A4 Systems Appoints Patrick Charest as New CEO

February 26, 2020

A4 Systems Appoints Patrick Charest as New CEO

Former CEO Remains President While Transitioning into CTO Role

A4 Systems Corporation (A4) is pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick Charest as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). This change in leadership became effective February 10th, with former President and CEO, Adam Morand, continuing in his role of President while transitioning into the role of Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

“During this transformative period of A4’s growth, we are excited to have Patrick lead our team to develop new business and to penetrate new segments within the industrial space,” said Adam. “Patrick brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to A4, with an established network and a unique ability to envision and implement growth strategies. His deep understanding of the industrial customer’s data management pains and constraints position him well to address the need for digital transformation services and to carry forward A4’s value proposition. I am confident that this new leadership structure will create a stronger foundation for A4 to deliver service excellence to its clients and to further build its reputation as an industrial data management technology leader.” While Patrick focuses on business development, Adam will focus on fast-tracking project, platform and product development to complement A4’s anticipated growth.

With over 22 years of industrial sector experience, Patrick is an engineer whose entire career has been dedicated to business development and growth-oriented activities. Prior to joining A4 Systems, Patrick was the Director of Growth and Acquisition at SGS Canada, the Canadian arm of the SGS Group. The SGS Group owns the largest market share in the Certification, Inspection and Testing (CIT) industry, with 97,000 employees globally servicing eight industrial fields in Canada. With SGS being known across the world for its impeccable ethics and integrity record, Patrick is passionate about ensuring that business and technological development go hand in hand with social responsibility. Based in Montreal, Patrick is fully bilingual, strengthening his relationship management abilities across Canada and beyond.

“I am honoured to join A4 during this period of disruption within the industrial sector, where we are seeing a real necessity for companies to adopt new data management processes to remain competitive and relevant. The A4 Management Team and I are fully aligned through our passion and views about the potential of industrial digital transformation. Being invested in this industry for the majority of my career, I am excited about bridging the gap between traditional industrial processes and innovative technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning. I look forward to leveraging the problem-solving expertise I’ve accumulated over my career to serve as a catalyst for delivering innovation to A4’s clients and prospects, while also speeding up the project to revenue stream for A4’s service offerings.’’


About A4 Systems

A4 Systems Corporation is a leader in Digital Transformation Services tailored for any industrial organization. A4’s focus is centered on the entire flow of data; from acquisition and aggregation to intelligent analysis, which ultimately drives machine and human action. With digital transformation becoming a necessity across all industries, A4 gives industrial organizations the exact tools needed to survive the disruptive nature of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

For more information about A4 Systems, please contact: press@A4.Systems

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