Pierre F. Caillibot

Metallurgical Engineer with a Master and a Doctorate in Applied Sciences, he enjoyed a long career with Hydro-Quebec and is now President of Accademia Qualitas.

Involved since 1972 with national and international standardization, he chaired a number of National committees for the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and the Standards Council of Canada (SCC). From 1997 to 2003, he was also International Chairman of ISO/TC 176, the committee responsible for the ISO 9000 standards. 

He also chaired the International Standardization Committee which developed the ISAS BCP 9001 Standard for the Media, the “Association Québécoise de la Qualité” and the “World Council for Quality – A Network for Sustainable Management Systems”. 

Certified lead auditor and Site examiner for the Canada Awards for Excellence, he received over the years a number of National and International Awards for his leadership in the field of Quality. 

André St-Hilaire

Graduated from Laval University in Quebec City as a bachelor in Mechanical Engineering. Since 1991, he has acquired a solid experience in Quality management systems (QMS), Environmental Management systems (EMS) as well as OHS Management systems. Over the years he has been involved in more than 200 projects in different organizations. He has specialized in the improvement of business processes as well as the implementation and integration of Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001), Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001) as well as Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSAS 18001). 

He is an ISO 9001 lead auditor (quality), an ISO 14001 lead auditor (environment) as well as an OHSAS 18001 auditor (Occupational Health & Safety). He is also involved with the “Grands Prix québécois de la qualité”, where he acts as an Expert in the evaluation of organizations. Finally, he has taught Quality Management at the “École de Technologie Supérieure” at the university bachelor degree level and provides contract services to different management system registrars.

Nicole Talbot

Industrial Engineer, member of Order of Engineers of Quebec, she holds - a Black Belt certification from the American Society for Quality (CSSBB), - an Aircraft Certification Speciality Course from Transport Canada and - a Master in Management Engineering. She has 20 years of experience in various manufacturing environments (automotive, aerospace - civil and military, ...). Trainer and consultant (quality tools, LEAN) and experienced auditor (internal audits, suppliers and special processes) in the aerospace and automotive sectors (Canada, USA, Mexico and Asia).

Johanne Villeneuve

Graduated as an industrial engineer, she has worked for more than fifteen years with small, medium and large companies in the implementation and improvement of quality management systems according to ISO 9001, in training and in audits. 

She also performs audits for a registrar that is accredited by the Standards Council of Canada. She is qualified to audit many sectors such as pulp and paper, printing, chemical industry, metallurgy, metal, distribution, information technologies and professional services. 

She also has, over the last 15 years, developed a recognized expertise in the implementation of ISO/IEC 17025 in various types of laboratories. She helped many laboratories obtain their accreditation by the Standards Council of Canada.