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29th October 2019, Saint-Hyacinthe

CTT Group announces new President and CEO

Appointment of Olivier Vermeersch as President and CEO of the CTT Group. © CTT Group

Appointment of Olivier Vermeersch as President and CEO of the CTT Group. © CTT Group

Robert Bélanger, President of the Board of Directors of the CTT Group and President of Belt-Tech Products, has announced the appointment of Olivier Vermeersch as President and CEO of the CTT Group, one of the Collegial Center for Technology Transfer (CCTT) of the Cégep of Saint-Hyacinthe.

Mr Vermeersch succeeds Jacek Mlynarek, who will remain associated to the CTT Group as an Ambassador and Strategic Advisor – Research and Development, Partnership and Innovation. Mr Mlynarek has spent over the last 26 years on the development of the CTT Group, which is now recognised as one of the most important Collegial Center for Technology Transfer in Quebec and Canada. In 2009, Mr Mlynarek received the Innovation System Builder Award from the Quebec Association for the Development of Research and Innovation.

Mr Vermeersch is in a familiar territory, since he has been working for the CTT Group from the beginning of his career in 1991. In 2014, he was promoted Vice President – Research and Development and more recently, he was appointed as Executive Vice-President. In 2014, he was awarded the prestigious Excellence Award from the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies. Mr Vermeersch will continue to be Chairholder of the NEXTEX Industrial Chair of St-Hyacinthe College, a Canadian NSERC Level 2 Chair in Innovative Technical Textiles, which brings together many of CTT Group's customers.

“The appointment of Mr Vermeersch, coupled with Mr Mlynarek's association, is both novelty and continuity. This collaboration will give a new boost to the CTT Group, while maintaining its achievements: a major asset for its many clients. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I wish Mr Vermeersch and Mr Mlynarek the best success in their new duties,” commented Mr Bélanger.

The CTT Group is a collegial centre for technology transfer affiliated with the Cégep of Saint Hyacinthe. It has extensive expertise in research, development and analysis of technical textiles, geosynthetics and advanced textile-based materials. Through its team of multidisciplinary experts and a fleet of highly specialized equipment, the CTT Group serves local, national and international clients.

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