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Career History

 

Germain Bélanger graduated from University of Montreal’s Polytechnic School in 1966. His engineering career began at the McGill Space Research Institute. He then travelled to France to continue his training with an internship in composite material parts design.

Throughout his career, Germain Bélanger has worked exclusively in the field of advanced materials for large companies such as Canadian General Electric and Bombardier as production engineer and later as head of R&D. 

In 1979, Germain Bélanger established his career as an independent engineer by opening his own research firm: Le Centre d’étude des matériaux plastiques Bélanger (CEMP Bélanger Ltd.), operating in various fields such as transportation, construction, corrosion, electrical, aeronautics, ballistics and nautical and recreational activities.

In 1996, following the acquisition of CEMP Bélanger Ltd. by the ADS Composites Group, Germain Bélanger became Vice President Research and Development in charge of the seven plants of the group.

In 2000, he founded Bélanger.Com Inc. and gradually resumed his independent consultation activities. He then chose to focus more on technical expertise, failure analysis and research of new design concepts.

To complement his professional activities, Germain Bélanger published numerous technical papers and is a regular speaker in various conferences for the Quebec Order of Architects (OAQ), the University of Montreal’s Polytechnic School, and the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI), the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE), and many more.

In parallel, Germain Bélanger was lecturer on composites materials at University of Montreal’s Polytechnic School from 1975 to 1983 and invited professor on advanced materials at University of Montreal’s Polytechnic School in 1977 and 1978.

From 1986 to 1996, he was lecturer on composites materials at St-Jérôme CEGEP.

Germain Bélanger was also strongly involved in the community, serving as mayor and city councillor of the St-Germain-de-Grantham municipality for over 20 years.