FRANÇOIS SÉGUIN

President and founder

FRANÇOIS SÉGUIN, M.Sc.A.

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.

GEORGE UJHEGYI

Director of operations

FRANÇOIS MARCIL

Director of mechanical engineering

JULIEN MAGNÉ

Photonics director

LIONEL JAFFRÈS

Photonics specialist

SÉBASTIEN ALLEN

Senior technologist

LUIS VERAND

Senior designer, electronics and software

NICOLAS SÉGUIN

Mechanical designer

JEAN-CHARLES GONTHIER

Sales Manager

marie-claire amiot

Communications strategist and administrator