Young, this allowed her to become a chartered accountant and since then she has been a member of the Quebec CPA Order. With over 20 years of experience in the manufacturing industry, she has worked as a financial controller in several types of companies such as machining, perishable products manufacturing and heavy equipment manufacturing companies. Prior to joining CoRactive, she worked for more than 13 years as a Financial Controller at RPM Tech Inc., and was responsible for Procurement and Receiving / Shipping. During this period, her involvement in the company has been very diversified, moving from the management of the ERP system, the development and control of product costs and the implementation of the ISO9001: 2015 system.