Our team

OUR TEAM

Meet the team behind Will Solutions.

A qualified team that is experienced and determined, and whose expertise is recognized at the national and international levels. 

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Martin Clermont, Eng. M.Sc. Env., B. Tech. Mec.

President

Martin Clermont is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Will Solutions. For the last 35 years, he has implemented and delivered numerous major and innovative projects in the sustainable development field in Canada and around the world. In parallel with those projects, Martin also carried out various mandates for the Secretariat of the Basel Convention in about twenty countries in Europe, Africa, Latin America and China. Those mandates focused on implementing a national inventory of hazardous waste, an audit methodology and the introduction of legislation and national policies on environmentally sound management of waste. He gave several lectures in Europe, the United States, Mexico, Latin America and Canada, including his participation as a lecturer at the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention in Geneva in 2002.

Since 2007, Martin is actively involved in the carbon markets. He designed and directed the development of a worldwide methodology, the first of its kind, that aggregates GHG emission reductions originating from small emitters to their final acceptance by the VCS certification program. As the promoter, he submitted the first Quebec project which was then validated by an accredited third party. He also directed the third-party validation of the first carbon titles and then put them on the market: a world premiere.

Martin is an engineer. He holds two bachelor’s degrees from the École de technologie supérieure. He received a special mention for a training program completed in 1985 about the energy efficiency subject matter. He has a Master’s degree in Environmental Science from Université du Québec à Montréal.

  514.990.2124 ext. 1              mclermont@solutionswill.com

Michel Dessureault, CPA, CGA

Vice-President Finance & Administration

Michel Dessureault has over 30 years of experience in management and financial operations. Between 2005 and 2010, he served with Entreprises Techniflex Inc. as a general manager. He was a controller at Corporation Inno-Centre du Québec, from 2003 to 2005. Before this position, he held different positions at the management level at Strongco Inc. Michel started his career as an auditor with different accounting firms, such as Moquin, Ménard, Giroux & Associés; Besner, Gally, Shapiro, Kreisman & Company and Coopers & Lybrand.

Michel has completed the CGA certification. He holds a Public Accounting Diploma from McGill University as well as a bachelor’s degree in accounting, also from this university.

  514.990.2124 ext. 4              mdessureault@solutionswill.com

Claudia Lesage

GHG Quantification Manager

Claudia Lesage is responsible for supervising and coaching the GHG quantification team at WILL Solutions. She manages the various carbon projects, including the Sustainable Community project, following the completion of audits. She is also responsible for validating and verifying the various reports produced as part of the various quantification projects.

Given her artistic skills, Claudia is also involved in the creation of visual content for WILL. Claudia holds a Master’s degree in Climate Change from the University of Waterloo, as well as a first B.A. in Environmental Studies and Geography and a second in Fine Arts from Bishop’s University.

  514.949.0030                     claudia@solutionswill.com

Pierre Gravel

VCU Sales Manager

Pierre Gravel, chemical engineer, MBA, has been working for more than 35 years in the role of advisor for the acquisition, procurement, and management of commodity portfolios in the North American energy market.

During his career, he has worked at Énergir, Groupe Noranda, Energy Advantage and Edison Energy as well as having his own company. In his role as an advisor, Pierre has helped several industrial and commercial clients meet and exceed their budgetary objectives of cost and consumption reductions, in addition to positioning them favourably to meet the challenges represented by climate change.

Pierre brings in-depth knowledge of the commodity markets, marketing, portfolio management and financial settlement processes.

  514.402.7755           pgravel@solutionswill.com

Normand Hétu

Strategic Advisor

Normand Hétu has more than twenty years as an advisor in M&A and corporate financing. Throughout his career, Normand has developed strong abilities in perceiving stakes and opportunities facing organizations. He brings a strategic vision encompassing all stakeholders’ considerations. His education and experience are most beneficial in mandates requiring strong expertise in strategic vision, strategy implementation and organizational development.

Academically, Normand holds an MSc in strategic management from the University of Montreal, School of Business (HEC) and a BAA in administration from UQAM.

   nhetu@solutionswill.com

Jean-François Léonard, PhD

Vice-President, Public & Government Affairs

Jean-François Léonard holds a PhD in Political Science and was full Professor at the Université du Québec à Montréal from 1975 to 2005.

As an environmental policy specialist, he was Director of the Institute of Environmental Sciences (ISE), Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Environmental Industries Development Cluster, and Coordinator of the Environment Department at the Montreal Metropolitan Community from 2005 to 2008.

His in-depth knowledge of the political landscape and environmental policies makes him a key member of our management team.

  514.990.2124 ext. 5              jfleonard@solutionswill.com

Francois Beaubien, P. Eng.

Chief Technology and Innovation Officer – CTO

Francois Beaubien is a graduate engineer in electrical engineering and has over 30 years of experience in engineering, IT, and technology.

