Francis acts as Canadian Advisor to Bair Energy, advising the team on technical sales, business development, construction materials, and field services in Canada and for international projects. Francis has spent his career as a Professional Engineer with a strong background in technical sales and business development in the heavy industrial and power markets. He graduated in mechanical engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal and speaks fluent English and French. Francis currently completes his Executive MBA remotely.
Francis started his engineering career in pipeline regulations with project technical compliance and advising on public hearings. Following this work, Francis’ desire for action attracted him to become a Project Engineer for constructing a large-scale petrochemical project in Fort McMurray. He then moved across Canada to supervise and inspect the installation of wind turbines in Québec.
Relocating to Toronto, Francis made a career change towards business development and technical sales, where he built relationship skills and developed a wide network at various levels. He conducted different specialized pieces of training on high-performance products in the energy and heavy industrial sectors. He managed the approval process for various product approvals in renewable and nuclear power generation. He presented diverse technical presentations to engineers and owners, including with the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) and the Canadian Wind Energy Association.
Along with his current position with Bair Energy, Francis occupies a National Business Development and Strategy Manager with a large-scale industrial and commercial construction supply distributor and manufacturer. While guiding sales strategies and market business intelligence, he also supports technical sales and oversees the sales strategies and development of specialized engineered materials.