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Patrice marc Pelletier



Global Executive with standout record of achievement in various sectors, including engineering, construction, industrial and  manufacturing in transportation, energy and environment. Vast experience in managing complex engineering, manufacturing and production operations.

Demonstrated ability to develop and implement innovative strategies as well as lead significant business development efforts.

Skilled in developing existing, new and emerging markets for a wide range of products and services in various regions of the world and on all continents.

Recognized leader for achieving significant double digit growth by enrolling the organization in the creation of an innovative vision, and focused, results-driven execution.

Mr. Patrice M. Pelletier served as Corporate Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing of ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. from May 2009 to October 2014.

Mr. Pelletier served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Montreal Port Authority from September 2007 to April 2009.

Mr. Pelletier served as President of Spar Aerospace Limited, an affiliate of L-3 Communications Corporation and L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. from July 2005 to August 2007.

Prior to joining Spar Aerospace, Mr. Pelletier held several senior executive positions in the engineering-construction (SNC-Lavalin : 1988-1999, and 2004) and manufacturing (Bombardier : 1999-2004) sectors.

At SNC-Lavalin Inc., he progressed through a number of senior roles in the Power and International Divisions, including Senior Vice President of Special Projects and Senior Vice President of Asia.

At Bombardier Inc., Mr. Pelletier held successively the positions as Vice President of Project Development and Sales Asia, Vice President of Worldwide Project Development and Sales and President, Transit Systems Division, Bombardier Transportation.

Mr. Pelletier has over 30 years of domestic and global experience in conceptualizing ideas, seizing opportunities, building operations and leading successful new business development initiatives and ventures.

He is a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec and of the Professional Engineers of Ontario and of Alberta.

Mr. Pelletier holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal and a Master of Applied Sciences degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Manitoba.


Nov. 2015to date

Deputy CEO, Directeur Général Adjoint

OSMOS Group SA, EREN Groupe

Responsible, as Deputy CEO, for sales and for all affiliated companies, Research & Development, Quality, Engineering, Supply and and Communication.

Developed and implemented a new service business model and a significant expansion through a partnership network in over 15 countries.

Founded in 2001, OSMOS is a pioneer of monitoring engineering. Its unique fibre-optic based system produces an extremely early report on the structural health of all types of structures. By optimising the operating conditions of the structures, OSMOS extends their lifetime, thus cutting out the need for major renovations, which has economic and environmental impacts. As a result of its innovative technology, OSMOS obtains a real-time assessment of the health of a structure at each stage of its life cycle.

OSMOS is a subsidiary of EREN’s Group, who's objective is to make reliable and competitive technologies available in order to utilize natural resources more efficiently. We are hoping to unite all of our stakeholders around this ambition (industrial and financial partners from both the public and private sectors, current and future clients, institutional players, personnel and managers) and ensure that each and every one of us rises to this challenge which concerns us all.

Dec. 2014to date

President & Founder

ARCAS Strategy & Innovation

Founded in 2014, ARCAS is a global consulting firm with a network of international experts and advisors teaming to support an accelerated and robust growth path for entreprise with global reach. 

ARCAS specializes in advising and working with executives and their organizations to develop timely and effective winning project development strategies in various sectors of the economy, including energy (traditional and renewable), transportation (air and rail), port & harbour, water and the environment.

May 2009Oct. 2014

Corporate Vice-President, Global Sales & Marketing


ATS provides innovative, custom designed, built and installed manufacturing solutions to many of the world's most successful companies in industries such as life sciences, transportation, energy, consumer products & electronics.

Responsible for worldwide marketing; strategy & market planning; bid management; business/project development and sales.

Developed and implemented an innovative global sales and marketing organization focused on four key segments, and inclusive of a key & global account structure management, capture plan strategy, and front-end business processes, including the successful implementation of a state-of- the-art CRM (salesforce.com).

Increased bookings year to year by 10 to 20 %. Developed and signed the largest contract in the company's history (100 M$) in the healthcare industry in East Africa with an innovative contracting structure for the automation industry. 

