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Their mutual experience had shown that when it came to product lifecycle management, the optimal formula was “The right processes, with the right tools”, hence the name Processia.

Industries

Car and light truck OEMs, motorsports, suppliers, trains, trucks and buses
Transportation & Mobility

Car and light truck OEMs, motorsports, suppliers, trains, trucks and buses

Airframe Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), aerospace suppliers, aerospace propulsion, space
Aerospace & Defense

Airframe Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), aerospace suppliers, aerospace propulsion, space

Specialized manufacturing machinery, power equipment, fabricated metal and plastic products, tire manufacturers
Industrial Equipment

Specialized manufacturing machinery, power equipment, fabricated metal and plastic products, tire manufacturers

Power and utilities, oil & gas
Energy, process utilities (EPU)

Power and utilities, oil & gas

Semi-conductors, telecommunications - computing & network, contract manufacturing services
High-tech

Semi-conductors, telecommunications - computing & network, contract manufacturing services

Commercial ships, navy, yacht and workboats
Marine & offshore

Commercial ships, navy, yacht and workboats

Sharing the same values, they joined a unified team where cultures, talents and ideas come together.

As such, they strive to create an environment where their professionals enjoy working together feeling empowered and engaged to build their companies and careers.

Culture

Our History

Our story is rooted in the foresight, boldness and enterprising spirit of our founding partners.

These up-and-comers were sharp enough to recognize a business opportunity. Wise enough to join forces. Bold enough to offer the services of their new startup to global leaders in Formula One Racing and in the aerospace and manufacturing industries.

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2000
Processia founded

Processia was founded in 2000 when Vincent Fraser, 2 years after graduating from Ecole Polytechnique ...

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Processia was founded in 2000 when Vincent Fraser, 2 years after graduating from Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, joined Marc Allard to redefine consulting services in the PLM industry.

2002
First international projects

First system integration projects delivered on the European continent.

First system integration projects delivered on the European continent.

2003
First partnership with Dassault Systèmes

Signature of a service partnership aimed at the ENOVIA solutions - recognizing Processia’s expertise.

Signature of a service partnership aimed at the ENOVIA solutions - recognizing Processia’s expertise.

2005
First Technical Partnership with notorious Formula One Team

Being selected by Renault F1 Team, this milestone was the culmination of a series of ...

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Being selected by Renault F1 Team, this milestone was the culmination of a series of efforts to enter the world of motorsport. Processia’s approach to quantifying, developing and implementing efficiency gains shorten and enhance the design cycle for new cars and development parts. "Competitiveness in Formula 1 is about the ability to build a quick car, and maintain its development throughout the season. While we work our resources to full capacity, we must also be attentive to the manner in which we do this, and how we make best use of the tools available to us." "Processia will help us eliminate the bottlenecks that can slow the constant quest for performance, contributing to our efficiency and productivity across the board. We are confident that the results for the Renault F1 Team will be extremely positive, and immediate." Renault F1 Team Technical Director - Bob Bell

2008
Opening of branch office in EU

Opening of branch office in EU

Opening of branch office in EU

2010
Processia sets foot in UK and France

Processia gets closer to its European customer with the opening of a subsidiary in France ...

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Processia gets closer to its European customer with the opening of a subsidiary in France and the acquisition of UK based, IP3.

2012
USA and France expansion

Building on our strong European growth over the last two years, we opened the Toulouse ...

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Building on our strong European growth over the last two years, we opened the Toulouse agency and expanded our operations on the US market. The opening of this US subsidiary and France agency was strengthening our operations and increasing our responsiveness to our existing customers in aerospace, automotive, transportation and the energy industries and increase its presence and responsiveness in this market.

2013
Strategic partnership with Dassault Systèmes

Processia becomes a global C&SI partner of Dassault Systèmes

Processia becomes a global C&SI partner of Dassault Systèmes

2015
Consultation services strengthening

Acquisition of NEXTIS CONSULTING, extending our BUSINESS CONSULTING SERVICES CAPABILITIES AND CONSOLIDATING our LEADERSHIP IN ...

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Acquisition of NEXTIS CONSULTING, extending our BUSINESS CONSULTING SERVICES CAPABILITIES AND CONSOLIDATING our LEADERSHIP IN FRANCE AND EUROPE.

