Team

Our mission

GAAMA’s mission is to assist manufacturers with their energy-saving strategies and thermal system designs. We offer clients a combination of expertise in both high‑quality energy studies and project design and management.

Our story

GAAMA was founded in 2017 as an extension of Pragmathic, a leader in pinch analysis and industrial process design, as well as design and project management. Founded in 2001, Pragmathic enjoys a solid international reputation and continues its mission with GAAMA.

Our vision

Our vision is to become the go-to team in the energy efficiency sector. We will be recognized for our expertise in identifying and implementing large-scale energy reductions and new processes to facilitate energy transition.

Our values

Innovation, sustainability and transparency are our core values.

 

Innovation: Our ideas are creative and unique. GAAMA excels at anticipating trends and opportunities for developing concepts. GAAMA employees are avid learners and curious about new concepts.

 

Sustainability: We prioritize sustainable solutions out of a sense of respect for the environment and future generations. In the same vein, we place a premium on building long-term relationships with clients and employees alike, and ensure that both groups receive our undivided attention.

 

Transparency: We are honest with all of our employees, clients and suppliers. We rely on a keen sense of accountability and honesty to always do better and to build our relationships on trust.

Corporate social responsibility

Our company’s mission goes beyond business. We believe in the importance of giving back to our community and contributing to the prosperity of the society that supports us. That’s why GAAMA supports a number of causes by volunteering our time and offering financial support.

 

A few of our past projects:

  • Pro bono drafting of financial assistance documents for the modernization of Récupex, a social integration organization with an environmental mission
  • Participation in the Grande Course pour la Sclérose en plaques
  • Consulting and financial support for the Université de Sherbrooke COP 25 project
  • Sponsoring and presenting at the third Conference on Sustainability in Engineering

 

Purchasing carbon credits

We offset the greenhouse gases generated by all of our travel by purchasing carbon credits. From Newfoundland to Toronto to the United States, we’re there for our clients and spare no effort to mitigate the impact of our travel.

 

Diversity

Diversity has been a guiding principle for GAAMA since the very beginning. Diversity of gender, age, cultural background and more is a strength recognized by our team. Diversity is an asset for innovation and for offering personalized service to our clients.

Our team

Andrée-Anne De Gagné, ing. MBA

Managing Director and Associate

819 993.6971

GAAMA partner Andrée-Anne has worked in industrial energy efficiency since 2007 and has carried out many studies on energy conservation for thermal power plants and industrial processes. She has recognized expertise in steam piping design, in designing projects to reduce energy consumption, and in energy monitoring.

Gaétan Noël, ing. M.Sc.A.

Director of Process Integration

514 916-2658

GAAMA partner Gaétan has worked in industrial energy efficiency for over 30 years and carried out many studies of energy savings for a number of companies across Canada. He has recognized expertise in process integration through pinch analysis and has led approximately one third of the total studies in this field since Pragmathic was founded in 2000. The many studies under his belt have led to the implementation of a great number of energy efficiency projects. In 2003, he won the APEGBC award for a study for Quesnel River Pulp on energy savings obtained as measured after the implementation of projects after a full year of operation ($2 million worth of gas per year). In 2012, the Gala Énergia (AQME) awarded Lantic Sugar the Industrial Processes prize for a project based on a pinch study Gaétan conducted in 2008. He has also contributed to several Canadian, US and international patents in the development of new efficient processes using process integration, such as the dehydration of ethanol by membrane permeation.

Mathieu Paquette, ing.

Director of Engineering and Partner

819 432-4954

GAAMA partner Mathieu has more than 10 years of industrial experience. He has designed and carried out many major projects in the sector, including refrigeration and ventilation. He has also done engineering consulting for the design and coordination of major projects related to energy recovery from industrial systems.

Eric Le Couédic, ing., M.Sc.A.

Energy Efficiency Manager

514 668-6100

Éric Le Couédic has over 20 years of experience with energy production and consumption equipment. He leverages his knowledge of the industrial sector to identify opportunities for energy savings in production processes and auxiliary equipment (lighting, steam production equipment, HVAC, compressed air, etc.). Not only is he an excellent communicator, but his extensive knowledge of financial assistance is a hugely valuable asset for any energy-saving project. Éric has an in-depth understanding of the technical aspects of production, equipment performance and new technologies allowing the transfer of a process from one industry to another.