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Our Team

At Optimec Consultants, we are a passionate and devoted team since 2002, working every day to make a significant difference in our customer’s product development journey.

Mathieu Lussier

Ing. | M.Sc.A. | MBA

Founder and CEO

Max Lucchesi

Co-owner and VP Business Development

Our team

Discover who is part of the Optimec Consultant’s team

Benjamin Beckelynck

B.Ing. | M.Sc.

Engineering simulation specialist

Brandon Recine

Technicien

CATIA Applications specialist

Catherine Forest

B.A.A

Digital marketing manager

François Theret

Ing. jr | M.Sc.

Engineering simulation specialist

Hafedh Marouane

B.Ing. | M.Sc.A. | PH.D

Engineering simulation specialist

Hamza Benzakour

M.Sc.

Engineering simulation specialist

Lamine Diallo

B.Ing. | PMP | MBA

Director PLM & CAD Services

Leince Remson Elysee

B.Ing. | CPI

PLM Functional Consultant

Réjean Belliveau

B.Ing | IS

Junior Engineering simulation specialist

Ricardo Magalhaes

Ing.

Simulation Application Engineer

Thomas Garnier

Ing. jr | M.Sc

Engineering simulation specialist

Victor Barriault

Technicien

CATIA Applications specialist

Working at Optimec is
mastering the best-in-class CAE & PLM software in the industry.

Brandon Recine

CATIA Applications specialist

Brandon’s interest in advancing technology and applied mechanics led him to pursue a DEC in Mechanical Engineering Technology at Dawson College, with a focus on 3D CAD and design. His career began in earnest in the manufacturing industry compiling technical manuals for and designing of stretch wrapping machinery. Here, he was able to develop and expand upon his competence in the 3D CAD domain. 

In 2018, an opportunity presented itself for Brandon to work in the construction industry as a BIM solution technician. His ability to learn new software and problem solving allowed him to adapt and succeed in the new environment.  

Brandon joined Optimec Consultants in 2021 as a 3D CAD specialist. 

Victor Barriault

CATIA Applications specialist

During his studies at Cégep du Vieux Montréal, Victor worked in the manufacturing field. The experience Victor acquired serves him at Optimec by helping him to bring the best solution to his customers.

Since his start at Optimec in June 2020, he is solving multiple complex problems by offering simple solutions empowered with the powerful best-in-class engineering tools.

Thomas Garnier

Engineering simulation specialist

Thomas started to work at an engineering company directly after his graduation. In 2019, he left France to settle in Quebec, where he continued to work in stress consulting. Working mainly in space field, but not limited to, his expertise led him to become an employee at Optimec Consultants.

From stress simulations to automation process, Thomas uses all his skills and experience to carry out the projects on which ones he works.

Ricardo Magalhaes

Simulation Application Engineer

Ricardo is an alumnus of Montreal’s École Polytechnique with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. His career path started early on in Finite Element Analysis in the automotive industry. This led him to pursue an opportunity in Japan as a Powertrain Design Expert Consultant.

Upon his return to Montreal, he started working for Optimec’s Consulting Firm as an Application Consultant. His expertise in FEA, CAD design, and programming allow him to provide services for Optimec’s trusted clients, including engineering process automation, product design and support.

Réjean Belliveau

Junior Engineering simulation specialist

Réjean is a recent graduate in his master’s in applied science with a concentration in composite materials from Université de Moncton, where he also obtained his degree in mechanical engineering in 2019.

During his studies he worked with the industry, mainly on composite material research, metal 3D printing as well as heat exchangers. During his projects Réjean has extensively used FEA and CFD tools to solve complex numerical problems.

Leince Remson Elysee

PLM Functional Consultant

During his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at Polytechnique de Montréal, Leince has developed his technical skills in design and manufacturing that he experienced in various industries. His interest in mathematical modelling brings him in research and development team at Polytechnique where he was developing new numerical particles. Beside his technical experiences, he was an active member of EWB’s (Engineering Without Borders Canada) Polytechnic’s chapter where he used his management skills as president to develop many aspects of the chapter.

When he graduated, he joined Optimec Consultant as a Functional PLM Consultant, where he combines his technical with his management skills to help clients build robust processes in the development of their product.

Lamine Diallo

Director PLM & CAD Services

After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal, Lamine started his career in the consulting world for a major PLM solution provider. At the beginning of his career, he worked on projects for a major Automotive OEM customer. This opportunity allowed him to travel to Japan, where he spent two years collaborating with this client’s R&D team.