2016
First round of investment

Institutional investors joins Processia’s founders to support its growth plan The Fonds de solidarité FTQ ...

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Institutional investors joins Processia’s founders to support its growth plan The Fonds de solidarité FTQ invests $4.2 million for a minority interest in Processia to strengthen its position on international markets, notably in the United States, in France and in Great Britain.

2018
Processia acquires NobleTek PLM

With the acquisition of NobleTek PLM, Processia reinforces its presence in Benelux and Sweden and ...

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With the acquisition of NobleTek PLM, Processia reinforces its presence in Benelux and Sweden and deepens its expertise with its Indian located facilities. “Our combined forces represent more than 300 people by year end, making us the leading specialized Consulting and System Integrator on The 3DEXPERIENCE® platform, allowing us to strengthen our position in the EuroNorth market (UK, Benelux and Nordics), qualify for more business in all markets and enhance our delivery capabilities. Both leadership teams understand what it takes to successfully integrate new talent, customers, offerings, and infrastructure into our company and, as such, leaders from both Processia and the NobleTek entities will work together closely on the integration process to ensure that it creates the greatest value for customers, employees, and shareholders,” stated the CEO of Processia, Vincent Fraser.

Board of directors

Claude Dulude
Chairman

Senior executive with more than 25 years’ experience in the financial services sector. Seasoned executive, good communicator, with well-honed human resources management, development and mobilization skills. Notable areas of expertise include strategic and financial analysis, project financing, process re-engineering and resource optimization. Stands out thanks to the ease with which he builds, fosters and cultivates business relationships. Autonomous, dynamic and resolute, with a keen analytical sense. A creative thinker, with a structured approach to problem resolution. Invariably involved in the community, Vice-President of Réseau Capital since 2005, and as such, sits on its Board of Directors and executive committee.

Mr. Claude Dulude is currently employed at Deloitte & Touche Canada Inc. Mr. Dulude serves as Vice President of Réseau Capital. In 1981, he began his career at CIBC in human resources management. In 1992, he joined Laurentian Bank with the objective of contributing to the development and establishment of its commercial financing segment. He remained with the institution until the end of 2003, by which time he held the position of Vice-President of Commercial and Agricultural Financing for Québec. He joined Investissement Québec, where he successively served as Vice-President of Development then Senior Vice-President of Commercial Operations. His years with Investissement Québec were marked by a major staff mobilization initiative, the establishment of a structured approach to business development, and an in-depth review of file-processing procedures. In recent years, he has developed strong expertise in conventional financing, junior debt and mezzanine financing. Finally, in 2004 he joined the executive ranks of Réseau Capital and has served as Vice President and member of the Executive Committee since 2005. During these years, he has sat on several committees, in addition to assuming responsibility in for organizing Réseau’s annual convention in 2007 and its annual golf tournaments in 2008 and 2009. He serves as a Board Member of Réseau Capital. In 1988, his interest in corporate financing led him to study for an MBA in Finance at HEC Montréal. Graduating in 1990, he continued his career at CIBC in corporate financing. He holds a Bachelor's Degree - and undertook studies for a Master's - in Industrial Relations from Université de Montréal.

Vincent Fraser
President, CEO

Professional engineer with strong entrepreneurial skills, Vincent Fraser is the co-founder and CEO of Processia Solutions, a Laval (Quebec, Canada) company specializing in the integration of PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) business solutions with a suite of services combining consulting, integration and managed services.

Graduated in 1998 from Polytechnique Montréal, Vincent Fraser began his career as a consultant before co-founding Processia Solutions in 2000. Initially responsible for business development, he thereafter worked as Vice-president of PLM solutions where, with the help of a dedicated team, accelerated the development the PLM expertise of Processia with new offers and markets, and eventually became its CEO in 2011. He focuses on strategy, leadership, innovation and has implemented an ambitious growth plan achieving an average annual growth rate of 30% with, among others, the establishment of Processia Solutions in the United States, France, and UK. Today Processia Solutions has six offices worldwide, a team of nearly 200 people and helps innovative companies in automotive, aerospace, energy, consumer packaged goods, and life sciences industries to optimize and transform their business with PLM.

