About Opsens

Fiber optic sensors manufacturer offering solutions for interventional cardiology Fractional Flow Reserve FFR, Oil and Gas and industrial applications.

Management Team

President & Chief Executive Officer / Louis Laflamme

Louis Laflamme became President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Opsens in January 2013. He had been Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of the Company from November 2005 to January 2013. His main tasks are to define and execute the Company’s strategy both toward shareholders and the financial community in operational administrative activities. From March 2005 to November 2005, he was Director, Finance and Administration for DEQ Systems Corp. (TSXV:DEQ), a company manufacturing and distributing electronic systems for tables gambling. From 2002 to 2005, Mr. Laflamme held various positions within the administration department including that of Vice President Finance at TGN biotech inc., a company specializing in research and development in biotechnology. From January 2002 to July 2002, Mr. Laflamme also served as Corporate Controller at St-Raymond Forest Products Ltd., a company involved in the manufacturing of wood veneer. From 1998 to 2001, he was Chief of Mission in the department certification consulting for Samson Bélair / Deloitte & Touche LLP. Mr. Laflamme is a member of Quebec’s Order of Chartered Professional Accountants since 2001. He received a BA in Business Administration from Université Laval in 1998.

 

Chief Financial Officer / Robin Villeneuve

Robin Villeneuve recently served as Chief Financial Officer for Federal Fleet Services Inc., a private maritime company. Prior to that, he worked as Chief Financial Officer for seven years at Virginia Mines Inc., a company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. He was part of the team that oversaw and successfully negotiated the sale of Virginia Mines to Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd. He previously held several strategic financial positions for AbitibiBowater Inc. now known as Produits Forestiers Résolu Inc.

Robin Villeneuve began his career and completed his initial training with PricewaterhouseCoopers. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Université Laval, is a member of the Order of Chartered Professional Accountants of Quebec and is also a certified corporate director.

Vice-President Opsens Medical / Claude Belleville

Claude Belleville is Vice-President, Medical since October 2006. His primary responsibilities are to oversee the medical sector‘s activities by orienting the main lines of commercial and intellectual property development, planning the work and implementing the Corporation’s action plan. In May 1994, he co-founded FISO Technologies Inc., a corporation manufacturing fiber optic sensors, where he acted as President from May 1994 to December 2002, then as Vice-President, R&D until August 2003. In addition to managing the Corporation, Mr. Belleville was responsible for the development of fiber optic sensors, and contributed to the development of fiber optic sensing products and technologies. Mr. Belleville obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Engineering (Optics and Photonics) in 1986 and a Master’s degree in Optics from Université Laval in 1988.

Vice-President, Opsens Solution/ Gaétan Duplain

Gaétan Duplain is Vice-President, Oil & Gas since October 2006. His primary responsibilities are to oversee the energy sector’s research activities by orienting the main lines of commercial and intellectual property development, planning the work and implementing the Corporation’s action plan. In 1994, he co-founded FISO Technologies Inc., a company manufacturing fiber optic sensors, where acted as Vice-President from 1994 to 2003. With this company, Mr. Duplain acquired experience in high-tech business development and strategic planning. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Engineering from Université Laval in 1985 and a Master’s degree in Optics and Laser from the same university in 1986.

Vice-President, Sales and Marketing / Tony Gibbons

Tony Gibbons is responsible for the global commercialization plan for Opsens’ products intended to measure Fractional Flow Reserve (“FFR”). Prior to joining Opsens, Tony Gibbons spent 20 years with Boston Scientific Corporation in many senior leadership positions including President, Intercontinental and Vice President, International Sales. He was previously Vice President, International at Thoratec Corporation. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science and majors in Economics and Marketing.