Pierre Aubrey, President
Pierre Aubrey joined ShapeGrabber in 2001, shortly after the company spun out of Vitana, a designer and manufacturer of digital imaging products, where he was Vice President of Product and Business Development. Initially responsible for sales activities at ShapeGrabber, Pierre is currently the company’s President and manages Operations and Marketing.
Pierre began his career as a Research Associate at the Canada Center for Remote Sensing. He next joined Telesat, Canada’s national satellite operator, where he spent 10 years in various roles, including Spacecraft Reliability Engineer, Flight Dynamics Specialist and Project Manager.
Pierre holds Bachelors degrees in Physics and Physics-Mathematics from the University of Ottawa, as well as an MBA with a concentration on International Business from the University of Ottawa. He has also done graduate work in Physics at Stanford University and completed graduate courses in International Business from Université Supérieure de Commerce, Reims, and University of Canterbury Business School.
Pierre has received several awards for academic achievement, including the Governor General’s medal for highest overall average in a Bachelor’s degree program, and the NSERC centennial scholarship awarded to the top graduates in the country in scientific and engineering disciplines.
Stephane Bourgon, Operations Manager
Overseeing purchasing, ordering, receiving, assembling, product testing, and shipping, Stephane ensures that all ShapeGrabber activities run smoothly and efficiently. In addition to handling material management, Stephane also performs onsite certification of customer systems.
Beginning his career as a manufacturing supervisor at Prestec Electronics, Stephane joined ShapeGrabber after a two-year role as Production Technician at Vitana. Stephane has a degree in computer software development from Retter Business College.
Nicholas Chwalek, Sales Manager, North America
Nick has handled North American sales for ShapeGrabber since 2015. In addition to coaching and mentoring ShapeGrabber sales partners, Nick also works with customers and the channel to ensure that parties are fully-informed about ShapeGrabber products, capabilities, and where they fit in their process. A mechanical engineer by trade, Nick has specialized in sales for a majority of the last ten years. His unique blend of manufacturing, engineering, and sales knowledge allows him to connect deeply with the customer at both an executive and technical level.
Nick joined ShapeGrabber after a successful career at Geomagic (now 3D Systems) in which he held a variety of roles including application engineering, sales, and management. Nick has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University.
Nicolas Marmet, Chief Engineer
Leading all engineering activities at ShapeGrabber, Nicolas is responsible for scanner and scanhead design, software code, and more. In addition to supporting, testing, and calibrating all ShapeGrabber equipment, Nicolas works in concert with our QVI colleagues to design the next generation of scanners and scanheads.
Nicolas has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Ottawa.
David O’Connor, Manager, Applications Engineering
David O’Connor joined ShapeGrabber (then a subsidiary of Vitana) in 2000 as an applications engineer, and has since been working directly with ShapeGrabber’s customers in various roles to help them implement ShapeGrabber products. He is responsible for the company’s support, training, and applications engineering teams.
David graduated with distinction with a Bachelor of Industrial Design from Carleton University. He has also received additional training in Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), Polyworks and Geomagic software.