Bodycad’s board of directors is comprised of individuals with unique perspectives, industry knowledge and business acumen. The board plays a pivotal role in helping shape the company’s direction and supporting its success.
Jean Robichaud is the founder and CEO of Bodycad. He also plays a leading role in regard to innovation and development as the Director of Research. Jean graduated as a dental technician in 1979 and is one of the few Master Fellows of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists in the world. He has established himself as a pioneer and visionary in the dental industry. Indeed, he was one of the first to design implant-supported prosthesis and, more importantly, to integrate computer-assisted design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM), which has now become a standard of care in the dental industry. He has established a track record of successful business ventures and has now set his sights and expertise on integrating CAD/CAM technology into the orthopaedic sector. He founded Bodycad in 2011 and is now using almost 40 years of entrepreneurial expertise, along with his experienced team, to design implants and instruments for orthopaedic applications using Bodycad’s proprietary software and technologies.
Mr. Laurent Beaudoin is a chartered accountant and Fellow of the Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec.
After a prestigious career managing Bombardier Inc., a company specializing in the manufacturing and selling of rail and aviation products, he continued to serve on the board of directors of this company. In February 2015, Bombardier Inc. honoured Mr. Beaudoin with the title of Chairman Emeritus.
Also, Mr. Beaudoin is Chairman of the board of directors of BRP Inc., Gestion McInnis and Ciment McInnis Inc., as well as President of Robotique FIRST Québec and Beaudier Inc.
Mr. Beaudoin holds honorary doctorates from several universities.
Gabriel Robichaud is the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Bodycad. He has more than 14 years of experience in operations management for medtech companies with an emphasis in personalized medicine. He has been instrumental in the launch of several start-up companies that had sustainable growth and great success. These success stories have been achieved through his fresh vision, leadership, and strong sense of innovation. Gabriel draws on a creative and strategic approach to solve issues and manage effectively. Since the beginning of his career, he has often played a leading role in product development and recruitment to build high-performing teams. Gabriel graduated in Business Administration from Université Laval and in Industrial Robotics from Cégep de Lévis-Lauzon.
Ms. Élaine Beaudoin is a chartered accountant and a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) and the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec . Between 1989 and 1998, she served as Chief Executive Officer at Unifix Inc., a company specializing in the manufacturing of lightweight concrete boards. Ms. Beaudoin is Director for Groupe Canam, Beaudier Inc., Ciment McInnis, and various foundations.
Ms. Beaudoin has obtained the ICD.D certification from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Mr. Jacques Levesque is a chartered accountant and Fellow of the Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec. Mr. Levesque’s career began in 1969 at Ernst & Young. Over the 29 years during which he worked for the firm, he advised numerous business leaders in the areas of taxation, reorganization, and corporate financing. Between 1977 and 1991, he played an active role in professional affairs and in 1991, he became President of the Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec. He was then granted the title of Lifetime Member.
In 1998, he joined Beaudier Inc., a private financial holding company belonging to the Beaudoin family, where he is serving as Vice-President of Finance. He is involved in the development and financing of various companies, as well as in portfolio management in manufacturing sectors, real-estate business, and health care. He serves on the board of several private corporations.
Dr. Bernard Brochu is a diagnostic radiologist, and he graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of Université Laval in 2003. In 2004, he completed a specialized training in magnetic resonance imaging at Hôpitaux de Paris, and he is a member of the Collège de Médecine des Hôpitaux de Paris.
In addition to his hospital-based practice, Dr. Brochu is a shareholder and medical director of Clinix Imagerie médicale et intervention. He is also a shareholder and a member of the Board of directors of IRM Québec Imagerie par résonance magnétique, as well as a shareholder of Imagix Medical Imaging.