Meet our team


Dr. Normand Brais - Eng., M.Sc.A, Ph.D.


Having graduated from Polytechnique Montréal, Dr. Brais holds a Master’s degree in mechanical engineering and a Doctorate in nuclear engineering, specialized in Combustion/Numerical Simulation (CFD).

Dr. Brais’ professional career began at an industrial burner manufacturer where he held the positions of start up engineer, product designer, and R&D director. While doing so, he was a lecturer in combustion at Polytechnique Montréal. Nominated as an associate professor at the Institut de Génie Énergétique in 1991, he later stepped down to devote more time to his consulting firm, Brais, Malouin and Associates (BMA).

The application of numerical simulation to industrial burner design led Dr. Brais to co-found a new company manufacturing very low NOx industrial burners. Following the acquisition of this firm by a U.S. conglomerate, Dr. Brais became Vice President, R&D and member of the board of directors of the group. Since 2007, he has resumed his role as a consultant in combustion and energy engineering at BMA.

Louis-Michel Malouin - Eng., M. Eng.

Having graduated in mechanical engineering from McGill University, Mr. Malouin also holds a Master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Polytechnique Montréal, with a specialty in combustion.
His professional career began at Brais Malouin and Associates (BMA) where he developed expertise in the fields of oil, natural gas, and biomass combustion. His experience covers a large field of services ranging from burner design to startups on site. He has been called on to travel extensively, offering combustion consultation services to clients around the world. After 5 years as BMA’s President, he then founded a new company specialized in renewable energy: BMA Tech, while remaining active at BMA’s. In collaboration with another Quebec company and a European partner, BMA Tech will offer a range of Canadian made products, including biomass combustion units.

Guy de Carufel - Eng. M. Eng.

Director of Operations

Having graduated in mechanical engineering from Polytechnique Montréal, Mr. de Carufel also holds a Master’s degree in mechanical engineering, specialized in energy, from Polytechnique Montréal.

After beginning his career at the Atomic Energy Control Board as a reactor safety specialist, he occupied several positions in the telecommunications field, ranging from programmer-analyst to product manager. He joined Brais Malouin and Associates (BMA) in 2004 and became a business partner in 2007. He currently acts as the Director of Operations.



Project Complete, On Time and On Budget

Project Management
Debbie Soriano, Eng., M.Sc.A.
Project Management
Éric Fournier, Eng., M.Sc.
Project Management, CFD
Éric Duplain, Eng., M. Eng.

Project Management
Sylvain Montreuil, Eng., CEM
Project Management
Jacky Roy, Eng.


A Perfect Solution to Complex Challenges

Numerical Simulation
Dr. Luc Gravel, Eng., Ph. D.
Fluid dynamics, Two-phase flow
Dr. Peter Tye, Ph. D.


Transforming your ideas into reality

Lead Designer
Nicolas Leroux, Eng.
Mihaela Jinga, Eng.
Sébastien Fournier, Jr. Eng., M. Sc.


At your service

Business development
Mathieu Blanchard
Purchasing and logistics
Vincent Hall
Accounting and HR
Romanie Vernham