Marc Allard
Secretary

Marc Allard has combined a sound knowledge of Information Technologies to his natural inclination toward the business world of PLM (Product Life-Cycle Management). As a serial entrepreneur, Marc is the co-founder of Processia Solutions in Laval (Quebec, Canada) a company specializing in the integration of PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) business solutions with a suite of services combining consulting, integration and managed services.

He graduated in 1991 from “Ecole de Technologie Supérieure” in Montréal, and began his career as a consultant at IBM Canada. He has been involved in many organizational positions in the information technology field, specifically gravitating around PLM. He occupied the position of team leader a Bombardier Aerospace the late 90’s before occupying the position of CEO from 2000 until 2011 at Processia Solutions. From that point, he held many strategic positions from International business development, General manager of Canada, Marketing and Information systems & technology position.

Marc Allard has been involved in many business development activities since the foundation of Processia Solutions. The controlled growth, the improvement of their working environment, the continuous improvement of their information systems to always be up to date on technology trends have been his ongoing objectives at Processia Solutions.

Josée Dubuc
Independant Member

Josée Dubuc is in charge of all activities at Telecon related to human resources and communications. As such, she establishes a human capital strategic framework and oversees the talent management, global rewards and several other elements linked to organizational development and effectiveness. She is also responsible for the marketing and communication plan.

Ms. Dubuc joined the management team of Telecon in June 2016, bringing with her more than 20 years of experience in human resources. She was previously Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Services at Ivanhoé Cambridge a Worldwide real estate company and Chief Talent Officer at Yellow Pages Group, where her work earned her recognition as one of Canada’s “Top 40 under 40” managers. She also served as Senior Human Resources Professional in a variety of industries such as telecommunication and other service firms.

Ms. Dubuc is an active member of the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario (HRPA).

Ms. Dubuc is also a member of the “Ordre des administrateurs agréés du Québec” as well as a member of the Board of Directors and President of the Human Resources Committee at YMCA Québec as well as Processia Inc. Ms. Dubuc holds a certificate in human resources management from Seneca College, Toronto, and has successfully completed the Directors Education Program (DEP) at the McGill Executive
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Tom Emmrich
Independant member

Tom brings deep experience in strategic vision, operational execution and building high-performance teams in the global technology and software industry.

Prior to joining Entegreat, Tom served as Senior Vice-President of Industry Services for Dassault Systèmes (DS), and President of Dassault Systèmes Services LLC., the global services business of DS consisting of 1,000 employees, and approximately $250M USD revenues, and was responsible for developing and operating the offering, project execution and partnership frameworks. Previously, Tom served 4 years as the President of Dassault Systèmes Americas with broad ownership of business and customer operations across the Americas, including building a single execution entity from the previous historical acquisitions across the geography. Tom came to Dassault Systèmes as CFO within the initial leadership team of ENOVIA Corp, a start-up company which ultimately became the Dassault Systèmes brand for enterprise data management and the platform for global collaboration and decision support.

Prior to joining Dassault Systèmes, Tom had a successful career at IBM Corporation, including leadership positions in sales, finance, industry solutions, and operations.

Tom has a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Wisconsin.

Renaud Caron
Independant member

Since his recent retirement in October 2017 from his post as Senior Vice -President ‐ Strategic Development at CGI Inc., Mr. Caron sits on the boards of numerous economic organizations and private companies. During his career at CGI, he also served as Senior Vice-President ‐ Business Development, Senior Vice-President ‐ Business Engineering, Senior Vice-President and Director General - International Operations.

Previously, he was Deputy Minister of Economic Development Canada and Delegate- Foreign Investments for the Government of Canada. He also served in various capacities in the Government of Quebec, including as Deputy Minister in a number of ministries such as Industry and Commerce, Science and Technology, Tourism, International Affairs and as Associate General Secretary for the Executive Council Office.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration in Economy and Public Finances from the ÉNAP (University of Public Administration of Quebec). He also has a Bachelor’s of Economic Science from the University of Sherbrooke and of Social Sciences from Université Laval. He also followed various further training notably an Executive Management Course – Leading Professional Service Firm at the Harvard Business School.

As administrator, Monsieur Caron sits on the boards of the Fédération des Chambres de Commerce du Québec, ProAction International Inc., Komutel and AtmanCo. Previously he was member of the board of a number of economic organisations and private companies including Economic Development Canada, the Société générale de financement du Québec, Montreal International, Techno Montreal, the Société québécoise des transports, the Société de développement industriel du Québec, the Société nationale de fiducie and Clemex Technologies Inc.

