Yves R. Bédard holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnique Montréal (1974) and a Masters in Administrative Sciences from HEC Montréal (1986). After being Engineering Systems Director at Groupe matériel de transport Bombardier for seven years, he founded and directed for more than twenty years, OPTIMaction inc., an engineering management and efficiency consulting firm.
Mr. Bédard has contributed to the creation of the Société Canadienne d'Analyse de la Valeur (SCAV), was a member of its Board of Directors for six years and did two terms as Chairman. In April 2016, following a recommendation from the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec, he was elected honorary board member of Gestion FÉRIQUE for a three-year term and was also appointed to the Governance Committee. Mr. Bédard brings his great management and administration experience as well as innovative ideas to the organization.