Claude Girard

As Co-founder and CEO of Spyfloor, Claude is responsible for mechanical design, product integration and client communications. His knowledge of access control led him to the idea of ​​Spyfloor. He wanted to solve tailgating by detecting people’s feet. As he says: “You want to know how many people, just count how many feet!”.

Claude has more than 30 years of experience in technology and business projects.  He has strong skills in manufacturing design, electrical and programmable logic controllers. In 1996, he was recruited by an international firm to develop, adapt and set up a manufacturing plant for the North American market of parking barriers, toll booths and access control gates. Later, at the age of 29, he founded his own engineering firm IMAC (Integration, Mechanical, Automation and Control). In 2000, a second company was launched by Claude and two partners: ETI Converting, a globally innovative manufacturer of in-line coating and printing equipment.

In 2007, Claude completed the sale of all his shares in IMAC and ETI and Co-founded a new R&D Firm, Girard Larivière Inc (GLI).  In 2015, Claude with his partners starts the development of the Spyfloor technology.

Claude holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Sherbrooke (Canada). He is a member of the Order of Professional Engineers of Quebec (OIQ).