Director of Finance, Purchasing & IT
Newly graduated from his Bachelor’s Degree, Dominic Després, CPA, CMA joined AV&R in 2008 (Baccalaureate in 2007 and CMA 2009).
Mr. Després’ tasks evolved over time, in synergy with the company’s growth. In 2012, he was promoted Financial Director, in charge of an accounting clerk and part of the steering committee. Following the merger between IMAC Automation and AV&R Vision & Robotics in February 2014, Mr. Després became AV&R’s Director of Finance, Purchasing & IT (information technology). His team now comprises 8 persons.
Mr. Després ensures AV&R’s funding for international expansion through grants, loans, purchasing conditions’ management, financing letters of guarantees, etc. In order to vigil financial health, he maintains a dashboard that monitors the finances of the company (forecasts, actual budgets, variances, cash flow, etc.).
In 2012, Mr. Després was nominated for CMA Award for Excellence in the category 30 years and under. This award recognizes the CMAs who professionally stand out by their expertise in strategic and financial management and possess communication skills.