Gatineau, Quebec, Canada. July8, 2014. NordiaSoft, leader in embedded software development environments, announced today the appointment of Claude Bélisle as its Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. Bélisle previously held the positions of Vice President Satellite Communications Research and of Strategic Program Development at the Communications Research Centre Canada(CRC), a world-renowned government laboratory. Bélisle was also the Chief Technical Officer of the international Wireless Innovation Forum (WInnF) during the 2008 – 2011 period.
During his 28 year career in research and development at the CRC and Defence R&D Canada, Bélisle was involved in a wide range of technologies. From Microwave – Photonics, to Software Defined Radios, and Satellite Communications, he successfully exploited new wireless technologies to address the requirements of policy makers, regulators, military, first – responders, and service providers. Bélisle also spearheaded major strategic and technological shifts across the research organization.
“Claude’s solid technical background in telecommunications and his recent initiative of remodeling the R&D governance structure of CRC, led him to visit some of the world leading government R&D organizations such as DARPA, NIST, Fraunhofer, ETRI, and CDOT,” said Steve Bernier, NordiaSoft’s Co-Founder and CTO. “He will bring the wisdom NordiaSoft needs to foster its expansion into new markets.”
“NordiaSoft is poised to grow rapidly with the ever increasing need for software – defined platforms in all markets,” said Claude Bélisle. “Whether in radios, test instruments, vehicles, or robots, software is now being used in all embedded systems and the need for development tools that reduce time – to – market is more important than ever. The opportunity ahead for NordiaSoft is vast and I am eager to lead this excellent team to new heights.”
“Having worked with Claude for many years, I know he will bring NordiaSoft to new markets,” said Juan Pablo Zamora Zapata, Co-Founder and Director of Business Development. “Claude launched the CRC research program that created the technologies now with NordiaSoft. He has a profound understanding of our business and I look forward to his joining NordiaSoft.”
NordiaSoft offers products and services for customers that need to create state of the art software defined platforms for use in the military/aerospace, telecommunications, robotics, instrumentation, transportation, and consumer electronics industries. Founded as a Communications Research Centre Canada (CRC) spin-off, NordiaSoft’s core team has led a decade – long list of industry firsts in SCA technologies now embedded in thousands of hardware products. As experts in software components for embedded systems, NordiaSoft offers proven solutions to developers creating next generation platforms. NordiaSoft’s solution is built on CRC’s trusted SCA modeling tools and Core Framework, the first commercial-off-the-shelf Core Framework to have been deployed on military radios in the battlefield. NordiaSoft’s team is recognized for its client-focused philosophy and offers exceptional technical support, mentoring, and consulting. More info at www.NordiaSoft.com.