SYLVAIN BOUDRIAS, P.ENG., MBA

President

Sylvain leads the Backflo Shop team. He is a graduate from Concordia University with an engineering degree. Since 1987, he worked as an engineer for several large international Canadian companies.

Mr. Boudrias is an expert designer of cross connection systems used in residential and industrial structures to protect the interior potable water supply from outside contamination. He is regularly called upon by a wide variety of industries, municipalities, government agencies and residential developers to educate and train managers, technicians and other stakeholders in safe drinking water management.

An AWWA certified trainer, Mr. Boudrias has trained hundreds of backflow prevention device testers throughout Quebec. From 2009 to 2015, he served as Certifying Officer and technical consultant for the Quebec Chapter of the AWWA where he helped to develop the Association’s backflow prevention device certification program, administered by Réseau Environnement. He has also served on several AWWA committees, particularly the Quebec Committee on Cross-connection Control and the Canadian Coordinating Committee for Cross-connection Control. He is the 2014-15 winner of the AWWA’s George Warren Fuller Prize and a member of the following professional organizations:

  • L’Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ)
  •  The Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  •  L’American Water Works Association (AWWA)
  •  La Section Québécoise de l’AWWA
  •  Réseau Environnement

Tania Soucy-Lagrange

Technical Advisor

Tania brought more than 15 years of customer service and administrative experience when she joined Backflo Shop as Technical Advisor. She works in backflow preventing field since 2013. Her diverse background has honed her administrative skills and made her a polished people person, treasured for her warmth and resourcefulness.

As Technical Advisor, Tania uses her vast knowledge of backflow prevention devices and differential pressure gauges to help Backflo Shop clients solve a myriad of complex technical questions. A dependable team player she steps up to the plate to meet the new and interesting challenges that confront the firm on a daily basis.

Richard Bastien

Technician & Backflow Preventer Device Tester

Richard received his AWWA certification as an Backflow prevention device tester after completing a 40 hour training course with that organization as recently as March 2014. To date, Mr. Bastien has completed over thousands of backflow prevention device certifications for a multitude of major clients.

As a Backflo Shop Technician, he excels in the calibration, maintenance and repair of differential pressure gauges and is a qualified repair technician of a wide variety of backflow prevention devices.

Lucie Gagné

Technician & Backflow Preventer Device Tester

Lucie Gagné is a 2021 graduate in water sanitation, who joined the BAckflo Shop team in April 2022 as a building water technician. She has long been interested in taking an active role in water protection and now she can.

Having a curious mind, a thirst for learning and a pleasure of cooperation with her colleagues, Lucie likes to take on new professional challenges. This is one of the main reasons why she is proud to be part of the Backflo Shop team.

Lucie contributed with her know-how by becoming the responsible for the differential pressure gauge calibration laboratory. She plans to make improvements to offer more services to our technical customers.