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 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.
Michel is CorActive’s Vice President of Finance and Administration. Among Coractive since June 2000, he obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.a.A.) specialized in accounting at HEC de Montréal in 1983. He is member of L’Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec (CPA) since 1985. He previously worked as corporate controller at Polycor International Group Inc., as analyst and financial consultant at Coopers & Lybrand and as external auditor at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton.
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.
Holding a bachelor degree in Engineering Physics and a MBA, Erick Pelletier boasts over 25 years of experience in product development, product marketing and sales management. Prior to joining CorActive, he held sales management and executive positions for companies serving the industrial and telecommunication markets including TeraXion where his primary role was to establish and drive the sales and marketing strategies. His business development portfolio includes products ranging from telecommunication components to complete industrial solution.