Who we are

The CRITM team is a group of professionals dedicated to achieving their mission through a strong set of values: integrity, innovation, excellence, partnership, and support.

CRITM professionals work hand in glove with their clients, providing them with personalized assistance at every stage of their research project, whether it is with developing, financing, partnering, networking or executing the project. Contact us!

The members of the team

Jean-François Pouliot
General Director

Holder of a bachelor’s degree in geology from the University of Quebec in Chicoutimi (UQAC), Mr. Pouliot worked as a geologist from 1991 to 1994. In 1994, he joined the ranks of SOQUEM INC., working as a geologist. He was later promoted to project manager, a position he held until 2003. In 1998, he was involved in the discovery of the Brosman gold-bearing structure in the Chibougamau District.

From 2004 to 2016, he was Director General of Trans-Al Network Inc., an organization dedicated to the development of aluminium transformation. He contributed to the Canadian Aluminium Transformation Technology Roadmap in 2006 as project manager.

Bearing a strong background and vast contact network within the metal transformation industry, he became Director General of CRITM in 2016, where he devotes his efforts to the growth of member enterprises.

Liane St-Amand
Gestionnaire des opérations

Warmest thanks and a fond farewell

M. Ahcène Bourihane
1953 - 2019

Having studied at the Institut de technologie financière et comptable (Finance and Accounting Technology Institute) in Algiers, Mr. Bourihane subsequently earned a Ph.D. in Taxation and Law (France) and an MBA from Laval University. He is also a member of the CPA/CMA profession (Canada).

Mr. Bourihane has 17 years of research and development experience. Before he joined CRITM in 2014, he actively participated in the implementation of research organizations (CRBM, CIDCO, SÉREX, etc.), managed a Quebec-wide collaborative research funding program, and was in charge of a college technology transfer centre for over five years. He has served on numerous orientation committees and set up several projects in forestry, mining, marine-resource, transportation, agri-food and other sectors. Mr. Bourihane’s extensive knowledge of the collaborative research ecosystem makes him a key contributor in the development of innovation projects.

The Board of Directors

Louis Plante
ArcelorMittal Produits longs Canada
Gabriel Caron-Guillemette
Bombardier Inc.
Sylvio Poirier
Groupe Canam inc.
Guy Genest
Mathieu Brochu
Université McGill
Louis-Marie Loembe
Robert Bruckert
EPIQ Machinery
Henri Champliaud
Martin Doyon
Ahmed Bouajila
Impact Global Solutions IGS
Claude Maheux-Picard
Centre de transfert technologique en écologie industrielle CTTÉI