May 2009May 2010

Chief Executive Officer


Photowatt is the French solar energy industry leader and an integrated manufacturer of ingots, wafers, cells and modules with a capacity close to 100 MW.

Based in Bourgouin-Jallieu, responsible for the manufacturing, marketing and sales, engineering, project management, and delivery of complete solar energy products and systems. Annual revenues of approximately 200 million US with 750 employees operating from two main facilities (60,000 m2).

Developed within 100 days of appointment, the first comprehensive strategic plan for this 30-year old pioneer in the field of renewable energies that led to a 25% cost reduction, significant improvement in solar cell performance, complete rebranding, and a complete repositioning of the company on the French market and other markets in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

Sep. 2007Apr. 2009

President & CEO

Montreal Port Authority

World's largest inland port, generating 18, 200 jobs and $1. 5 billion annually in economic spin-offs.

Led the development of the port's first strategic plan. The four-phase $2. 5 billion 12-year plan was approved by the Board of Directors and is currently being implemented. The plan will triple port capacity, and generate 41, 000 jobs and $3. 5 billion annually in economic spin-offs, and increase national productivity by 0.6%.

  • Developed the financing plan for expansion, through MPA's equity and debt, public and private funding.
  • Developed a sustainable development plan and a framework for executing the Port's expansion plan harmoniouslywith its surrounding community.
  • Worked closely with clients such as MSC (world’s 2nd largest shipping line) that was seeking additional capacity, resulting in the establishment of a new weekly service for the Mediterranean market and significant growth for a developing market segment.
  • Updated processes and introduced new quarterly reporting requirements including the development of a series of KPIs and dashboard indicators covering all the sectors of activities.
  • Delivered record cargo tonnage results in both financial years 2007 and 2008. Increased 2008 revenues by 8% over 2007 and net profit by 27%. Ranked #1 in growth for container ports in North America.
May 2005Aug. 2007


L-3 Communications, SPAR Aerospace Ltd.

SPAR a division of L-3 Communications, the 6th largest defence company in the USA (annual revenues of $13 B).

Responsible for the turnkey marketing and sales, engineering, project management, and delivery of complete maintenance and modernization programs for worldwide C-130 Hercules Aircraft markets. Annual revenues of approximately $100 million US with 550 employees operating from two main facilities (40,000 m2).

  • Developed the first-ever comprehensive business plan outlining short and long term strategies (2005-2010). Key countries for strategic pursuits were identified as well as products and services to meet current and future market and customer needs.

  • Reorganized and right-sized the organization by more than 20% over the 2005-06 financial years.

  • Improved customer satisfaction from 50% to a consistent score above 80% by provoking a cultural shift in the company to focus on meeting and exceeding customer expectations.

  • Developed an innovative offering involving international outsourcing and the authorization of the US Pentagon and US State Department, and transformed a contract valued at less than 5M$ into a 50M$ contract, which included a comprehensive maintenance contract due to outstanding client satisfaction.

Sep. 2004Apr. 2005

Senior Vice President

SNC-Lavalin Inc., Power Group

SNC-Lavalin :  A global engineering and construction company (annual revenues of $8 B).

Crafted the vision, strategies and corresponding business plans for various markets in the power sector in Central and Eastern Europe and Asia Pacific.

Dec. 2001Jun. 2004


Bombardier Transportation, Total Transit Systems

Bombardier Transportation : The world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions (annual revenues of $9 B). 

The annual revenue of the division was approximately $600 million US, with 1,500 employees operating on four continents. Specific achievements included:

  • Reorganized and right-sized the organization by more than 25% over a 12-month period (over the 2002-03 financial year), and reduced the wrap rate by 35%.

  • Restructured the operations to ensure a continuous focus on projects and clients. Refocused the sales and marketing activities to increase significantly the win rate from 1 out of 3 bids to 2 out of 3 bids.

  • Achieved the multiple executions and commissioning of high visibility rail transit projects with tight deadlines and fixed turnkey price in partnership with civil contractors.

