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Witness the fastest fiber inspection ever!

  • December 1, 2020
  • Virtual event

Speakers

Philippe Morin

Chief Executive Officer

Philippe Morin was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of EXFO in April 2017 and is responsible for the Corporation's strategy and financial directions, goals and results. He has more than 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and joined EXFO in November 2015 as Chief Operating Officer (COO) leading the company's global sales leadership, market development, and product strategy. Before joining EXFO, Philippe was Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Field Operations at Ciena. He previously held senior leadership roles at Nortel Networks, including President of Metro Ethernet Networks and Vice President and General Manager of Optical Networks. Philippe holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Université Laval in Quebec City, Canada, and a master's degree in business administration (MBA) from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

Stéphane Chabot

Vice President - Field Business Development

Stéphane Chabot joined EXFO in 1998 and leads our field business development function, where he is responsible for maximizing EXFO’s engagement in strategic growth markets and applications related to fiber optic, transport and 5G network testing. Stéphane’s career at EXFO includes seven years as VP, Test & Measurement, where he led four business units to significant growth in incremental market share and revenues. He has also held a range of positions within the product line management organization, working with teams on disruptive innovations for telecommunications service providers, multiple system operators, and hyperscalers. Prior to joining EXFO, Stéphane was a telecommunications officer in the Canadian Armed Forces for six years. He holds a bachelor's degree in space science from the Royal Military College of Canada, and a diploma in business administration from Université Laval in Quebec City.

Guillaume Lavallée

Product Line Manager

Guillaume Lavallee is a product line manager at EXFO, the communications industry’s test, monitoring and analytics experts. He oversees the optical products in the Installation and Maintenance division. He has more than 15 years of experience in telecom test and measurement, related technologies and best practices. Guillaume has a bachelor’s degree in Physics Engineering, specialized in Optics, as well as an MBA from Canada’s University Laval.

Gwenn Amice

Subject Matter Expert

Gwenn Amice currently holds the position of Subject Matter Expert with EXFO, focusing on next generation optical network in charge of technical seminars, trainings, support and technical advices to EXFO’s customers.

Since 2019 Gwenn Amice has been appointed Senior member of technical staff representing EXFO at industry standard events and interfacing with EXFO product development groups.

Mr. Amice holds a university degree in electrical engineering and industrial computing.

He is a member of the Broadband Forum Americas Technology Committee

Marie-Anne Grondin

Marketing Manager

Marie-Anne is in charge of marketing for all EXFO products related to Data Centers and FTTx Broadband Access. Prior to holding this position, she was in charge of all external communications globally, including media placements and public relations. She is greatly involved in Corporate Social Responsibility and social media communications activities as well as spokespeople training. She also participates in many industry events. Marie-Anne graduated from the University of South Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in communications and a master of business administration (MBA).

Michel Leblanc

Research & Development Manager

Michel Leblanc graduated from Laval University in Canada with M.Sc. in Engineering Physics in 1991. He joined EXFO after his graduation and he was leading the development of EXFO’s first generation of OTDR.  Over the years, Michel has taken several leadership positions within EXFO R&D: Manager of Reflectometry, Manager of Research, Manager of Systems Engineering. Michel has been active in different international Committees (ISO, TIA) for the standardisation of test procedures for structured cabling of inside and outside premises. In 2016, Michel joined the High-Speed Photonics Component division of CIENA, where he was Manager for Tests and Measurements.

In 2018, Michel returned to EXFO, leading the Technical Product Owner team and Optical Research team.

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