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Fran├žois Dufault joins QinetiQ in Canada


Dufault transitions to industry from a distinguished 24 year career in the Canadian Armed Forces as a tactical aviation pilot with extensive experience at both the tactical and strategic levels.

QinetiQ in Canada, a leading science, and engineering company, operating in the defence, security and aerospace markets, is further expanding its breadth and depth in Canada with François Dufault, CD, M. Eng, MMDS, PMP joining the Ottawa office as a Business Development and Account Manager. As a member of 430 Squadron, he flew Griffons, deployed twice to Haiti and held many squadron leadership positions. A highlight of his military career was his position as the Project Director for the Chinook and Griffon helicopter programs.

“This is a truly exciting time for QinetiQ in Canada. QinetiQ is an innovative company trusted around the world in advice, services, training, test and evaluation and innovative technology-based products and I am thrilled that François is joining our team. François is a genuine, technically-minded, dependable person who shares in our values and commitment to our customers and partners.” said Robert Aubé, Managing Director for QinetiQ Canada.

QinetiQ in Canada, located in Ottawa, delivers unparalleled advisory services, technology and niche products to the aerospace, defence, civil, and security markets. QinetiQ Target Systems located in Medicine Hat, Alberta design, deliver and support of a range of threat representation targets and special mission platforms that include the Rattler, Banshee, Mosquito, Hammerhead and Barracuda drones.