Laval, February 3, 2020 — François Plourde, President and CEO of CIMA+ announces the retirement of Jean-Pierre Normand, Chief Operating Officer (COO), on March 1, 2020.
“I wish to thank Jean-Pierre for his valuable contribution to the implementation of significant structural changes at CIMA+ over the last few years. His thoroughness, dedication and professionalism are examples for new generations of engineers and business leaders to follow,” says François Plourde.
As a partner and Vice President, Project Management since 2000, and as COO since 2016, Jean-Pierre Normand has amply demonstrated that he possesses strong skills in management and client relationships. He namely operationalized the firm’s strategy in all of its sectors, and efficiently managed their productivity and profitability. He initiated the development of an ERP system at CIMA+, ensured the implementation of operational procedures and risk management processes, and oversaw their application. His high level of thoroughness and in-depth knowledge of the industry allowed him to supervise the work and mentor several CIMA+ managers and employees.
Jean-Pierre Normand’s impressive background allowed him to build a strong reputation in the consulting engineering industry, allowing him to understand all the issues organizations are facing, and to tackle the multiple complex challenges generated by market globalization and changes in corporate management.
Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Jean-Pierre Normand has more than 39 years of experience in project management. During the course of his career, he participated in numerous large-scale projects: the new Réseau express métropolitain (REM), the Université de Sherbrooke campus in Longueuil, the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec, the extension of Highway 30 on the South Shore of Montreal, the Sainte-Justine Mother and Child University Hospital Center (CHUSJ), and the Highway 10 public transit project, to name just a few.
CIMA+ is one of the largest private consulting engineering firms in Canada, offering a comprehensive range of engineering services in municipal infrastructure, transportation, buildings, industry, energy and hydroelectricity, telecommunications, as well as services in project management and the environment. Founded in 1990 through the merger of several well-established consulting engineering firms, CIMA+ has more than 30 offices across Canada, and employs more than 2,300 people, a majority of whom share ownership of the company. For over twenty years, employees have ranked CIMA+ among the Best Employers in Canada, according to the Kincentric survey. For more information on CIMA+, please visit our website at cima.ca.
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