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More than 30 assignments in various sectors since 1987 - IT developer, business analyst, team leader, project manager, consultant, process improvement specialist, facilitator, workgroup animator.

Testimonials

Some of the feedback I got over the years

“Extremely knowledgeable regarding Business / Process Reengineering, Productivity and Change Management...

Mr Guerin can be highly recommended. He is extremely diligent and professional in the execution of his duties. In addition he is reliable, efficient and effective in getting a job done. He has very good interpersonal skills.

He possesses a great insight and is extremely knowledgeable regarding Business / Process Reengineering, Productivity and Change Management. Mr Guerin is also an experienced manager."

Casper VAN ECK (Director KitSO Solutions)

“We particularly admired his abilities in production management and this project proved to be a great success due to his background both in computing and production industry...

Gilbert was responsible of the animation of 3 Kaizen groups using Just in Time, 5S, ‘Picking system’, which managed and supervised the production flow.

This was namely possible by introducing a Kanban loop with the Raw Material supplier.

We particularly admired his abilities in production management and this project proved to be a great success due to his background both in computing and industry, background which allowed him to study the impact of the Just in Time on the Manufacturing Enhanced System."

Romuald CRESPIN (Manager Kaizen Department of AUTOLIV)

“Gilbert is very versatile in his approach when incorporating different technology, which pleased our clients....

Mr. Guérin was the project manager, developer and supplied technical support for our client Matra Systems.

It involved the development of a Real Time interface between a 3D viewing system, which collected data from satellite photography, and Microstation CAD software.

It required a high level in programming and understanding the different technologies.

I was greatly impressed by Mr. Guérin's skills as well as his ability to adapt quickly to new techniques and technical environment.

I am under the impression that his greatest talent lies in that he is always able to deal with very specialised technology and methodology without strain."

Benoit VEILLON (Chief Executive Officer - Générale d'Infographie)

“Diplomatic, enthusiastic and a hard working individual who is a great ambassador for France as well as South Africa...

As operational manager, his tasks are to deploy the strategy and objectives specified by the International Management Board including the French Chamber of Commerce of Paris, the French Embassy and local partners, as well as organizing the processes of the company.

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I found Gilbert to be diplomatic, enthusiastic and a hard working individual who is a great ambassador for France as well as South Africa."

Joseph EHRHART (F'SATIE director)

“Great abilities to brainstorm and co-ordinate, and a great talent for abstract and technical conceptualisation...

Gilbert Guérin worked in collaboration with ESIC in 1995 on a project for the civil nuclear industry to develop a 3D modelled software, to visualise in 3 dimensional views parts of the enclosed nuclear areas.

Gilbert was responsible for the project management, and the definition of the functional and technical specifications.

Gilbert has great abilities to brainstorm and co-ordinate, which contributed to a creative and stimulating work environment.

He has also a great talent for abstract and technical conceptualisation."

Arnaud DUMONT (Manager - ESpace Industries Controles)

“His ability to interact with the different departments including the ambassador, diplomats and other institutions were particularly appreciated...

As an external consultant, Mr. Guérin was the architect and developer of the website for the French Embassy, which was launched in August 2002 for the World Summit hosted in South Africa.

His involvements in the project included: content research/proposal, graphic interface design, dynamic database design and site development.

He was also an advisor to the committee of the Heads of Department on this project.

His technical knowledge, autonomy and ability to interact with the different departments including the ambassador, diplomats and other institutions were particularly appreciated."

Me. Genevieve ASSAMOI (Deputy Officer, Press Department of the French Embassy, Pretoria)

“Our company was impressed by the CD-ROM produced and also by the technical possibility to define a new process in the future...

Gilbert Guérin produced a study based on the opportunities for innovative projects for SOGEDEC (nuclear industry), which is specialised in the environment of nuclear waste.

The aim was to help the board of directors to define a new internal and external strategy, which would improve the chances of renewing a contract.

