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 an engineer-investigator, Laurent mainly produces reports involving vehicles and mechanical equipment. The reconstruction of road accidents, the investigation of fires and theft of vehicles and the analysis of equipment breakdowns are within his field of expertise as well as various vehicle safety devices, including reading and interpreting information from event data recorders, better known as "black boxes". Laurent also provides several training courses for various contributors in the automotive sector.
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. He has 11 years of engineering experience and has completed more than 600 technical investigations regarding vehicle. He is also recognized as a forensic engineer in courts.
In his spare time, Laurent loves to restore and revive old toys and old-fashioned tools. He also loves outdoor getaways.