Career Move: Philippe Favreau

Monday, June 4, 2007

Philippe Favreau
NEW JOB: Chief Operating Officer, Carmanah Technologies Corp.

OLD JOB: General Manager Global Operations, Kodak Graphics Communications Group.

EMPLOYER: Carmanah Technologies, one of the world's premier suppliers of renewable and energy-efficient technologies, including solar-powered LED lighting, solar power systems and equipment and LED illuminated signage.

QUOTE: "Cemeteries are full of people who thought they did not have a successor."

READING: This year, mostly 14th century history.

WORST FEAR: None

GADGETS: GPS and Marine Chart plotter

EDUCATION/CREDENTIALS: Master's degree in commerce and administration from the University of Paris, France; master's degree in nuclear sciences from Ecole Polytechnique Montreal; and a degree in physics engineering from Ecole Polytechnique, Grenoble, France.

FIRST JOB: Automation & electrical equipment sales representative with Schneider Electric.

ORIGINAL ASPIRATION: To become a veterinarian.

ROLE MODEL: My first leader with Schneider Electric, Dominique Baudier, who taught me a lot in business and leadership.

BORN: Paris, France on July 27, 1962

NUMBER OF E-MAILS A DAY: 140

NUMBER OF VOICEMAILS A DAY: 20

ESSENTIAL WEBSITE: Environment Canada - Marine Weather Forecast: http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/marine/region_03_e.html

BEST PERK: None

SPORTS/HOBBIES: Ski, sailing and diving

PLACE AND TOPIC OF LAST CONFERENCE: BC Supply Chain Council in Vancouver. Lessons learned were supply chain and outsourcing projects.

CAREER OBJECTIVE: To be part of Carmanah's success as a key player and contributor.