He is involved with a number of charitable organizations such as the Montreal Cancer Institute.

Leadership Team

Pierre Bernier
Vice-President of Finance and Corporate Services

Pierre Bernier is Vice-President of Finance and Corporate Services with Processia. He is specialized in Mergers & Acquisition and financing and has led deals both on the buy side or sales, Recognized as a strong negotiator with a deep understanding of operations, performance measurement and legal services. He serves on the board of Place Des Arts, he sat on the Board of Directors of SODEC from 2009 to 2013, where he held the positions of Vice-President of the Board of Directors and President of the Audit Committee. He was President of the Consultative Committee of the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), member of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations (IGOPP) and Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the West Island of Montreal Chamber of Commerce. In the business community, he previously served as CEO of JJ Buckley Fine Wines, CEO of Intelligent Cellars Inc., Executive Vice-President, Operations with the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), Vice-President, Finance and Administration of Airborne Entertainment Inc., and Vice-President, CFO and corporate services of Yellow Pages Group.

Guillaume Jacquemin
Vice president Global Tech Sales and Offerings

Guillaume Jacquemin is the Vice president Global Tech Sales and Offerings.

As an automotive engineer by training, Guillaume has started his career in 1997 as a PLM consultant at Renault cars in France. In 2003, he joined Renault Formula One in Esntone, UK, as PLM Project Manager and became CIO of the F1 team in 2005.

He came back to France after the economic crisis in 2009, working for 18 months at Sogeti High Tech, a Capgemini Business unit, and then was called by Vincent Fraser to lead Processia’s newly created French entity growth.

As an expert, Guillaume has experience in large projects, PLM practices and a deep knowledge of the French and British Markets.

Pascal Naparty
Vice president Global Sales and Marketing

Pascal is led by 3 passions : Business, Innovation and People. He graduated as “Mechanical and Manufacturing Processes” Engineer in 1993 and got a Master in “Computer Sciences” the following year.

He started his career developing PDM/PLM software. With this technical background he embraced all challenges proposed to him evolving in almost all roles in our space : Product manager, R&D Manager, Business Consultant, Practice Leader, Sales representative, Global Service Sales Leader, Sales Manager, Technical-Sales Director, Sales Manager, VP of Sales and Marketing.

He spent 25+ years in the software and service sectors, and worked for the main players in the Digital Transformation domains (IBM/Dassault Systèmes; Autodesk; PTC…). He was involved with customers in almost all industries and developed a strong business acumen. He led global teams and delivered global quota reaching up to 3 digits in millions euros annual revenues.

Pascal has both the European and North America culture. He was born in France and he is now based in Montreal (Québec). With a strong engagement on the Industry 4.0, he joined Processia on September 2019, acting as “Vice President Global Sales and Marketing”.

Santosh Kulkarni
Managing Director - India

Mechanical Engineer with unique blend of Automotive Industry processes knowledge and PLM Solutions, Santosh Kulkarni leads Processia’s India team as Managing Director and is responsible for the Global Delivery.

Santosh completed his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from University of Pune, India in Year 1996 and thereafter started his career with Automotive giant Tata Motors. Before formally becoming part of Processia’s family, through a strategic acquisition of NobleTek PLM, Santosh helped NobleTek PLM establish its strong foothold in EURASIA. He spent most of his career in International market working with leading automotive companies including Volvo In Sweden. Through his right exposure to Indian and International market, Santosh has gain excellent know-how related to Global Delivery management, right Sourcing and Offshoring. He has working exposure to France, Germany, China , Italy , Sweden , UK and United States and vast working experience in Indian and Nordics market. He focuses on Global Delivery centre in Pune and under his leadership the India team has reached to 125 mark with aggressive target of 250 to be cross by End of Year.

Fred Bellio
Vice President - North America Operations

Fred is a professional engineer and enhanced his learning with a Master’s degree in Information Technology Management. Fred is co-founder and managing partner of DRIVEN-4, a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Internet of Things (IoT) Services and Software provider concentrated on delivering strategic consulting, system integration and technology implementations with a focus on the PTC and Siemens product offerings.

