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The Team

Novatech's team of dedicated professionals includes engineers, technicians and technical sales representatives with many years of hands on experience in the supply, design and service of analytical instrumentation and systems


Frédéric Vergès

President. Based in Montreal, QC.
Frederic graduated from École Polytechnique of Montreal in 1989 as a mechanical engineer. Frederic began his career with Novatech back in 1992 as a Technical Sales Representative.


Matt Welland

Vice-President Sales. Based in Toronto, ON.
Matt graduated from the University of Guelph in 1987. Matt’s technical sales experience includes employment with Applied Automation (now Siemens) and ABB. He joined Novatech in 2001


Karl Corriveau

Vice-President Operations. Based in Montreal, QC.
Karl graduated from mechanical engineering at McGill University in 1995. Karl has over 15 years of operational experience having held various positions in project management, production, design and quality. Karl joined Novatech in 2010.


Jim Osprey

Chief Scientist. Based in Montreal, QC.
Jim has a BSc from Glasgow University in Scotland. Inventor and designer of instrumentation and process analytics, Jim joined Novatech in 2003 after 25 years with Servomex in the UK.


Stuart Simmonds

Business Development Manager. Based in Edmonton, AB.

Stuart holds a BSc. in Applied & Industrial Chemistry from Sheffield University in the U.K.  Stuart has worked in analytical instrumentation since 1990 with companies around the world such as Servomex and Ametek PI.  Stuart joined Novatech in 2015.

Jean-Christophe (J.C.)

Jean-Christophe (J.C.) Arènes

Analyzer Specialist. Based in Toronto, ON.
J.C. graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1993 with a Bachelor of Biochemical Engineering Science. He has worked in the analytical instrumentation field since 1995 and joined Novatech in 2009.


Gilbert Lalonde

Service Manager. Based in Montreal, QC.

Gilbert graduated in 1986 as an electro-mechanic.  During a near 20 year career at a large food plant as an electro technician, Gilbert used the opportunity to obtain his electrician’s license.  Gilbert joined Novatech in 2012.


Jeff Schowalter

Technical Sales Representative. Based in Edmonton, AB.
Jeff has worked in the field of analytical instrumentation since 1990, with extensive experience with physical property analyzers.  Jeff joined Novatech in 2014.


Andrew Klenka

Technical Sales Representative. Based in Toronto, ON.
Andrew Klenka graduated in 1979 from the University of Toronto with a degree in applied science and chemical engineering (P. Eng.) Andrew had been in instrumentation sales since graduating and with Novatech since 1998.


François Plante

Technical Sales Representative. Based in Montreal, QC.
François graduated from CEGEP du Vieux Montreal in 1984 as an electro technician with a specialization in microwave telecommunication. François began his career in industrial sales in 1988 and joined Novatech in 2001.


Donna Dvorsky

Technical Sales Representative.  Based in Montreal, QC.

Donna graduated with an Engineering Degree from McGill University in 1984.  Donna honed her skills selling analytical instrumentation at Novatech from 1998 to 2001.  Subsequently she pursued her career with a competitor before joining an aeronautic manufacturer.  She rejoined Novatech in 2013.


George Noll

Technical Sales Representative. Based in Sarnia, ON.
George has been an Analyzer Field Service Representative since 1989 and has been with Novatech since late 2004


Leonardo Roquez

Technical Sales Representative.  Based in Toronto, ON

A graduate of Rafael Urdaneta University in Electrical Engineering, Leo worked for 11 years in the oil field service industry in Venezuela.  Upon coming to Canada, he furthered his studies with a post-graduate certification in Project Management from George Brown College before joining Novatech in 2018.


Sébastien Beauchemin

Service technician. Based in Montreal, QC.
Sébastien graduated from Cégep du Vieux-Montréal in 2006. Sébastien has started his career with Novatech back in 2010.


Michael Thomson

Service Technician. Based in Moncton, NB.
Michael graduated in 1996 with a diploma of Electrical Engineering Technology, and has started his career in process instrumentation and analytics back in the late 90’s. Michael joined Novatech in 2011.


Jimmy Xu

Service Technician.  Based in Toronto, ON

Jimmy graduated from Seneca College in 2008 as a Civil Engineering Technologist, and subsequently from George Brown College as an Electromechanical Technician in 2016.  Jimmy joined Novatech in 2017.


Dave Powell

Service Technician.  Based in Sarnia, ON

Dave graduated from Lambton College with a diploma in Instrumentation & Control Engineering Technology.  He worked as an I&E Technician with Plains Midstream (formerly BP Canada) for 14 years before joining Novatech in 2018.


Benoit Dupont

Inside Sales. Based in Montreal, QC.
Benoit has graduated from l’École des Métiers de Montréal in Industrial electricity. Benoit has been with Novatech since 2001.


Ken Jaipargas

Sales & Service Coordinator. Based in Toronto, ON.

Ken graduated from the University of Guelph in 2008. Ken holds degrees in both Environmental Science and Business. He began his career with Novatech in 2010.