Meet the dedicated team behind ECS Canada. Each member plays an essential role in ensuring the safety and smooth operation of the companies we work with.
Our Security Experts
Meet our passionate professionals, each specializing in different areas of security. Their combined expertise makes ECS Canada a leader in the field of corporate security.
Mr. Giroux has 25 years of experience with the Quebec Provincial Police and occupied several key positions during his career. As a seasoned investigator and interrogator, he gained expertise in major crimes such as murder, kidnapping, and organized crime. He served as negotiator and commander of the Tactical Intervention Group – hostage situations and was an advisor to the Major Crime Investigations management team at QPP headquarters. Mr. Giroux is also a behavioral analysis specialist with extensive training in polygraphy, having studied at the Canadian Police College – American Polygraph Association. In this capacity, he successfully closed several murder investigations in Quebec and Europe. He ended his career as a QPP officer as a specialist in emergency measures and Director of Operations and Investigations for the Eastern Quebec region.
Mr. Tanguay is a businessman who has devoted his talents to serving the community. As vice-president and managing director of Ameublements Tanguay, he has made many philanthropic gestures over the years. He has also founded teams and sports events that have become success stories and have made Quebec city shine. M. Tanguay is responsible for the creation and success of the distinguished Laval university football team Rouge et Or. He also helped relaunch the major junior hockey team Remparts de Quebec while, at the same time, encouraging the players to continue their studies and get involved in the community.
In 2008, Mr. Tanguay was inducted into the prestigious honorary institution the Académie des Grands Québecois (economic sector). He was also made a Member of the Order of Canada, one of the most prestigious civic honorary distinctions in Canada, for his unfailing support of economic, sporting and community development in the Quebec area. Mr. Tanguay has contributed to the success of ECS Canada as vice-president since 2013.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Lefebvre served for 31 years with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). He began his career in Alberta where he held various positions such as patrol officer, investigator and member of the Emergency Response Team (ERT). In Quebec, he evolved within the Escouade Régionale Mixte (ERM), a multidisciplinary squad investigating outlaw motorcycle groups. He has piloted several major files involving organized crime. He has also worked in the areas of national security, border integrity and criminal intelligence. He has extensive experience in surveillance, informant monitoring and interviewing. He has also served as an investigator trainer at the Royal Malaysian Police College. He ended his career as non-commissioned officer in charge of the Centre-du-Québec and Mauricie detachments of the RCMP.
Director of Operations and Business Development
Mr. Cordeau worked as a contract supervisor at ECS Canada for more than two years. He then worked at Laval University in the international sports and special events department while earning his bachelor’s degree in sports intervention at that same institution. After his time working in the events industry, Mr. Cordeau chose to pursue his career at Ameublements Tanguay, where he worked for nearly three years in various functions such as human resources coordinator, marketing coordinator and finally as the assistant sales director for all the stores under the three banners (Ameublements Tanguay, Maurice Tanguay Signature et Liquida Meubles). While at Ameublements Tanguay, he earned an MBA in enterprise management at Laval University. Mr. Cordeau then returned to ECS Canada in September 2021 as the director of business development. The broad professional network he built in his various positions will help ECS Canada pursue its growth and expansion.
Deputy to the Chief operating officer
Robert Morais served with the Quebec City Police Department for 30 years. During this time, he specialized in major crime investigations. Interrogations and meetings with victims and witnesses were part of his daily routine. In 1999-2000, he took part in the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Kosovo, where he was assigned to homicide and kidnapping investigations. Mr. Morais is a recognized negotiator in crisis situations, and has acted in this capacity in a number of cases. His assignments at various levels of criminal investigations (Major Crimes, Organized Crime Squad, Sexual Assault Unit) and his specialized training in various areas related to investigations (child deaths, sexual assaults, arson scene analysis, major crime scene investigations) makes him a truly versatile investigator, able to handle any type of case with professionalism and thoroughness.
Project director : Responsible for the planning and execution of major projects
Mr. Éric Lemelin has 34 years of experience with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Quebec Provincial Police, and the Lévis Police Department.
During his career, Mr. Lemelin held several positions in the Criminal Investigations Division. He has experience in organized crime (biker gangs, drug trafficking, weapons trafficking, synthetic drug labs), organised financial crime, arson, and undercover operations. He has also made presentations before representatives of various police organizations and foreign governments.
M. Lemelin also has a great deal of experience in administrative and operational management. Among his posts were head of the Organized Crime Division in the Eastern region and head of the Organized Financial Crime Division for the Quebec Provincial Police.
Mr. Lemelin holds a Master of Public Administration from the Ecole Nationale d’Administration Publique (University of Public Administration). The research he conducted for his thesis, which was on law enforcement infiltration of criminal organizations, led him to consult a number of law enforcement agencies in Canada and the United States.
Mr. Lemelin also holds a bachelor’s degree in ancient studies and a graduate diploma in organizational management and development from Laval University.
Director of Security Services
Starting in 2012 in the field of private security, Mr. Richard quickly developed leadership and operational management capabilities. He held management positions within large security companies where he was responsible for numerous large-scale projects and operations in addition to managing several contracts and security guards in the provinces of Quebec and Ontario. He is a certified use of force instructor and in 2022 he obtained the “Physical Security Professional” certification from the professional certification board of “ASIS International” which allowed him to become the holder of a Security Consulting Service license issued by the Bureau de la Sécurité Privée.
Director – Security, Emergency Measures, Fire Prevention and Training
Mr Chamberland worked for more than 34 years with the Quebec City Fire Services (SPCIQ). He began as a fireman and moved on to posts as lieutenant and then captain of operations. He ended his career as chief of operations, a post he held for more than 20 years, which enabled him to develop expertise in managing operations of various types as well as administrative matters.
He also worked in the Logistics, Projects, and Events department of the SPCIQ, where his expertise was key in the development, planning, and coordination of operational response plans for large special events such as the Quebec City Summer Festival, the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec, and the Quebec Winter Carnival.
In addition, he was the SPCIQ’s representative to the unified coordination centre during exceptional events such as extreme weather conditions and demonstrations.
Mr Chamberland also headed major projects such as the planning and coordination of the SPCIQ’s operations during the G-7 summit in June 2018. This event enabled him to establish a solid network of contacts with various public and quasi-public organisations as well as with emergency services.
Me. Lyne Morais
Director of Legal Services, ECS Canada
Ms. Morais joined ECS Canada after a 34-year career as a Crown prosecutor, including 9 years as Deputy Chief Prosecutor for the District of Quebec. A specialist in major crimes such as organized crime, narcotics, murder, wiretapping, infiltration and investigative techniques, she has also taught at the École nationale de police du Québec (ENPQ), the Canadian Police College (CPC) and Université Laval, and acts as guest lecturer for various specialized squads across Canada. She was responsible for assigning major economic crime files at the provincial level.
Regional Manager, Saguenay Lac St-Jean, Qc
Mr. Daniel Bédard has 36 years of experience with Rio Tinto in Saguenay Lac St-Jean. For 19 years, he held the position of Special Constable (1980-1999), Investigator in the Rio Tinto Investigations Department at the Jonquière Plant (1999-2007), Firefighter, Special Constable at the Alma Plant (2007-2011) and Head of Investigations, Rio Tinto Investigations Department (2011-2016).