December 4, 2018
Daniel Rivard to head operations at leading 3D measurement company
Creaform, a worldwide leader in portable and automated 3D measurement solutions, has appointed Daniel Rivard as its Vice President of Operations. Working from the company’s Lévis headquarters, Mr. Rivard will be responsible for managing and coordinating all manufacturing operations for Creaform’s Innovation & Technology Division.
Mr. Rivard comes to Creaform from the medical and pharmaceutical solutions industry and brings a wealth of managerial and operational experience to his role as Vice President of Operations. Past positions include General Manager of Steris, Vice President of Operations and Development for TSO3 and Orthofab, and Technical Services Manager for GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals. He also has experience as a production manager and quality manager for the construction and recreational vehicle industries.
“Having spent the last 20 years working with companies that develop cutting‑edge applications for the medical and pharmaceutical industries, I know what it takes, in terms of rigor and quality, to satisfy the customers coming to Creaform for 3D measurement solutions,” says Mr. Rivard. “It’s always exciting to work for a company that’s driving the development of an advanced technology.”
As Creaform’s Vice President of Operations, Mr. Rivard will look for ways to shorten delivery times and keep the company agile in response to evolving client needs, all while maintaining the Creaform’s world‑class standards for quality and reliability. His predecessor in the role, Fanny Truchon, was promoted earlier this year to President and Business Unit Manager for Creaform.
Mr. Rivard holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s in business administration and is a certified member of board directors (ASC – Université Laval).
Creaform develops, manufactures, and sells 3D portable and automated measurement technologies and specializes in engineering services. The company offers innovative solutions for applications such as 3D scanning, reverse engineering, quality control, non-destructive testing, product development, and numerical simulation (FEA/CFD). Its products and services cater to a variety of industries, including automotive, aerospace, consumer products, heavy industries, healthcare, manufacturing, oil and gas, power generation, research and education.
With headquarters and manufacturing operations in Lévis, Québec, Creaform operates innovation centers in Lévis and Grenoble France, and has direct sales operations in Canada, USA, Mexico, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, Korea, Thailand and Singapore. Creaform is a part of AMETEK Ultra Precision Technologies, a division of AMETEK Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices, with annual sales of $4.3 billion.