Boasting a strong entrepreneurship background, Sid Zerbo holds over 30 years of professional experience in engineering, project management, and business development throughout Canada and the United States. As a native of Africa, he also holds extensive global experience as well as strong ethical values. Sid has always believed in having a dream and working hard to make it come true. Today, as owner of Royal Systems in Montreal, Quebec, Sid dedicates himself to the electrical integration of hydro-electric, automation of industrial processes, and other clean energy proposals and projects. He also strives to maintain a high level of professionalism and competency within every role he undertakes.
Royal System is a computer science company specializing in information technology, electronics, security, and energy. Royal System team offers a range of innovative products for both companies and individuals to facilitate the management and development of their businesses.
In addition to his role as owner of Royal Systems, Sid has made significant contributions to other companies. For instance, he worked as a project manager at ABB, a leading global technology company, for almost 10 years before accepting a position as a national sales manager for American Superconductor, which provides wind turbine electronic controls and systems, designs and engineering services that reduce the cost of wind energy.
Not only has Sid made a difference by working within the engineering industry itself, but he has also been involved in a number of professional organizations. He has served as vice president for the Order of Engineers Quebec, the main organization in charge of the competency of over 63,000 engineers. Sid has also acted as president of Quebec’s most important chapter: The Montreal Chapter of Engineers. After that, he was elected as a board member for Engineer Canada, which is at the national level. Most recently, Sid became president of the board for the Festival International Nuits d’Afrique, the largest world music festival in North America.
While serving on the boards of organizations has provided Sid with an opportunity to learn and to contribute, he credits his ethical background for enabling him to successfully perform his duties as an engineer. “In addition to social involvement, it is essential to maintain trust, good ethics, and strong values,” says Sid. Throughout his career, he has worked to adhere to the highest ethical standards for his clients, for the engineering industry, and for himself. Sid believes that every true professional should be able to interact with other professionals in a positive way.
Sid is a proud alum of Poly Technique, the first engineering school in Canada. It was there that he earned a degree in electrical engineering with a specialization in automation and computer science. Sid also holds numerous honors and distinctions: He was awarded the highest distinction as an engineer by the Fellow Engineers of Canada (FEC) as well as a distinction for his involvement in The Order of Engineers in Quebec.
In 2019, Sid was also presented the Order of Merit by the ambassador of Burkina Faso in West Africa, the region from which he hails.
Owner, Royal System
3315 Masson Street
Montreal, Quebec H1X 1R3
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