Innovation In Our DNA
Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Quebec City, Previan is a leading industrial technology group providing advanced diagnostic technologies to ensure the health of infrastructure and critical assets. As entrepreneurs, we are passionate about challenging norms to create value for our customers and deliver positive change to our industry. We believe that technical intimacy with our customers is paramount to our success, providing us with the insights we need to develop the next generation of infrastructure sustainability solutions. Through fault detection to advanced diagnostics to data analytics, our solutions promote the safety of people, the protection of the environment, and the productivity of assets in industries the world counts on every day. Our technologies are vital to our customers’ ability to achieve operational priorities and meet and exceed environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals.
Our global workforce of 1,600 employees across 34 offices worldwide includes engineers with backgrounds ranging from mechanical, to electronic and software engineering. Our people are central to the innovation and collaborative focus that gives us our powerful competitive edge in market. With a unique, mission-critical value proposition, we have built deeply embedded relationships with our customer base, which comprises some of the world’s largest and most respected companies in the energy, power generation, civil, transportation and aerospace sectors.
Leadership Ahead of The Curve
Previan’s approach is unique in the market. At the core, we are an instrumentation company – we understand the science of sensing, and look to tackle the most difficult problems by leveraging the most advanced sensing modalities, electronic designs, and industry-leading software capabilities. We also understand the complexity of acquiring quality data in difficult environments and analyzing it to reveal insights that drive informed business decisions. Our solutions empower our customers to meet and exceed their safety and regulatory requirements and achieve their ESG priorities.
Owners, operators and stakeholders around the globe must comply with asset integrity standards. As our critical infrastructure ages, environmental considerations escalate and regulations intensify, the demand for effective, cost-efficient hi-tech solutions is unprecedented, and urgent.
Previan is responding to the call. Today, through strategic acquisition and development, we have successfully carved out market and technology leadership positions across our industry. Our solutions serve customers in over 110 countries through a global footprint of dozens of office locations worldwide. And our growth is not slowing. We are building a comprehensive suite of solutions that address a broad range of infrastructure and critical assets – from sensing to data acquisition and analytics – to ensure relevance, as well to reach into new markets, such as water and rail.
Martin drives Previan’s overall strategic vision. A late-blooming entrepreneur with a solid corporate background, Martin is committed to building an exceptional company that goes above and beyond the norm. His business passion revolves around technology, customer-centricity, and accomplishing what others fail to envision. He acquired a wealth of experience in engineering, sales, marketing and business management throughout Canada, the US and Europe. He was VP/GM of Zetec, a Roper Technologies company, from 2007 to 2010, and occupied a progression of mandates with industrial gas and chemicals giant Air Liquide from 1994 to 2007. Martin holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from McGill University and an MBA from Duke University.
With over 20 years of professional experience, Louis-Georges has held the position of CFO with multiple organizations, including Groupe Alta and Biogénie/EnGlobe. Prior to joining Previan, he completed seven years as CFO at Groupe Unipex, a company operating primarily in the development and marketing of cosmetic active ingredients. There, he contributed to Unipex’s impressive international market growth and success via a combination of organic development and strategic acquisitions, up to and including its successful sale to new owners in 2015. Louis-Georges is a CPA, member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec and holds both a bachelor’s degree in accounting and an MBA from Laval University.
Simon combines more than 20 years of experience in business development, mergers & acquisitions, and strategy. He began his career as an attorney and then provided strategic consulting services with the global firm McKinsey & Company. Since 2010, he has held various leadership positions in the aviation, manufacturing, and energy sectors. Prior to joining Previan, he completed five years at Camso Inc., a global manufacturer and distributor of specialized off-road tires & tracks. There, he led the corporate development function overseeing a rapid succession of acquisitions and spearheading the successful sale of the company to the Michelin Group in 2018. Simon holds a Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L.) and Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from McGill University and a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University. He is a member of the Quebec Bar.
Board Of Directors
Martin drives Previan’s overall strategic vision. A late-blooming entrepreneur with a solid corporate background, Martin is committed to building an exceptional company that goes above and beyond the norm. His business passion revolves around technology, customer-centricity, and accomplishing what others fail to envision.
“I am tremendously proud of our many accomplishments to date, both as a disciplined executive management team, and as a dynamic, high-performance company. There is, however, still a lot of hard work ahead of us if we are to fulfill our ambitious objectives. We are extremely privileged to have such a group of fantastic players around the table, who all share a commitment and determination to take Previan to the next level, and beyond.”
