Pratt & Whitney Canada
Charles Vaillancourt was appointed Chief Information Officer, Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC), in 2014. In this role, he’s been responsible for the company’s digital strategy and the information systems that support its activities.
Prior to joining P&WC, Mr. Vaillancourt served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Cogeco Cable, a publicly-traded telecommunications company.
Previously, Mr. Vaillancourt was Vice President, Global Business Engineering at CGI, a world-class IT service provider, where he was responsible for structuring, negotiating and implementing large IT outsourcing service contracts worldwide. He joined CGI after it acquired a software architecture and development firm he had co-founded. Before his career in the IT sector, he was a mechanical engineer at Nortel and GE Aviation.
Mr. Vaillancourt holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Université Laval. His research focused on the International Space Station's robotic systems. He chairs the board of directors of DASH-L, the corporation that manages Montreal/St-Hubert airport (YHU).
He is an avid sailor and an instrument-rated pilot.