Management

Louis Laflamme

President, CEO & Director / Member of the Board

Louis Laflamme is President, CEO and Director of OpSens, a medical device cardiology-focused company. OpSens is commercializing, on global markets, a second-generation fiber optic pressure guidewire (OptoWire) to diagnose and treat coronary disease, aiming to improve the clinical results of patients. He has also held various senior management positions in biotechnology and software technology companies. 

Mr. Laflamme has been a member of the Quebec Order of Chartered Professional Accountants since 2001. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Laval University in 1998.

Robin Villeneuve

Vice President Finance & CFO

Robin Villeneuve served as Chief Financial Officer for Federal Fleet Services Inc., a private maritime company. Prior to that, he worked as Chief Financial Officer for seven years at Virginia Mines Inc., a company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. He was part of the team that oversaw and successfully negotiated the sale of Virginia Mines to Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd. He also previously held several strategic financial positions for AbitibiBowater Inc. now known as Produits Forestiers Résolu Inc. However, Robin began his career and completed his initial training with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Laval University and is a member of the Order of Chartered Professional Accountants of Quebec. He is also a certified corporate director.

Alain Gagnon

Vice President Operations

 

Alain joined OpSens in 2016 and is reponsable for all production, supplying, quality and engineering manufacturing activiy. He is also responsible of product development and regulatory affairs. He has cumulated over 25 years of experience in management of innovative operations and activities in the medical field, including 20 years at STERIS (NYSE :STE). He is recognized to build performing teams around a culture of continuous improvement.

Alain obtained a bachelor’s degree in Mecanical Engineering from Laval University

Charles Bruxelle

Vice President Global Marketing & Sales in North America

Charles Bruxelle oversees global marketing programs, as well as sales in the United States and Canada. He has over 15 years’ experience in Interventional Cardiology with a variety of international marketing and commercialization roles covering diverse geographies such as France, EMEA and Worldwide. Before joining OpSens, Charles spent most of his career with Boston Scientific and GE Healthcare. Charles combines expertise in the field with an unique skillset to analyze, shape a vision and deliver solid execution.

He earned his engineering degree in fluid mechanics from INP Grenoble and his marketing master degree from the Management School of Lyon with assignments in Germany and Sweden. Charles is currently based in Minnesota, USA.

Michele LaRosa

Vice President Sales & Marketing EMEA

A background of Electronic Biomedical Engineering and a Master in Business Administration, before spending 20 years of sales and marketing International experience in different healthcare businesses.

For more than 10 years, I have been leading the coronary physiology and imaging business growth in St. Jude Medical first and then in Opsens.

Yves Légaré

Vice President, Human Ressources 

Yves Légaré joined OpSens in 2021 as Vice President, Human Resources. He assists all departments of the Company, namely OpSens Medical and OpSens Solutions, with their human resources needs.


A human resources management professional, he has nearly 30 years of experience, including 15 years as a senior manager. His experience was acquired in a variety of business contexts and jurisdictions as well as internationally.


Prior to joining the team, he worked for more than eight years as Vice President, Human Resources, at Groupe Biscuits Leclerc, a food manufacturer in Canada and the United States, where he contributed to many advances and achievements, including the implementation of a resource management structure to support the strong growth in sales and production, as the number of plants increased from five to eight and the number of employees doubled to 1200.

Yves previously worked in various fields such as marine transportation, recreation and tourism, and environmental engineering.


He graduated from McGill University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Industrial Relations.


His positive, mobilizing influence and consistency with the company’s vision, values and strategic objectives make him a team player who contributes to the success of the organization, who treats employees with respect and who helps develop an organization where employees are proud to work.