President and founder


President and founder

Customer project management

Packaging and Reliability

Photonics Design

Manufacturing equipment design

François has over 30 years of high-reliability photonic product development experience. He started his career in 1986 at Canadian Marconi Company as Development Engineer in the Electro-Optics group of the Avionics division. Two years later, while working at CMC, he completed his Master’s degree in Engineering Physics at École Polytechnique de Montréal. He perfected his photonics R&D skills in the aerospace and military sectors for 10 years, developing airborne LIDARs and various fiber and integrated optics sensors. He then joined EG&G for 3 years, contributing to high-reliability optoelectronic packaging development for laser diodes and APDs. An 8-year tenure followed at ITF Technologies, where he left his mark as VP R&D, leading a team of 35 engineers and technicians, establishing several technologies and novel fiber optic components and systems for high-reliability telecom, aerospace and industrial applications. François joined IR Photonics in 2006 as VP Engineering, developing mid-IR optical fibers and various related products for spectroscopy, processing and airborne directed infrared countermeasures. He launched XVP Photonics in 2008.

François’s track record for innovation and problem solving originates from a rare combination of analytical rigor, methodical thinking and creative intuition. Born into an artistic family, he inherited a passion for drawing and playing the classical guitar. Launching XVP came from a need to be continuously challenged, innovate, solve problems, and develop new products as a creative outlet.

François embodies XVP’s commitment to contribute expertise, creativity and common sense to successful customer projects.


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