Director General’s Office

Pierre Dumouchel, Director General

Pierre Dumouchel began his career at ÉTS as a professor in the Department of Electrical  Engineering. Mr. Dumouchel, who created the master’s program in IT engineering, was its director from 2005 to 2011. From 2011 to 2014, he directed the Department of Information Technologies and Software Engineering.

Before joining the ranks at ÉTS, Pierre Dumouchel held a number of positions at the Centre de recherche informatique de Montréal (CRIM - Montreal Centre for Computer Research): Vice President of Research and Development and Scientific Vice President and Primary Researcher on the Speech Recognition team.

Mr. Dumouchel holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from McGill University and a master’s degree and a doctorate in telecommunications from the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS - National Institute for Scientific Research). His interests and research work are in the field of speech recognition with a view to applications in televisual subtitling, speaker recognition for electronic listening applications and emotion detection for applications in healthcare and call centres.  

Mr. Dumouchel has been director general of ÉTS since February 2014.

Members of the Executive Management Team

The Director General of ÉTS is supported by an executive management team that advises him, helps him ensure that ÉTS runs smoothly and assists him in carrying out his duties.

JEAN BELZILE, Director of Strategic Development and Resources

Jean Belzile’s background is in computer science and telecommunications. He successively held the positions of Electrical Engineering Professor, ÉTS Research and Industry Relations Director, Interim Director of Academic Affairs and Assistant Deputy Minister in Charge of Innovation at Quebec’s Ministère de l’Économie, de l’Innovation et des Exportations (ministry of the economy, innovations and exports). He has been Director of Strategic Development and Resources at ÉTS since 2016. Over the course of his career, he has contributed to a number of industrial projects and has around 50 scientific communications and 20 patents to his name.

CHARLES DESPINS, Director of Faculty Affairs, Research and Partnerships

Charles Despins has been active in the industrial and academic spheres for more than 30 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from McGill University and a master’s degree and doctorate in electrical engineering from Carleton University. His research activities primarily focus on IT and communications and wireless networks. Before joining ÉTS, he was a professor at INRS Télécommunications. Formerly a professor at INRS Telecommunications, he also worked for several years in the ICT industrial sector, among other things as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Bell Nordiq Group, and within the Telesystem Group during the deployment of wireless networks in Canada, India and China. More recently, he was CEO of the Prompt research consortium for thirteen years.

MICHEL HUNEAULT,  Director of Academic Affairs

Michel Huneault has been Director of Academic Affairs at ÉTS since January 2018. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Université Laval and a master’s and doctorate in chemical engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal. From 2012-2018, he was Director of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnological Engineering at Université de Sherbrooke, a department in which he was also a full professor beginning in 2009. Previously, he was employed by the National Resource Council Canada (NRCC), where he directed a research group.

LUC MARTIN, Director of Real Estate

Luc Martin has been ÉTS Director of Real Estate since 2017. An engineering graduate of École Polytechnique de Montréal, Mr. Martin holds three graduate degrees in administration. He has more than 35 years of experience in the construction industry, including 20 years in the field as an estimator, project manager, and owner and manager of construction companies both in Quebec and internationally. He is the founder and until recently, was the Executive Vice President of the Corporation des entrepreneurs généraux du Québec (Quebec General Entrepreneurs’ Corporation). Mr. Martin is a company administrator, and has sat on a number of boards of directors in the construction industry. He currently sits on the board of directors of the Régie du bâtiment du Québec (Quebec Construction Board).

CÉDRICK PAUTEL, Secretary General

Cédrick Pautel has acted as ÉTS Secretary General since 2017. Mr. Pautel, who holds a bachelor’s degree in law from the Université de Montréal and a master’s in public administration from the École nationale d’administration publique (ÉNAP - National School of Public Administration), also acted as Chief of Staff for the ÉTS Director General’s Office. Previously, he held a number of positions in the academic world, in particular Advisor to the Vice President of Education and Research at Université du Québec; Primary Research Fellow and Policy Analyst at the CREPUQ (now the Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire - BCI, or the Interuniversity Cooperation Bureau); Director of Planning, Policies and Legal Affairs at the Association of Universities and Colleges Canada (now Universities Canada).