Smart, Safe & Sustainable

Philippe Saint-Vil

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Head of Planning and Operations Support at the City of Montréal’s Service du matériel roulant et des ateliers (rolling stock and workshops department), City of Montreal

Prior to joining the City of Montreal, Philippe gained more than 15 years of experience mainly in planning and production control in the aeronautics and electronics industries in Montreal. He has worked for Rolls-Royce Aerospace, Héroux-Devtek Landing Gear Systems (Repair & Ovehaul Department) and Sanmina-SCI. Philippe graduated in Manufacturing & Operations Management from the University of Quebec in Montreal, UQAM.

Since 2015, Philippe has assumed the role of Head of Planning and Operations Support Division at the Rolling stock department and workshops of the City of Montreal. He is in charge of the acquisition of municipal vehicles and equipment and the planning of preventive maintenance. Philippe is the author of the 3rd Green rolling stock policy 2016-2020 and is monitoring the electrification plan for the Montreal municipal fleet. He is also the initiator of the 100% electric inter-municipal prototype loan program in Canada and the United States. The City of Montreal has one of the largest municipal fleets in Canada with more than 7600 vehicles and nearly 400 employees engaged in maintenance and upkeep. The City of Montreal, which has taken the shift towards electrification since 2017, is the first city in Canada for the size of its fleet of electric vehicles.