He has expertise in electronics, embedded systems, Internet of Things, software development, ERP (SAP), IT/OT integration, automated business processes, artificial intelligence, manufacturing systems, and industry 4.0 as well as in IT and technology project management.

As an entrepreneur who started 3 companies including Matricis Informatique, which was acquired by Alithya in 2019, Mr. Beaubien has worked in the manufacturing, industrial, transportation, health, professional services, and research and development environments.

   fbeaubien@solutionswill.com

Anouk Lucas

Community Gatherer

As a Community Gatherer, Anouk is in contact with all the partners, SMEs and NPOs that wish to contribute to a decarbonized economy. She accompanies them from the very beginning by answering their questions, and by elaborating their carbon footprint. She is also the one who animates webinar information sessions to present WILL Solutions and who participates in events.

With a Master’s degree in Sustainable Development and Renewable Energy and a BSc in International Business, she quickly became involved in environmental issues through various experiences: from a small permaculture farm in Latin America, to the CSR department of a multinational company, to the creation of an environmental NPO that facilitates the reduction of carbon impact for individuals. She has also been a director of business incubators where she advised small businesses in their development while helping authorities in the reflection of their economic development strategies.

Curious and open-minded by nature, she enjoys meeting new people and learning from all life experiences.

   alucas@solutionswill.com

Josée Riopel

Human Resources Director

Josée has a Certificate in Career Development from UQAM and a Bachelor’s in Agronomy from the Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Department at McGill University. For the past five years, Josée has offered socio-professional counselling to an organization that seeks to develop people’s employability skills for the 21st-century workforce in constant flux. She is responsible for recruitment and manages HR at WILL.

  514.990.2124 ext. 7               jriopel@solutionswill.com

Raphaël Pittavino-Varitto

Marketing and Communications Manager

With a master’s degree in Strategic Marketing of Products and Brands, Raphaël Pittavino-Varitto is responsible to bring Will Solutions’ offer closer to its stakeholders. Through a work of relevancy, uniformity and attractiveness on the brand, the messages, the marketing mix and the strategic partnerships, he conceptualizes and nurtures the projects, tools and techniques to democratize the business model of Will Solutions. Despite his young age, Raphaël already has cross-functional and complementary experiences, particularly in the fields of finance, customer relations, the start-up environment, lean management and digital marketing.

Beyond his university career in the commercial and marketing field, Raphaël also knows environmental science, systems and the local and circular economy.

Finally, if we had to memorize only 3 things about him: He is a digital marketing aficionado, a National Geographic fanatic and a futsal champ (at least, that’s what he likes to think).

  514.990.2124 ext. 3              rpittavino@solutionswill.com

Christelle Mylène Noutchomwa

GHG Auditor

Christelle Mylène Noutchomwa is a GHG Auditor at  Will Solutions. She collaborates with the other members of the team in the process of quantifying and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Christelle holds a Master’s degree in Eco-counseling from the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC). She also has a certificate from a short postgraduate program in project management from the UQAC and a second Master in Economics, consulting and public management, with project analysis and evaluation as a specialty from the University of Rennes I in France.

In the past, Christelle has also worked as a senior executive at the Cameroon Ministry of Basic Education in Africa. She then acted as an intermediary between the projects and cooperation division and the various school authorities in the country.

  418.490.1461               christelle@solutionswill.com

Claire Druet

GHG Auditor

Claire Druet participates in the process of quantifying greenhouse gas emission reductions related to the Sustainable Community’s project.

After obtaining a law degree in France, she decided to reorient herself in sustainable development to pursue a career closer to her values. She obtained a master’s degree in environmental management at the University of Sherbrooke. She also participated in the implementation of more sustainable practices in the restaurant industry and developed guides and tools in this regard.

  438.874.9640               cdruet@solutionswill.com

Djamil Riadh Debbouz

GHG Audit Assistant

Djamil Riadh Debbouz is an assistant auditor at WILL Solutions. He collaborates with other team members in the carbon footprinting process such as quantification and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

Djamil holds a bachelor’s degree in process engineering from the University of Science and Technology Houari Boumediene in Algeria. He then decided to move to Quebec to continue his studies and obtained a master’s degree in environmental engineering at the École de Technologie Supérieure in Montreal.

Djamil has a great capacity for adaptation, intellectual curiosity and a love of nature. He chose WILL given the many economic and environmental challenges that lie ahead and intends to invest in resolving the various issues from a sustainable development perspective and for the preservation of our planet.

   drdebbouz@solutionswill.com

Jacques Beaudoin

Information Technologies & Digital Applications Coordinator

   jbeaudoin@solutionswill.com

Patricia Marchand

Consulting Services, Operation & Technical Support

Patricia Marchand has almost 20 years of expertise in the environmental field, including 5 years as manager of a Canadian industrial waste exchange. For WILL, she directs and coordinates operations as well as all the activities related to customers and partners’ services.

Patricia has a Master’s degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Sherbrooke, a Minor in Company Management from HEC Montreal and a B.A. degree in Psychology from Concordia University.