As president and CEO, Martin Lamontagne is responsible for the management and development of the entire Creaform Group and its worldwide offices. He oversees all of Creaform’s technical and commercial operations, manages the Finance Department and facilitates in-house communications between company departments and committees. The management and growth model he first implemented in 2002 enabled the company to increase its sales tenfold over 5 years. In 2006, he received the Young Entrepreneur of the Year award from the BDC. Under his leadership, the company made the North American Technology Fast 500 for the first time in 2008 and every year since.
Martin has close to 20 years of experience in high technology, product development and management and has strong expertise in emergent technologies, metrology and reverse engineering in the automotive and aerospace industries. He started his career at Bombardier’s recreational division and quickly climbed the ladder to become project leader and work at the U.S premises of the multinational. He then worked in Modelex’s pattern shop and later as program director before co-founding Creaform in 2002.
Martin holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering with a specialization in simultaneous engineering, as well as a master’s degree in business management from Université Laval.
Charles Mony is the founding president of Creaform. He now acts as Chief Technological Officer at defining and communicating the company’s medium-term technological vision, while supporting the various departments and committees that are involved with the Creaform’s technological development. He also works at developing and overseeing strategic initiatives.
Charles has more than 20 years of experience in technology and market development, 3D digital technology and 3D optical measurement for metrology. Before creating Creaform, Mr. Mony spent many years in the automotive, transport and aerospace sectors in Europe and North America. He founded successful companies in the past, including CREATE, a European rapid prototyping center (1992) and Prototech (1996), a center for the development of products and procedures at École Polytechnique de Montréal. Mr. Mony also participated in the launch of Kaiplast, a private rapid prototyping services company that merged with Modelex in 1997.
Charles holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in management of innovation, design and production from École Centrale Paris.
Pascal Tremblay has been a general partner at Novacap since 2003.
Mr. Tremblay is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ryma Technologies Solutions Inc., Liquidxstream Systems Inc. and Creaform Inc. and serves on the Boards of Stingray Digital Inc., Tenrox Inc., ViXS Systems Inc., and Canada's Venture Capital & Private Equity Association.
Prior to joining Novacap in 2003, Pascal was a Partner at Argo Global Capital, a venture capital firm where he participated in numerous investments in technology and telecommunications companies in North America, Europe and Asia. His prior experience also includes working in the private equity division at CDP Capital (Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec), one of Canada's largest fund managers and private equity investors.
Pascal holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Sherbrooke and a MBA from McGill University.
Alain Bélanger has more than 20 years of experience in managing high-tech companies and has been involved with Novacap since 1999, with a focus on ICT investment.
Mr. Bélanger is Chairman of the Board of Tenrox and a board member of Technomedia, Octasic, LiquidxStream, Creaform and Coractive. He also serves on the board of the Université de Montréal/Poly/HEC Entrepreneurship Centre, a non-profit organization seeking to foster entrepreneurial skills among University of Montreal students.
Alain spent close to 9 years with Matrox Electronic Systems Inc., which grew to become a leader in graphics processor cards and chips for PCs. He later oversaw all of the company's software development and marketing activities for graphic products.
In 1992, he joined the management team of ABL Canada Inc., a developer of network equipment for the then-emerging optical communication market, later serving as Vice-President of Sales and Marketing.
Over the past 12 years, Jacques Perreault has been actively involved in the financing of Canadian technology companies. He played a leading role in the development and growth of the technology subsidiary of the Caisse de dépôt et de placement du Québec (formerly known as Sofinov), one of the largest venture capital organizations dedicated to the financing of Canadian technology businesses. His broad expertise in technology financing and his network of local and international contacts are major assets. In previous positions, Jacques has worked with such companies as Think Dynamic, Pyderion Contact Technologies, Tecsys, Kaydara, Bibliomondo and Geocom TMS. He has also been a member of the advisory committees of Boston-based Grandbanks Capital and Commonwealth Capital Ventures.
Jacques holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration (Finance) and an MBA (Honours) in Economics from Université Laval in Québec City.