Yves R Bédard, Eng., D.S.A
Yves R Bédard holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the École Polytechnique de Montréal (1974) and a Graduate Diploma in Administrative Sciences from HEC de Montréal (1986). After working for seven years as Systems Engineering Manager with Bombardier’s Transportation Equipment Group, he founded OPTIMaction inc., a productivity and engineering management consulting firm that he oversaw for more than 20 years.
Mr. Bédard contributed in setting up the Canadian Society of Value Analysis (CSVA) in addition to sitting on its Board of Directors for six years, including two mandates as Chairman. He was elected an Honorary Member of the Board of Directors of Gestion FÉRIQUE in April 2016 with a three-year mandate, on the recommendation of the Executive Board of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec, and was appointed a member of the Governance Committee. Mr. Bédard brings to the organization his extensive experience as a manager and director as well as his innovative ideas.