On a technical level it involved to set up an infrastructure that would treat the information automatically by using hand held computers, barcodes, database and networks.

Our company was also impressed by the CD-ROM he produced for our partners to explain the process through photographic reference and to clarify the difference between the old and future process in use."

Rémi MARCONNET (General manager SOGEDEC)

“Gilbert has a great talent in communicating with people on various levels of commerce...

Gilbert Guérin was a presenter, on several occasions for seminars held on Industrial Performance.

His presentations for our students included engineers, technicians as well as Industrial clients.

Some of the addressed subjects were continuous progress, Kaizen, Just in Time and Kanban.

During these seminars Gilbert always extracted examples from his professional experience as illustration and reference to Industry, which has always been very relevant and educational.

His initiative, professionalism and behaviour allowed him to be acknowledged and respected by our different trainees.

As well as his human qualities, enthusiasm and the fact that he is approachable made him appreciated by the consultants at CESI (Engineering Institute in Normandy).

I find Gilbert to be a great go-between spokes person and he is highly technically informed and experienced in his field."

Joel LOUART (Industrial Engineering Consultant)

“His excellent organisational skills, competence and knowledge in computing allowed the automation of the report system...

Gilbert Guérin managed a production line of 30 people for Parker Pneumatic Hannifin (Electro-pneumatic Industry) where he led the associated teams and supervised the means of production.

His excellent organisational skills, competence and knowledge in computing allowed the automation of the report system."

Mr CREVEL (General manager Parker Pneumatic Hannifin)

“Gilbert was knowledgeable and imaginative, with a broad overview of the computer field...

Gilbert Guérin worked in conjunction with Euriware on a project for the civil nuclear industry from 1987 to 1992.

For this assignment, he was in charge of defining the technical and functional specifications, developing parts of the software, and managing the project and team of 6 people consisting of technicians and engineers.

He also followed the project with subcontractors on site in Canada. The project proved to be successful, and as a result two international patents were filed.

Gilbert was knowledgeable and imaginative, with a broad overview of the computer field. It is with the greatest of ease that I recommend him."

Joel LANEEL (EURIWARE - Business manager)

“Objective and great ability to understand and convey the needs of the client...

Gilbert was employed as project manager and developer, in the CAD department as sub contractor on several CAD projects for COGEMA - nuclear recycling plant.

The project required highly technically skilled people.

I found Mr Guérin to be well informed on technical aspects and was always able to keep a broad overview on the entire project.

He is objective and has a great ability to understand and convey the needs of the client.

He’s skilled at both communicating and setting the requirements, foreseeing that the project is viable and anticipating the success thereof."

Michel REY (Cogema CAD Department Manager)

“Gilbert has a creative mind and by applying unconventional methods has a fresh approach to obtain our objectives...

Mr. Gilbert Guérin was employed by CESI in 1998 to create an interactive CD ROM, to place information and video clips of our students on a CD ROM to be sent to recruiters, local council and regional bodies.

The means of application proved to be a huge success.

Gilbert has an innovative manner to communicate visual ideas and he is highly skilled in multimedia applications, which made it possible to develop this application."

Jean Louis ALLARD (CESI Normandie - General manager)

“Gilbert clearly has expert knowledge of the different methodologies...

Gilbert proved to be very adaptable, and in a very short time contributed to the activities of F'SATIE. He has good interpersonal skills, and interacted freely with students, teaching staff, clients and support staff.

Gilbert worked on a number of important initiatives in F'SATIE. The most important program was the exchange program of students and staff between South African institutions and institutions in France. The number of students rose dramatically since Gilbert started managing this program.

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We also worked together on the design of a Quality Function Deployment survey. The aim of the study was to optimize the positioning of technical engineering education institutions in South Africa with regard to international trends. Gilbert clearly has expert knowledge of the different methodologies. He also assisted greatly in the collection and analysis of the data."

André HATTINGH (F'SATIE deputy director)
 

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