June 8, 2021 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
The Lion Electric Company has appointed Francois Beaulieu as chief information officer (CIO).
In his role, Beaulieu will steer Lion’s evolving digital initiatives and optimize the Quebec-based company’s investments in the information technologies that underpin its organizational processes for electric vehicle manufacturing.
“I am happy to welcome Francois to Lion at a very exciting phase in the growth of our company,” says Marc Bedard, CEO and founder of Lion Electric.
“As Lion continues to expand in all directions – including everything from our product portfolio to vehicle and battery manufacturing, not to mention our employee base – having a unified approach for our information systems under the guidance of an experienced leader like Francois is key.”
Beaulieu brings to Lion over three decades of experience leading information system design in a variety of industries in both Canada and Europe, including banking, insurance and telecommunications, where he served as CIO at Cogeco.
Since 2011, Beaulieu has worked in a variety of consulting capacities, managing major digital infrastructure transitions and optimizing back-office platforms for clients such as National Bank, WSP and Air Canada, among others.
Most recently, he served as a strategic technology advisor for Efico’s “CIO on Demand” service, which aims to help organizations of various sizes achieve their digital transformation goals by providing IT expertise.