Mr. Eric Geoffrion

Thorlabs (formerly IR-Photonics), Canada

Lecture Title: Bringing Mid-Infrared Fiber Components to the Market

Mr. Geoffrion is a graduate of the École Polytechnique of the University of Montreal where he obtained his B.Ing (1984) in Biochemical Engineering. In 1992, he completed a specialized graduate diploma (DESS) from HEC Montréal.

Mr. Geoffrion began his career at IBM Bromont and then worked at EXFO where he was responsible for the development of  international sales. (1992-1997). He later co-founded ITF optical technologies where he was president from 1997 to 2002. He then co-founded IRphotonics (IR Glass and fibers) with Dr. Mohammed Saad. The company was sold to Thorlabs in 2013 in order to support large US defense based program opportunities for infra-red fibers/cables. He created Thorlabs Canada after joining Thorlabs  and is currently managing director . Thorlabs Canada is focused on the development and production of a range of innovative passive fiber-based optical components. Mr. Geoffrion is also involved in the Infra-red technological steering committee of Thorlabs.