Executive Vice President – Distribution, Procurement and Shared Services
Éric Filion was appointed President of Hydro-Québec Distribution in April 2018. He also assumed responsibility for Hydro-Québec’s shared services in May 2020 and for strategic procurement in February 2021, at which time his division was replaced by a group and he became Executive Vice President – Distribution, Procurement and Shared Services. In this capacity, he is responsible for supplying the Québec market with electricity and delivering reliable power and constantly evolving services to 4.4 million customers throughout the province. In addition, he oversees the procurement of goods and services and the provision of essential services to the entire company, including materials, real estate and vehicle fleet management, as well as food, lodging and air transportation services. Mr. Filion joined Hydro-Québec in 2016 as Vice President – Customers. Previously, he spent 20 years in the aeronautics industry where he held several operational management positions, notably in engineering, industrial production, procurement and logistics, product development, and customer relations. He worked at CAE Électronique, Pratt & Whitney Canada and Bombardier, where he was Vice President and General Manager for Challenger business aircraft and successfully carried out a two-year assignment in the UK. Over the course of his career, he implemented several Lean transformations that resulted in significant business performance improvements and an enhanced customer experience. Éric Filion earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada and a master’s in aerospace engineering from Polytechnique Montréal and is a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec. Deeply involved within the community, he sits on the boards of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal and the Institut du cancer de Montréal. He has chaired the fund-raising campaign of Maison Tangente, a hostel for young adults in difficult circumstances, since 2017, and is codirector of the Industry/Transportation division of Centraide of Greater Montreal’s 2020 campaign.