Back in Montreal in 2005, following his interests in business management, Lamine reoriented his career towards PLM consulting in the aerospace, automotive and oil and gas industries. In the meantime, he pursued a master’s in business administration to further his knowledge and skills.

In 2020, after a transition in the construction industry, Lamine joined Optimec Consultant as a solution architect for PLM solutions. 

Hamza Benzakour

Engineering simulation specialist

After graduating with a master’s degree in applied mathematics and mechanical engineering from the ENSEIRB of Bordeaux, France, Hamza’s passion for the automotive sector led him to work as a vibration engineer for an international tire manufacturer in France. He then occupied a role of FEA consulting engineer as a crash test specialist for an international car manufacturer for three and half years.

Following his Canadian dream, he found himself in Montréal and his years of experience along with his solid technical knowledge granted him the title of finite element analyst in 2020 for Optimec.

Hafedh Marouane

Engineering simulation specialist

Hafedh holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the École Polytechnique de Montréal in early 2017. He began his professional career as a postdoctoral researcher in the mechanical engineering department at the same school. He also has teaching experience, acquired as a lecturer in the engineering Modules at Polytechnique Montréal.

Having a diverse background in numerical simulations and a passion for solving complex technical problems, Hafedh joined Optimec in September 2018 and has held the position of a specialist in engineering simulations. Certified “SIMULIA – UFEA Technical Support,” he helps large and diversified clients to analyze, optimize, and improve their products using the latest simulation technologies.

François Theret

Engineering simulation specialist

After graduating from a French engineering school in Bordeaux, Francois launched his career as a FEA consultant for ArianeGroup taking part in European space rockets development. Willing to get closer to actual testing and so-valuable-for-FEA material data, Francois joined a building products company-owned R&D centre in Massachusetts (he knows he didn’t have to go that far to do that… 😊) as a research engineer helping various business units in their product development through FEA and test methods development.

He then came back to a FEA consulting role as he moved to Montréal bringing help to customers all along the product development chain before joining Optimec Consultants in 2020 and pursuing in this consulting role.

Catherine Forest

Digital marketing manager

After completing her studies, Catherine started her marketing career as a social media manager while travelling abroad. Her-self taught abilities, autonomy and drive allowed her to seize an opportunity with a digital marketing agency upon her return to Montreal.

Always aiming to hone her skills, Catherine joined Optimec Consultants as a digital marketing manager where her dynamism, expertise and strategy have been put to use furthering Optimec’s prominence in North America.

Benjamin Beckelynck

Engineering simulation specialist

Benjamin, born and raised in France, landed in Quebec City in 2012 with an aerospace engineer’s degree from IPSA. He completed his education in 2015, graduating with a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Universite Laval. Benjamin has been with Optimec Consultants since 2016 working as an FEA analyst.

Benjamin has been involved with a wide variety of projects including non-linear structural static, advanced explicit, linear dynamics, fluid dynamics, fatigue life, and optimization analyses. With more than 5 years of experience, Benjamin is responsible for defining workflows to build and validate FEA and CFD models guaranteeing high fidelity and detailed comprehension of the analyzed product.

Max Lucchesi

Vp Business Development

Experienced professional with 20+ years in process and business transformation, leveraging technology to enable business improvements. Primarily engaged with manufacturing customers, supporting them in connecting the dots between engineering, manufacturing, and related services.

Prior to join Optimec. as partner in December 2018, Max worked for many different industry leaders such as DXC Technology, Dassault Systèmes, and SAP, covering multiple roles and serving customers in several verticals such as Aerospace and Defense, Automotive, Industrial Equipment and Civil Engineering/Energy. In the last few years, Max has been involved in many PLM and IIoT projects. He has collaborated with major players all around the Globe, to elaborate and execute their “connected strategy”, from the use cases definition, validation (Proof of Value) and business and technical architecture design.

Today at Optimec Max leads all business development activities, managing the relationship with strategic customers and partners.

Mathieu Lussier

Founder and CEO

After graduating with a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Mathieu gained five and a half years of engineering and simulation experience. Specializing in FEA consulting, Mathieu provided product analysis and optimization for customers in various industries including aerospace engineering, industrial equipment, and recreational vehicles.


Acting on the desire to pursue his own career goals, he founded Optimec Consultants in 2002 with the goal of becoming a leader in North American Engineering Simulation. Mathieu is both the CEO of Optimec and the leader of Optimec’s engineering simulation consulting team.