With over 35 productive years of practical experience gained in a successful global industrial product manufacturing and distribution organization, Mario has a proven track record as a leader in an internationally recognized company. Formerly the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Corporate Developpement Officer of Camso Inc., Mario continues to share the fruits of his knowledge and expertise in building global companies as a consultant or board member.
“Since I joined Previan as a Board Member three years ago, I have never ceased to be impressed by the quality of this organization, the people who make it up and the exceptional NDT technologies that will enable it to achieve a global leadership position.”
Geneviève is Chief Financial Officer for the ALDO Group. With over 30 years’ experience in finance, she has contributed to the growth of many renowned companies, such as Keurig Dr Pepper, St-Hubert, Reader’s Digest and Kraft Foods, which has helped her gain a reputation which transcends borders. In 2022, she received the title of Fellow by the Québec CPA Order. Very active in the business community, she is also a member of the Board of Directors for Hydro-Québec.
“I aspire to create value wherever I go, and as such, I am very happy to join the Previan team to push the limits and contribute to the growth of this bold company that is committed to making positive and lasting change.”
President of Tandem International, an advisory firm specialized in omnichannel profitability, Marie-Josee is also Professor of Practice at McGill University (Desautels Business Faculty) and the Managing Director of McGill’s Dobson Center for Entrepreneurship. She has over 25 years of experience in the competitive digital and consumer products world (Google, L’Oreal, …) and is best noted for her expertise in Global Product Management and Omni-Channel Profitability. Marie-Josee also serves on several boards, such as Alimentation Couche-Tard and Lightspeed HQ.
“I am eager to bring my knowledge and experience in digital and omni-channel marketing to bear in helping Previan develop a new generation of products and services, and take full advantage of the many exciting opportunities for innovative data-driven business practices.”
David is a Senior Partner within the Novacap TMT team. He is responsible for identifying and executing new deals, working closely with portfolio companies as an active board member and supporting management teams with strategic initiatives. Prior to joining Novacap, David was a Manager at PSP Investments in Montreal where he was involved in the evaluation and execution of private equity transactions. David currently sits on the Board of directors of Nuvei and PKWare.
“I am pleased to be joining the Board of Previan at such a critical and transformational moment in its evolution. It’s an exciting time to be part of this bold entrepreneurial venture, and I look forward to contributing my expert guidance and educated insights to help ensure the company’s ongoing growth and success.”
Chantale Pelletier serves as Global Head of Infrastructure at Schroders Capital and CEO of Schroders AIDA. Schroders Capital is the private markets investment division of Schroders, one of the world’s leading asset managers. In this role, she focuses on enlarging the scale of Schroders’ infrastructure platform globally across a range of sectors, such as renewables, energy, transport & mobility, digital infrastructure, and utilities. Prior to joining Schroders, Chantale was Managing Director, Head of Europe, Infrastructure Group at global institutional investor Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), one of the world’s largest infrastructure investors. Chantale spent more than 20 years in senior global roles at CDPQ, where she has been actively involved in building and managing its infrastructure investment portfolio globally. Throughout her career, she has served on several Boards of Directors, including those of Keolis, Fluxys, Eurostar, Plenary Group, London Array and Budapest Airport.
“I am delighted to be joining the Board of Previan at a pivotal moment of its development path. Previan has been very successful and it’s an interesting time for the business to seize even more opportunities on the market. I look forward to contributing my experience and expertise to help pursuing the company’s growth and success.”
John Williamson is a leadership and performance management consultant, strategic contributor, and board member to organizations focused on the development, manufacture, marketing and selling of industrial products. As a senior executive at Danaher, ITT and Atkore, John has over 30 years’ experience in driving market share, revenue growth, and margin expansion through strategic leadership, operational excellence, and a focus on building high-performance teams. Mr. Williamson was previously the President and CEO and a Board member of Atkore International Group Inc, taking it public in 2016. He has also held the role of President of the Water and Wastewater and the Residential and Commercial Water divisions of ITT Corporation. Mr. Williamson held various executive positions with Danaher Corporation over a 17 year period. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Business from the California State University Fullerton and holds a certificate of Strategic Marketing Management from Harvard. He is currently a board member of Western Forest Products. A resident of San Juan Island in Washington State, Mr. Williamson enjoys boating, and outdoor sports and is a pro bono mentor to a number of small business owners in the Pacific Northwest.
“Its an exciting and critical time for Previan, and an exciting and critical time to be a board member. I look forward to blending my experience in developing strategy, teams, and organizational capability with the exceptional skills that make up the existing Previan Board and Leadership Team.”