In November 2014, Laurent Fortier joined the Mechanical Engineering Department of Pyrotech BEI. In 2006, he earned a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal and is a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec.
As a forensic engineer specializing in the causes of fires, mechanical failures and other disasters, Laurent mainly produces reports involving mechanical equipment and vehicles. Mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems are within his field of expertise as well as various vehicle safety devices, including the recovery and analysis of information from event data recorders.
Previously, Laurent worked as an engineer consultant regarding vehicle fires. He was employed by Transport Canada, for École polytechnique de Montréal, as an investigator of safety defects involving all types of vehicles and has also worked on several road safety research projects.
Laurent has 8 years of engineering experience and has completed more than 400 technical investigations regarding vehicle failures; he also contributed to the writing of many scientific articles.
In his spare time, Laurent loves to restore and revive old toys and old-fashioned tools. He also loves outdoor getaways.