Marc St-Hilaire

Job Title: Chief Technology Officer and Vice President, Technology & Innovation
Company: CAE

Marc St-Hilaire is currently Chief Technology Officer and Vice President, Technology & Innovation at CAE. He leads the development of CAE’s global technology vision and strategy, and works closely with all divisions to bring the latest advancements to the market.

As part of CAE’s mission to lead at the frontier of digital immersion with high-tech training and operational support solutions, Mr. St-Hilaire and his team are responsible for ensuring that CAE stays at the forefront of all technological transformations. He also oversees all government R&D programs and university partnerships as well as CAE’s intellectual property team.

Mr. St-Hilaire joined CAE in 2006 as Vice President, Global Engineering and Technology. In this role, he held overall responsibility for the development of CAE’s simulation software, visual systems and synthetic environments in Canada, the United States, Germany, India, Australia, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.

Prior to joining CAE, Marc worked at Bombardier Aerospace for more than 20 years where he oversaw the engineering development activities of several aircraft programs, led the certifications flight test teams, and also managed fundamental engineering and core engineering discipline teams such as Flight Sciences, Systems and Structures.

Mr. St-Hilaire holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Montreal’s École Polytechnique and a Master’s degree in Science (Majoring in Aerospace) from England’s Cranfield Institute of Technology. He also holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from HEC Montréal.

In 2014, Mr. St-Hilaire received the Technological Innovation award from the École Polytechnique Alumni Association.