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    SHAPE TEAM

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    CHARLES VALLIÈRES

    VICE-PRESIDENT

    Charles, SHAPE’s vice-president and co-founder also known as an experienced industrial designer, creates and designs all SHAPE’s high-end camera support equipment lines. He’s one step ahead when it comes to the latest technical developments in the film industry. In his mind’s eye, he can picture what will be the next best thing to meet the customers’ needs. In wintertime, Charles really enjoys freestyle skiing and coaching young skiers at the Orford Freestyle Ski Club that SHAPE created; he also loves riding a wave in the summer.


    MYLÈNE GIRARD

    PRESIDENT

    Mylène is SHAPE’s president and co-founder also known as a visionary and business strategist. She envisions the company’s future and co-creates innovative camera rig equipment designs with her life and business partner. Mylène is the one sitting across the table at your first meeting sharing her crystal-clear vision and direction for the company. Outside of work hours, she is a photography and film enthusiast, and has a passionate fascination for getting the perfect picture.


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    Dirk develops and manages sales and customer service duties to maintain strong existing customer relationships while successfully creating and driving new sales opportunities around the globe. He works in conjunction with the owners to generate new leads, product and technology opportunities in existing and new market segments as well as manage and train SHAPE’s sales team. Dirk really enjoys scouting and spending quality time with his family.

    PATRICE BLANCHARD

    SALES MANAGER (FRANCE-BELGIUM)

    Patrice develops and manages sales and customer service in France and Belgium.


    KIM HUTCHINSON

    NORTH AMERICAN ACCOUNT MANAGER

    Kim works with North American accounts to build relationships and provide support for SHAPE equipment besides representing the company on client visits and at trade shows. Knowledgeable about our products and the industry as a whole, she is focused on customer service and supporting our extensive reseller network. In her free time, you’ll find her curled up with a good book, singing in a choir, or out with friends enjoying the night life in Chicago!


    NICO MARCHAND

    TECHNICAL CONSULTANT - MEDIA

    Nico knows SHAPE’s products inside and out. He’s probably the one explaining all the features and technical specs on SHAPE’s camera equipment and accessories during trade shows and over the phone. He’s also our media specialist; he produces and edits SHAPE’s videos and pictures. Nico has been a camera operator for the last 22 years. In his free time, he’s a photographer, car racer and skydiving fanatic.


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    Cheerful and dynamic, Johann is our technical assistant who produces and edits SHILL videos besides assisting Nico in the production of SHAPE's technical videos. After work hours, Johann loves to shoot and edit extreme sports videos.

    ANDRÉ PERRON

    TECHNICAL CONSULTANT - DP

    As a technical consultant, André knows SHAPE’s products extremely well and represents the company in major trade shows around the globe. He also works as a director of photography and steadicam operator in the film and TV industry, so he’s constantly on the look out to identify operators’ needs on the sets. Whenever he’s free, he enjoys playing guitar, travelling and spending as much time as possible with his little girl.


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    Maxime is SHAPE’s online marketing strategist and content management specialist. He develops the company’s online strategies and promotions along with SHAPE’s owners. The client is the central focus for this marketing analyst. In his free time, he enjoys fine wine and dining as well as spas for some R & R.


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    After completing her multimedia programme, Camille joined SHAPE’s team as a graphic designer. She truly is our “quiet influence”. All the little details get attention in her work. She loves playing soccer in her leisure time.

    PIERRE LAMARRE

    CREATIVE DIRECTOR

    Pierre is a creative designer and the conceptual mind behind bold and bright ideas. He has an eye for the smallest detail which defines his work. To avoid sitting behind his screen all day, he loves running and participating in half marathons besides being a pro-active and independent learner.


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    Nathalie is creative; she likes to produce innovative and original content across a range of media and formats. She is responsible for writing and translating product descriptions, articles, slogans, catchphrases, etc. When she’s not working, Nathalie is fond of old traditional folktales and everything that has something to do with personal growth and development.


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    Jonathan is SHAPE’s experienced industrial engineer who is in charge of the production team and plant. He takes on every challenge, and you would be surprised how much he can do within a day’s time. With a lot of demanding projects that often put him on edge, he’s always able to find the right solution. He’s also into martial arts and jogging besides being a musician.


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    Steve, our production team leader, is a focused and efficient manager. He is the go-to person concerning production, assembly and supplies. He loves to do judo, and to play golf and the drums as well as gigging at bars on weekends.

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    Pierre-Étienne ensures quality control besides supervising, planning and synchronizing all activities relating to production, assembly and shipping. On weekends, he enjoys skiing, cycling and producing videos.


    AMÉLIE VALOIS

    SHIPPING CLERK

    Amélie is responsible for carefully packing SHAPE’s camera equipment and accessories, and also preparing shipments in due time. She is a drawing, design and photography enthusiast.


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    Jessie is focused and engages in productive work. He is responsible for shipping & receiving logistics, RMAs, order information and customer service with regard to administrative assistance. After business hours, he loves to express his creativity through the design and making of awesome costumes.


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    Pascal operates on an even keel every day. He is in charge of purchasing and receiving parts from suppliers, entering inventory data, packing and shipping boxes. He is a board game and RPG games fan.


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    David assembles SHAPE camera supports and accessories with spirit; he just loves to crack a joke to make everybody laugh. He enjoys stand-up comedy and writing skits in his free time.


    SYLVAIN DUVAL

    MACHINIST

    Sylvain operates CNC machines; he does the first runs and also the calibration of tools among other tasks. On weekends, he enjoys doing graphic design and research on the Web.


    GUILLAUME LAMONTAGNE-DENIS

    MACHINIST

    Guillaume operates CNC machines besides being a student. He enjoys all kinds of music genres including RAP besides being a car lover.


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    Ivinson operates CNC machines diligently to produce high-quality aluminium parts. He really enjoys reading and playing basket-ball.


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    Alain is SHAPE’s accountant (CPA) who has an eye for details and due diligence for accuracy. He ensures that sound management practices are efficiently used to monitor SHAPE’s performance results. His love of travel enables him to combine business with pleasure by providing entrepreneurship training workshops abroad.


    GABRIELLE TREMBLAY

    ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN

    Gabrielle is our accounting assistant who is responsible for all matters in relation to administration and accounting such as payroll and human resource administration. She is our fine baker who just loves to bake awesome cakes and pastry for her loved ones.

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    Martine is responsible for SHAPE’s accounts payable and receivable. Her mere presence speaks volumes. She enjoys lending a helping hand at work besides volunteering at her local school library to help children better their education and meet their full potential.


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    Founded in 2007, SHAPE wlb Inc. is a global brand with a strong reputation for excellence, innovation, design and craftsmanship. The couple and co-founders, Mylène Girard and Charles Vallières, were both working in the film industry for over 15 years before launching their own business. Mylène was working as an assistant camera operator on sets and Charles was running art departments for set building and special effects for various film studios. 
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