Mr. Blanchet holds a degree in electrical engineering from the École Polytechnique de Montréal. He also obtained solid management training at the McGill Executive Institute and a university certification in corporate governance at Université Laval. He began his career at CAE Electronics Ltd. in Mirabel, where he held the positions of Systems Engineer and Group Leader, Tactical and Ballistic Mission Computer (CF-18). In 1995, he became General Manager of Fèves au Lard L’Héritage Ltée in Laval and later Chairman, a position he still holds today.
He has experience as a member of various audit, investment, philanthropic, human resources and governance committees. He has sat on several boards: the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec – Lanaudière Regional Committee (1989-2007), of which he was Chairman for three years; the Laval Agri-Food Development Committee Table (2004-2014); and the board of Laval Technopole (2008-2015). Finally, he was Chair of the Board of Directors of Collège Montmorency de Laval (2015-2018), and he continues to serve on the Executive Committee and to be involved with the Collège's Foundation. His participation on various boards demonstrates his dedication and strong leadership in business development.
Mr. Blanchet joined the board of Gestion FÉRIQUE as an honorary member in April 2018 and was elected president in April 2019.