Meet the multitasking team
LaserAg was developed by LogiAg, a service and technology firm based in Chateauguay, Quebec. Founded in 1999 and consisting of a team of 40 employees, LogiAg is owned and operated by Charles and Jacques Nault. The CEO is Charles Nault, Eng., MBA. Charles, 48, is an experienced and skilled general manager and president. Jacques Nault, Agr.,MSc., 58, is an agronomist and a certified crop advisor in the U.S. and Canada.
Jacques Nault has a BSc. and a MSc. from the Macdonald Campus of McGill University. He started off his agronomic career in 1984. Between 1984 and 1999 he participated in various research relating to soil management and best management practices, wrote technical guides pertaining to soil fertilization and erosion control, and worked as a consultant with farmers. In 1999 he co-founded LogiAg, where he supervises field technical services and is in charge of business development. Between 2004 and 2014 he was also the general manager of a U.S. consulting firm that he partly owned.
Engineer Charles Nault is LogiAg’s president and general manager. He holds an MBA and an engineering degree from Université de Sherbrooke. After 5 years working in a manufacturing plant, he co-founded LogiAg, where his functions included firm management and strategic planning and development.
Nancy holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the École de technologie supérieure de Montréal. She worked more than 4 years as an optomechanical designer for a high-tech company working in hyperspectral and infrared cameras for industry and scientific research. She joined Logiag in 2017 to begin the industrialization of the LaserAG method and its instruments as a mechanical designer. Since 2018, she has also been the Product Manager LaserAG
Samuel holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Sherbrooke University since 2003. He has been with Logiag since 2004 as a developer and since 2015 as Director of IT Services.
David graduated from the Montreal School of Engineering in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics, and obtained his master’s degree in Earth Science from Laval University in 2016 in geophysics applied to the study of groundwater in northern environments. David has expertise in the mathematical processing of signals, image processing and geospatial data, and in machine learning and statistical modelling. David is a Creative Scientist with varied research experiences in both industry and academia. It has proven adaptability to several technological contexts and has a great interest in communication and popular science. David works at Logiag as a Scientific Programmer in Data Science and helps in the creation of predictive algorithms for the LaserAG division.
Hendrick Hassert invested himself passionately as a professional in the music industry before turning his attention to geomatics and computer science. He has contributed to the design and implementation of corporate social and environmental responsibility management systems in the mining, energy and transportation sectors around the world. Hendrick coordinates the development of Logiag’s products and services and promotes the development of work teams in their mission to support the implementation of sustainable farming practices.
Christian L. Goueguel is a specialist in laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS), with more than 10 years of experience in fundamental and applied research. Christian holds a PhD degree in Physics from the National Institute of Scientific Research (INRS). He conducted his doctoral research at the National Research Council of Canada in Boucherville, which focused on the use of selective wavelength approaches to improve LIBS sensitivity. Christian was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University at Pittsburgh, and then at the National Energy Technology Laboratory as a recipient of the US Department of Energy’s ORISE Fellowship. His pioneering work in the in-situ analysis of water-carbon dioxide mixtures at high pressures, has contributed to the development of a fiber-based LIBS system for leakage measurements and monitoring tasks in carbon capture and storage. Christian authored and co-authored 22 publications in scientific journals and conference proceedings and has given more than 30 presentations at international conferences. He is also very involved in the LIBS community as a reviewer of several scientific journals, as well as being a member of the North American Society for Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy and the Society for Applied Spectroscopy.
Originally from Senegal, Adja completed her university studies at the University of Rouen in France where she obtained her master’s degree in biochemistry. She arrived in Canada in 2013 and holds a BSc in Biotechnology (Laboratory Technology) in 2015 before joining the Logiag team the same year.