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Louis Demers, President, Co-founder

One In august 2018, Louis Demers took over the role of President to prepare Obzerv for its next phase of development. From Obzerv's creation in 2002 to July 2018, he has served as its Chief Technology Officer from 2002 to 2018, being responsible for both technology and product development as well as production. 

Mr. Demers has a long career in security related technologies. He has worked for 18 years as researcher and scientific team leader in the fields of optics, electronics, signal processing, and digital simulation. In this capacity, he was senior designer of the world-class infrared missile countermeasures “Simulator of Engagement for Missiles, Aircraft, and Countermeasures” (SEMAC) for the Canadian Department of National Defense. He also represented Canada on many TTCP and NATO scientific committees. While still maintaining a very active role on the scientific team, he headed the Infrared Missiles Countermeasures group from 1991 to 1999, as well as the Electro-Optic Warfare section on an interim basis for a year, during a major restructuring effort. 

From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Demers was first Director of Scientific Research, then Vice President, Technology at Labcal Techhnologies. As part of his mandate, Mr.Demers headed the development of a unique product combining fingerprint recognition, smart card, and public key infrastructure features. 

In 2001, Mr. Demers headed the development of the latest active camera prototype at INO. 

Mr. Demers holds a bachelor's degree in engineering physics (1984) from Laval University in Quebec City and he is a member of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec, and the IEEE for 31 years.

Deni Bonnier, Vice-President, Co-founder

One of the company's founders, Mr. Bonnier has been President and Head of Business Development since Obzerv's inception in 2002 until July 2018 when if turned his full attention to business development as Senior Vice-President.
Mr. Bonnier began his career at the Department of National Defense, where he spent 17 of his 24 years of experience as researcher and group leader. From 1990 to 1996, he headed the group that developed and tested Canada's first active underwater mine detection camera (LUCIE) whilst he also supervised the development and testing of an active airborne search and rescue camera (ALBEDOS). As head of the Active Surveillance section, he represented Canada on the NATO committee on the military applications of laser systems. In 1998, Mr. Bonnier joined INO to head its active imaging and DALIS™ laser source group.
Mr. Bonnier holds a bachelor's degree and master's degree in electrical engineering from Laval University in Quebec City. He is currently a member of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec and the Optical Society of America.


Obzerv's active range-gating technology
A breakthrough technology that provides superior identification and recognition capabilities compared to the best thermal imager. Obzerv's cameras have raised the bar in the surveillance market.
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