  • Negotiated major contracts totaling more than $1.5 B with contracts value ranging from $100 to $500 millions in Taiwan, the U.S., Turkey and South Korea. The successful development of the Yongin LRT Project constituted South Korean’s first-ever award of an urban rail transport project to a foreign company.

Oct. 2001Dec. 2001

Vice President, Sales Worldwide

Bombardier Transportation, Total Transit Systems

Responsible for marketing, product planning, design and development, proposal management, project development and sales for traditional and privately financed transit systems, communications and public relations. Launched the reorganization of sales, creation of processes for project development, and increased focus on profitable businesses such as customer service. This led to a rapid nomination as President.

Oct. 1999Oct. 2001

Vice President, Sales Asia

Bombardier Transportation, Total Transit Systems

Responsible for the development and implementation of comprehensive business plans and strategies for several countries in Southeast and Northeast Asia. Managed the proposal management department worldwide. Established two new departments to address part of an emerging market(public-private partnerships) constituting 50% of the overall urban rail transit projects worldwide. This department became a world leader in private rail development and won multiple projects around the globe: South Korea, South Africa, and US. Led the development of innovative and rigorous project evaluation, selection and bid processes and tripled the win/bid success rate(from 20% to 60%). Developed and implemented a comprehensive strategy to build, finance, and operate & maintain urban transit systems, in partnership with different levels of government and private sector, in the Republic of South Korea. This lead to winning and the financial close of a project valued at more than $1 billion.

Oct. 1998Sep. 1999

Senior Vice President, Sales Asia-Pacific

SNC-Lavalin Inc., International Group

Based in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) directed the marketing and sales for the Asia-Pacific Region. Operated eight regional offices across the region covering all the sectors of expertise of the Group.

Apr. 1996Sep. 1998

Senior Vice President, Sales South Asia

SNC-Lavalin Inc., Power Group

Based in New Delhi (India) led marketing and sales in South Asia for the power sector. Conceived and implemented a strategic business plan to develop the energy sector in South Asia, with a focus on India.

Oct. 1988Mar. 1996

Various senior positions

SNC-Lavalin Inc.

Canadian Team Leader in Egypt (1993-1996)

Executive Director in Tunisia (1990-93)

Senior Project Engineer in Canada (1988-90)

Main Accomplishments

Accomplished international sales professional with an outstanding record of success in the infrastructure sector. Established and developed the private rail sector for Bombardier Transportation that yielded several contracts totalling over 2 billions dollars.

Delivered consistently strong financial and operation results in three sectors with net profit ranging from 5 to 10% (with annual revenues ranging from 100 to 600 M$).

Systematically created value by repositioning and transforming organizations through strategic planning and development, operational efficiency and focus, re-branding & marketing, and restructuring where required.




University of Manitoba

Civil Engineering, Systems Analysis

Sep. 1978Dec. 1982


Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal

Civil Engineering, Water and Environment



Founding and Board Member

Kovalev & Friends Foundation

Responsible for the organization of ket funding events for the foundation established by Dr. Vobecky and Alex Kovalev to help children with heart conditions.


Monitoring of Bridges by Optical Strands

Sep 12, 2017 : Proceedings of structural Health Monitoring, DEStech Publications, Inc.

A Review of Techniques used by Canada and other Northern Countries for Measurement and Computation of Streamflow under Ice Conditions

Sep 14, 1990 : Hydrology Research, An International Journal, vol. 21 no. 4-5 317-340


May 1990 : M.Sc.A. Thesis, University of Manitoba

Optimization of the Hydrometric Network Operation by a Heuristic Traveling Salesman Algorithm

Dec 1988 : Journal of the American Water Resources Association, vol. 24, issue 6, pp. 1185-1192

Uncertainties in the single determination of river discharge: a literature review

1988 : Revue canadienne de génie civil, 1988, 15(5): 834-850


The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)

Sep 2005 – Present : Professional Engineer

Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec

Feb 1989 – Present : Ingénieur

Professional Engineers Ontario

Jul 2001 – Present : Professional Engineer