President Groupe Alfid
Following a career in France, Jean-Jacques Laurans immigrated to Canada in 1983 and created Groupe Alfid, a company specialized in property management services. Jean-Jacques sits on the boards of a number of Canadian companies specialized in real estate.
In addition to his professional activities, he is involved with several not for profit organizations, most notably, the Montréal Ville-Marie Rotary Club, the Montréal Olympique high performance athletics club, and Notre Théâtre, an organization that encourages the development of individuals with intellectual disabilities.
President FLUIDS & C°
Franco-Belgian nationality physicist, specialized in fluid mechanics, Diploma Course of the Von Karman Institute in 1987, Vincent worked since more than 25 years in the simulation domain, namely in CFD.
Initially Research and Application Engineer in the industry, he wrote theoretical & empirical bibliographies, set up a multiphase flow software, validated results with experiments, and drew conclusions in an industrial pollutants study or in coating phenomena. He collaborated with international laboratories and participated in seminars and congresses.
He later moved to various software editors, as account manager, following SME and main accounts in Europe from cold calling and prospection, to standard and specific proposal elaboration.
He finally became Sales Manager of companies, the first one in Europe and the second in North America, set up the whole sales activity (markets sectors, new products, CRM…). Covered end-to-end sales processes from analyzing client needs, creating tailored proposals, to managing sales/marketing/quality teams. He was also in charge of channel partner networks.
Vincent was to music and more particularly vocals interested, he sang and conducted various chords, with concerts in Europe and North America.