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Riedel Communications announced the appointment of Renaud Lavoie to the newly created position of senior vice president of technology. Reporting directly to Thomas Riedel, CEO and founder, Lavoie will work to drive technological innovation, advance Riedel’s video solutions portfolio and strengthen the company’s expertise in IP-enabled hardware and software.
Lavoie moves into this new role after serving for almost a year as managing director for Riedel Montreal. As SVP of technology, he will work to increase interaction between Riedel’s research teams by managing a rotating group of expert engineers from different R&D disciplines eager to explore new technologies.
“With our media and entertainment customers undergoing major disruptive change as they embark on the transition to IP, it’s more important than ever to strengthen our engineering teams doing cutting-edge research and development,” said Riedel.
“In this new position, [Lavoie] will be able to unleash his potential to the fullest extent while also continuing his research and work as an expert consultant, educator and key contributor to Riedel white papers and technology events.”
Lavoie was named managing director of Riedel Montreal upon Riedel’s acquisition of Embrionix. Prior to creating Embrionix, he founded and served as president of Brioconcept, an electronics consulting company, and taught for more than nine years as an adjunct professor at École de Technologie Supérieure, a division of the Université du Québec. Lavoie was also previously a senior hardware designer for Miranda Technologies and co-founded GScience, an esports performance company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electronics from ÉTS and a certificate in management and leadership from the MIT Sloan School of Management.