Our Leadership Team
Rémi Quimper, Eng.
Rémi is a professional engineer from l’École Polytechnique with a strong background in simulation and training from the aerospace industry. He is an experienced leader having directed the development of many new products including CAE SimfinityTM which was awarded several prestigious international prizes such as the Frost & Sullivan Technology 2004, the Frost & Sullivan Product Innovation 2004 and the Pinnacle Award 2002 from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
In May 2010, Remi was named Business Personality by the Chamber of Commerce of Ville Saint-Laurent.
Danny Grenier, Eng, MBA
Vice President of Operations and Technology
Danny is a professional electrical engineer from Laval University with a specialty in Computer Design Engineering. He is also a Concordia University 2004 MBA graduate.
Danny is a software specialist in real time simulation and has held several different positions during his 16 years at CAE; some of which are Systems Software Designer, Systems Group Leader, Software Systems Department Manager and Electrical Systems Department Manager responsible for over 100 software and hardware design engineers. Danny has also managed a simulated instruments manufacturing unit responsible for the production of low cost replicas of aircraft instruments for simulator use.
Pierro Hirsch, Ph.D
Research Road Safety and Development of Training Programs
In January 2006, Pierro joined the team at Virage Simulation. Since 1976, he has studied the effects of driver training on driver behavior and crash risk from the multiple perspectives of: driver trainer for novices and professional drivers; teacher-trainer; driving school owner; training program developer; corporate consultant, and road safety researcher. Pierro completed his undergraduate degree at the University of California and his Masters and Doctorate at the University of Montreal. He has also completed a Post-doctorate at the HEC, Montreal.
For his Master’s degree, Pierro studied the ability of professional driving teachers to predict the future behavior of their student drivers. His doctoral research focused on the factors associated with increased crash risk among 1,807 adolescent, novice drivers during their first year of unsupervised driving. For his post-doctorate he developed a driving simulator based hazard perception test.
Pierro is the author of many scientific publications related to driver training and its impact on road safety. He has presented the results of his research at national and international conferences. He is now applying his experience, knowledge, insight and passion for road safety towards the development of driving-simulator training and evaluation scenarios and training curricula.
Corporate Secretary and Principal Advisor
Peter has a Bachelor of Science from Dundee University in the UK.
As Vice President Product Engineering and Vice President Electronic Engineering and Manufacturing at CAE, Peter was responsible for the design and development of all the electro-mechanical assemblies as well as the design and manufacturing of all the electronic assemblies. This responsibility included all the flight simulators, civil and military, as well as the marine control systems.
Peter’s career at CAE extended over 30 years. He has extensive experience in the management of projects having been Director of Project Management for several years responsible for civil, military, energy and marine products.