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Vice-président, Développement commercial sur le terrain
Membre de l’équipe EXFO depuis 1998, Stéphane Chabot dirige la fonction de développement commercial sur le terrain de la Société. Il a pour mission de maximiser les activités d’EXFO dans les marchés et les secteurs de croissance stratégique des applications touchant la fibre optique, le transport et les tests de réseaux 5G. Au cours de sa carrière chez EXFO, M. Chabot a notamment occupé le poste de vice-président, Tests et mesures pendant sept ans; dans le cadre de ce rôle, il a considérablement augmenté la part de marché et les revenus de quatre unités d’affaires. Il a en outre exercé diverses fonctions au sein de l’organisation responsable de la gamme de produits, où il a travaillé avec les équipes sur des innovations de rupture destinées aux fournisseurs de services de télécommunications, aux opérateurs multisystèmes et aux centres de données à très grande échelle. Avant de se joindre à EXFO, M. Chabot a été officier des télécommunications dans les Forces armées canadiennes pendant six ans. Il est titulaire d’un baccalauréat en sciences spatiales du Collège militaire royal du Canada ainsi que d’un diplôme en administration des affaires de l’Université Laval, à Québec.
Subject Matter Expert
Gwenn Amice is a Subject Matter Expert at EXFO, where he specializes in next-generation optical networks. In his current role, Gwenn provides technical seminars, training, and support to EXFO's customers, helping them navigate the complex landscape of optical network technology. He also offers technical advice to customers, leveraging his deep expertise to help them overcome any challenges they may encounter.
Since 2019, Gwenn has also served as a Senior Member of Technical Staff, representing EXFO at industry events and working closely with product development groups to ensure that EXFO's solutions remain at the cutting edge of the field.
With 28 years of experience in the entire lifecycle of telecom networks, Gwenn brings a wealth of knowledge to his role at EXFO. He holds a university degree in electrical engineering and industrial computing and is a passionate advocate for continued learning and growth. Gwenn is committed to staying up-to-date on the latest trends and technologies in his field, and is dedicated to helping EXFO's customers succeed in the rapidly-evolving world of optical network technology.
Subject Matter Expert
François Marcotte is a Senior member of technical staff and Subject Matter Expert at EXFO. With 30+ years in the telecom industry, he started as a repair tech for DMS-100 systems. Over the years, François has acquired expert knowledge on Ethernet, IP, OTN and high speed optical technologies. He is continuously working with customers as a technical advisor for testing high speed systems and troubleshooting 5G performance. François is involved with product definition and guidance at EXFO for Ethernet and optical transport solutions. He regularly contributes as a speaker in various seminars and webinars. François graduated in electrical engineering from Polytechnique Montreal.
Technical Business Development Manager
David J. Rodgers is a seasoned Test and Measurement (T&M) professional with wide-ranging experience in serial communications protocol and interconnect validation, and a focus on Ethernet network and Fibre Channel fabric solutions where he has been defining, designing, deploying and marketing a broad range of high-speed serial analysis T&M products for SANs and LANs. David has 35+ years industry experience in bringing new computer technologies to market with a wide-ranging background in business, program management and product development of serial protocol T&M solutions. He is an original member of the USB Implementers Forum and one of the pioneer marketers of USB protocol analyzers. David represents EXFO for high-speed interconnect test technologies including Ethernet and Fibre Channel in various protocol industry groups such as IEEE, T10/T11 standards bodies, the Ethernet Alliance and the Fibre Channel Industry Association.
Jean-Marie Vilain brings to EXFO more than thirty years of extensive experience in optical transport networks, signal integrity testing and protocol network testing. His past experience also led him to work with major telecom accounts in Americas, EMEA and Asia, and to develop a deep expertise in technical marketing, competitive analysis and sales strategy. Jean-Marie Vilain holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from École de technologie supérieure de Montréal.
Senior Product Line Manager, EXFO
Lawrence is an optics veteran; he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Netherlands and has held various key Directorial positions at optical T&M companies in the Netherlands and the U.S.A. He is currently active as a Subject Matter Expert on behalf of EXFO, involved in passive and active component testing driven by PIC technologies.
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.
Thomas Newhart is an Account Manager at EXFO.
Thomas Newhart is an Account Manager at EXFO.
Jennifer Zhang is an Account Manager at EXFO.
Major Account Manager
Rick Graves is a Major Account Manager at EXFO.
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