Fred’s career started in the Aerospace industry as a structural engineer for de Havilland, Boeing and Bombardier Aerospace. He then moved into the consumer products industry and held various progressive positions at Mercury Marine and Brunswick Corporation. He led the Engineering Services and Engineering Systems for Mercury and then led the Business Transformation for Brunswick. Fred’s last accomplishment at Brunswick was being the founder and leader of Brunswick’s Mercury PLM Services Business that was created in 2008. Fred led the vision, creation, and successful operations of this Services Business from its inception in 2008 through 2010.

He went on to lead the Global Products Organization at Whirlpool corporation as the Global Products Organization – CIO, where he created the PLM vision and deployed a global end to end solution for Whirlpool corporation. The solution encompassed all aspects of the business from innovation, through design, into sourcing and manufacturing and completed the closed loop with the incorporation of Service.

Fred then moved on to become the EVP and Global CIO for Ashley furniture. There he was responsible for the strategic vision and business transformation for Ashley and turned them into a technology company. Oversight and strategic direction for systems that included supply chain management, business-to-supplier management, design, manufacturing, warehouse management, business-to-retailer management, customer service, and retail management, which including point-of-sale systems and the start of the e-commerce business.

Today, Fred supports Processia and its global growth as the Vice President of North America Operations and Leader of the IoT practice.

Jan De Bruyckere
General Manager, Benelux

Having graduated in 1995 with a Master in Applied Computer Science at the University of Gent, Jan De Bruyckere continued to work at the University as researcher in the Domain of Artificial Intelligence, Document Management and Groupware.

In 1999, he joined EADS Matra Datavision as PLM Consultant and later group leader, implementing PLM solutions for big industrial companies.

In 2002, Jan became PLM business unit manager at MSC.Software Benelux. In 2006, MSC.Software Benelux was acquired by Technigraphics (renamed in Nobletek in 2010), where Jan took position as Managing Director Europe. He has built strong relationships and collaboration with Nobletek India turning Nobletek into a real global company.

Finally, in 2018 he became General Manager Benelux at Processia.

Karine André
HR Director

Passionate about people and cultures, Karine is an accomplished business-oriented HR professional.

First focused on training and development during the first 10 years of her professional experience, Karine pursued her career as an HR Business Partner in the Silicon Valley for a software company, participating to the integration of numerous acquisitions. Back in France with the same company, as the HR manager for an R&D site, she helped with the setup of a lean organization. Then she led the EMEA HR activities for a provider of telecom business solutions, and supported globally one of the business units going through a deep transformation. After 2 short-term missions led in the IT services sector to set up or enhance the HR function, she joined Processia in January 2018 as Group Human Resources Director.

She holds an EMBA from HEC and a Master’s in Management of Human Resources from La Sorbonne in Paris, and is a certified coach.

Keen on personal development topics, she spends a lot of her free time reading books or attending conferences and trainings. She loves traveling and discovering new horizons.

Eric Giroir
General Manager France

Experienced General Manager with a demonstrated history of working for the last 22 years on PLM/Digital Transformation industrial projects.

Led several key management positions at Software Editor, Industry and Consulting level.

Skilled in Research and Development (R&D), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Project/Program Management, Business Development, and Digital Transformation.

Strong professional with a System Engineering degree and a Master of science in Electrical and Electronics from Nottingham University.

Bala Arun
Managing Director UK

With close to two decades of experience in implementing PLM for auto, industrial equipment and high-tech manufacturers from Europe, Asia and North America, Bala is focused on successfully delivering end-to-end Product Lifecycle Management systems for our customers in the UK.

An engineer by education, Bala started his career in 1997 with TVS Sundram Fasteners Ltd, a leading auto-component manufacturer in India. To widen his horizon, he then did his MBA in General Management. Passionate in leveraging information technology for engineering, in 2001, he joined the then fledgling PLM practice of a consulting company as one of its founding consultants. Since then he has worked on more than 10 large PLM programmes as the lead consultant and project manager, across the world. In 2004, he initiated and led a joint software development project with MatrixOne inc, USA to design, develop and sell a solution to manage information exchange between engineering and manufacturing teams in organisations. In 2006, he moved to France to lead the PLM business of Tech Mahindra in Europe. Currently he is based out of Coventry, UK leading Processia’s business in the UK.

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