Hat’s off: Beau’s toasted at Canadian Brewing Awards

Steve Beauchesne
Steve Beauchesne is the co-founder of Beau's Brewing Co.

Beau’s Brewing Co. and its offshoot, Halcyon Barrel House, each earned a medal for their beer at the 2018 Canadian Brewing Awards in Halifax. Beau’s took home a gold in the Kellerbier/Zwickel category for Zwickel, a German-style auburn lager. Halcyon Barrel House was awarded silver in the Belgian-Style Sour Ale – Fruit Lambic category for Waking Dreams, a barrel-aged sour gold with haskap.

People on the move

A roundup of Ottawa businesspeople accepting new positions.

Mike Gagnon has joined Ottawa artificial intelligence firm Atomic X as its first chief financial officer. Gagnon has more than a decade of financial expertise in the technology field. Prior to joining Atomic X, he served as comptroller for Shopify, where he helped lead the e-commerce firm through two private financing rounds as well as its successful IPO in 2015.

The Canadian College of Health Leaders has appointed Alain Doucet as its new president and CEO. Doucet has been assistant dean of external relations at the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management for 14 years, helping raise more than $70 million and boosting engagement with alumni across Canada and in global markets.

FRAMOS Technologies has appointed Chris Barrett as the firm’s new vice-president of sensor engineering. Before joining FRAMOS, Barrett served as co-CEO of International Datacasting and was vice-president of engineering at Lumenera and Pleora Technologies. FRAMOS provides imaging components and services for industrial, scientific and medical customers.

Christina Tessier has been appointed director of the National Museum of Science and Technology. Tessier had been director general of the Canada Science and Technology Museum since 2014. The National Museum of Science and Technology encompasses three national institutions: the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum and the Canada Science and Technology Museum.