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About us

We are curious, open-minded people who change the world one project at a time through our diversity, love for people and cultures and a passion for new ways to do things better.

Our story

Progesys was founded nearly 20 years ago as a multidisciplinary project management firm, delivering industrial projects in mining, metals and oil and gas industries. Today, Progesys serves an international range of markets that spans from its origins in the aluminum industry to energy, hydrocarbons, mining, infrastructure, transportation and more. It blends management capacity with field technical know-how to make the client’s vision a successful reality.

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Where we started

Progesys was founded in 2003 and the goal was to build a company that would help project owners achieve better projects. With expertise in the aluminum industry, the company’s strategy was to give project owners what they needed most: efficient project management to define and execute plus a successful transition from Construction to Operation.

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How far we've come

Beginning with a small office and team, the breadth of capabilities and the number of employees has since grown to deliver projects around the world and establish permanent presence in the USA, Canada, MENA region and Asia. The services and the business model represent the founders’ vision of what makes projects great.

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Going forward

The future looks bright for Progesys with a brilliant team that shares vision and values. Leading by example, being open minded, valuing life and resources, and cherishing moral and ethical principles remain the fuel to propel ourselves and our clients forward in every field.

Our purpose

To thrive with our clients and communities by allowing projects to achieve their fullest potential.

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We have earned a reputation for always delivering on our promises: to get things done, be responsive, and foster a professional and fun work environment.

Our sustainability

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Governance and delivery
Governance is the responsibility of our executive leadership team for setting out the objectives and the strategies in line with our mission.
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Governance and delivery
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Governance is the responsibility of our executive leadership team for setting out the objectives and the strategies in line with our mission. The executive team makes sure our operations are run in the most effective and efficient way in compliance with our code of ethics. The executive team conducts audits to ensure compliance with policies and alignment with strategies.

Our certificate

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Community
Progesys is committed to contribute time and equity to causes that are dear to our team in every region we operate.
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Community
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Progesys is committed to contribute time and equity to causes and communities in countries where we operate. Among these organizations are Operation Enfants Soleil, for aid and research for sick children, as well as Centraide Diapason-Jeunesse, an organization encouraging youth aged 12 to 17 in Laval to remain in school or return to school.

The company contributes also to other community events such as the Educational Program Pathways, the event Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie, and Circuit Bleu Charles-Bruneau.

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Health, Safety and Environment (HSE)
We have an outstanding safety record due to initiatives and tools that are important to us in our daily life at work and at home.
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Health, Safety and Environment (HSE)
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We have an outstanding safety record due to initiatives and tools that are important to us in our daily life at work and at home. They include continuous education on safe practices and an HSE Management Manual, HSE Policy and Golden Rules listed below.
The HSE Golden rules are posted and adhered to at all times by all employees:

  • Never work under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs.
  • Always work with appropriate PPE’s, permits and Job Hazard Assessment.
  • Lock out all energized equipment and facilities before performing any work on it.
  • Always work at heights with proper fall protection / prevention.
  • Never order or ask someone to do a job under unsafe conditions or to perform a job that puts his life in danger.
  • Stay away from lifting loads.
  • Respect 3m safety distance from moving mobile equipment.
  • Only perform critical activities if you are trained, qualified and authorized.
  • Only enter a confined space if a permit has been issued and you are trained to do so.
  • Wear your seatbelt and do not use handheld communication devices while driving.
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People
We understand that our success is attributable to our employees’ talent, ethics and dedication to our mission.
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People
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The quality of our work is directly related, and more than any other business, to the quality of our resources. The coordination of project stakeholders requires professional, technical, human qualities and values to contribute to project success. Our teams are formed by results driven professionals with significant and progressive experience in engineering, project management, construction and commissioning.

Our leadership team

Riad Faour

President and CEO

Riad is the president and CEO of Progesys, responsible for providing leadership and managing the growth of the company. He has over 23 years of experience in project management and executive leadership throughout North America and abroad. He worked with owners and engineering firms before he co-founded Progesys in 2003 and has  since been responsible for it’s growth and expansion to many industries and regions including Europe, Asia, the Middle-East and Africa.

Riad earned a bachelor of engineering from Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal, advanced strategy and leadership courses at University of southern Indiana, and master of project management degree from the University of Quebec in Montreal, Harvard Business School’s Owner President Management program. He is a registered professional engineer, and certified project management professional (2002-2015)

Minh Tran

Vice President, Governance

Minh Tran is a passionate professional engineer with over 30 years of experience devoted to Engineering and Project Management of industrial Brown and Greenfield projects in North America and overseas. He is a leader in managing development with proven success in preparing and implementing solutions  for complex projects. He has a strong knowledge of governing principles and the implementation of governance programs, compliance policies, processes, and procedures.

 

Rami Faour

Vice President, Business Development

Business Development Leader and strategist with strong management, technical and interpersonal skills. Rami has more than 20 years’ experience in engineering and business development and occupied lead roles in developing new markets and growth strategies aimed at creating greater value for clients and stakeholders.

 

Monica Diaz

Projects Director

Her goal-oriented nature and ability to work as a team player quickly led her to take on project management roles since the beginning of her career. Monica holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, is a member of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec and is certified Project Management Professional. Over the past 15 years, she has had the opportunity to work on projects in Canada, the Middle-East and Asia. She is known for her strong interpersonal skills and great dynamism.

 

Antoinette Labbé

Executive Assistant

Antoinette has been with Progesys since the company was founded in 2003. With many years of experience as an assistant to executives and a track record of strong performance, she skillfully manages administrative duties and client relations.

 

Ariana Kuka

Accounting Manager

Ariana joined Progesys in 2013 and assumed the role of Accounting Manager. She is in charge of the full accounting process. Ariana brings more than 20 years experience in accounting to the team.