New leader of PIT Group announced

May 30 2019

Jan Michaelsen has been named the new leader of FPInnovations’ PIT Group. Michaelsen will be responsible for supporting the group’s direction and implementing a strategic development plan to ensure PIT Group’s continued growth. He assumes the new role immediately.

“I am very pleased that Jan Michaelsen has accepted the leadership role with PIT Group,” says Denis Cormier, senior director of Sustainable Fibre Supply. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and industry experience to the position and he has my support and that of the PIT Group staff in his endeavours.”

Michaelsen has been with PIT Group for the 11 years of its existence and was previously a lead researcher. “I look forward to continuing working with such a talented and accomplished group of people to further our innovative programs and to develop new partnerships and capacities to test emerging technologies,” says Michaelsen.

The role had been vacant since last fall with the departure of former PIT Group director, Yves Provencher.  PIT Group is the leading neutral, third-party organization that tests heavy truck technologies and evaluates operational effectiveness for fleets.