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Posted - 07/21/2009 :  08:33:37

7166 Des Gιraniums,
St-Hubert J3Y 8Y1 CANADA
(450) 550-4131

Twenty years of achievements in R&D management, technology development and Technical Marketing of materials and processes. Excellent communicator, skilled R&D manager of multidisciplinary teams and projects, and specialist in advanced materials. Seeking challenges in direction of Business Unit, R&D or Technical Marketing teams with a leading organisation supporting innovation and growth, and promoting technical leadership, teamwork, technology transfer and multidisciplinary joint projects with customers and partners.

Product Manager, Battery Materials – TIMCAL (2005-2009)
• Work and life experience in Europe for 2½ years.
• Revised marketing plan, implemented new commercialisation strategy and improved market share in materials for Li-ion battery.
• Identified new products and new applications, increased market share of Timcal in Battery materials, and explored and developed new battery markets in new geographical areas

Technical consultant (2004)
• Initiated and completed six product and process improvement contracts in battery-grade zinc powder and electro-metallurgical processes world-wide.

Senior Scientist – HERA (2003)
• Initiated and directed several development projects for new hydrogen storage materials. Established a new program and project management, and managed intellectual property of HERA
• Installed and set up new materials characterisation methods and techniques and evaluated a new Ni-hydrogen battery technology.
• Supervised the chemical hydride joint project conducted at INRS Matιriaux in Varennes.

Technical team Leader – Noranda (1999-2002)
• Managed and performed appraisals and hiring, and defined development, training and succession plans for three technical teams of about 10 professionals over four years. Coached young technicians and scientists.
• Revised and reoriented Zinc, Copper and Silver Electrometallurgy program, projects and teams. Initiated the first project in magnesium electrometallurgy at Noranda.

Principal Scientist – Noranda (1989-2002)
• Achieved successful start-up of battery-grade zinc powder plant and qualification of materials by three major battery companies. Renewed the battery-grade zinc powder plant and business in 1997 by optimising new products and new operating procedures.
• Developed zinc alloys powder and anode for primary mercury-free and secondary alkaline Zn-MnO2 cell and maintained strong technical relationship with battery companies for about 15 years.
• Developed, transferred from university, and implemented new zinc atomization technologies that have improved the competitive position of the battery-grade zinc powder plant.
• Transferred new technology and provided support to electrogalvanizing groups using zinc shots dissolution reactor.
• Directed and defined R&D program and conducted projects in magnesium, zinc, copper and silver electrometallurgy.
• Actively participated in several Six Sigma projects and completed a major Six Sigma DFSS project in copper electrorefining that has been generating annual benefits of $3M to the copper business.
• Expert in batteries and battery materials, and metallic powder for several business units within Noranda.
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