François Mainguy worked at R/D Tech from 1995 to 1998, as their first applied physics technician working with phased array and EMAT ultrasound technologies. He then left to eventually found HARFANG Microtechniques in August 2001. He introduced the first portable ultrasound phased array system for nondestructive evaluation, in June 2002. In 2005, he sold his company to The Sonatest Group (Milton Keynes, UK), where he worked for three years.
In June 2008, he founded UNGAVA in Québec City, to offer design, engineering, prototyping and OEM production for customers. UNGAVA specializes in value-added devices based on complex electronics, embedded software, digital signal processing, visualization software, and mobility. In 2012, he introduced PRAGMA as a division of UNGAVA.
Mr. Mainguy has technical training in applied physics engineering (Cégep La Pocatière), an Electrical Engineering degree from l’École de Technologie Supérieure (Montréal) and a specialization in microelectronics at l’École d’Ingénieurs du Canton de Neuchâtel (Switzerland).
Mike Reilly was previously Group Managing Director of Sonatest PLC from 1989 to 2009, during which time the group grew from a $2m to $25m business.
Mr. Reilly is evolving in the NDT world since more than 30 years now.
Yvon Lemay worked at R/D Tech (then Olympus) from 1993 to 2010. From 2010 to 2015, he worked on different large scale government IT contracts and from 2015 to 2017 he was senior project manager at Optel Vision for high-speed computer vision inspection lines. He is now COO of PRAGMA.
As a system programmer, he was part of the FOCUS project, the first industrial phased array instrument at R/D Tech. He has also overseen early software development of the OmniScan portable system. He also took part of the engineering and delivery of several large scale gantry systems using 3D contour following.
He owns a Master’s in Electrical Engineering and a degree in Computer Science from Université Laval. He is specialized in embedded software, real-time processing, robotics and project management.
Fernando Brandão is a multidisciplinary NDT technician and has been so for the last 10 years, where he worked in industries such as oil and gas, power generation, transportation and civil infrastructures, acquiring a considerable amount of experience in application solving. Having tackled several challenging NDT projects in the past, he has since acquired a taste for demanding and difficult projects.