​About MINDS

Software, hardware, and information technology for the road construction industry since 1994.

Since 1994

3 Countries

500+ Installations World-wide

MINDS is a leader in advanced customizable asphalt plant control systems for continuous, discontinuous, combo/hybrid hot mix plants, emulsion and modified bitumen plants, silo load-out, ticketing and data management for the asphalt industry. The production-level data forms the foundation that flows up the pipeline to our large-scope job/business management IT tools.

With over 25 years of industry experience, MINDS has been installed in over 500 locations throughout North America, Europe and worldwide.


Incorporated in 1994, MINDS has acquired a reputation of quality, technical know-how, and capacity for innovation. Today, MINDS is a major player in its field in North America and Europe with more than 500 factories equipped with MINDS' systems.

Our system are no nonsense, customer driven, from the ground up solutions. Minds Inc. is dedicated to the long-term commitment of our customers by continuing to listen to their needs and responding with innovation solutions and technology. Partnering with experts around the world such as installation experts, Reliable Asphalt Products in the USA, and technology partners like CAT and Trimble, has allowed MINDS to offer a superior solution compared to limited alternatives.

Approximately 10% of our sales turnover is reinvested into Research and Development as this area is key to our ongoing growth. Many technical advances in road construction were introduced by MINDS. In recent years, our truck tracking and paving asset tracking technology was acquired by Caterpillar. In 2019 we are introducing LiveLoader™, MINDS LiveTank™ and PlantManager™.

We continue to advance the industry with cloud-based technology for better connectivity which leads to better business decisions. Year after year, we seek to be live by our motto: MINDS at work for the roads of the world.

Commercial Ethics

The commercial activities of MINDS adhere to high ethical standards which reflect the personal values of the founders.

We believe that MINDS' ethical standard guarantees long-lasting growth of the company and promotes healthy and advantageous relations with our customers. It provides MINDS' employees with a clear direction in the daily management ensuring integrity of our employees and our operation.

MINDS' ethics policy respects the laws and rules which apply to its business dealings and operations. MINDS recognizes that practices, traditions and values differ locally and as such will be respected. Our well established reputation and principled approach in all our operations has become a priceless credential.

The solutions suggested by MINDS are based on our current and best knowledge. Our proposals to our customers are what we believe is the most adequate in terms of costs, technology and timeframe. The products and the services developed and proposed are those in which we have confidence.

Our customers comprise of small-to-medium enterprises and large multinational companies. All of our customers receive the same treatment whatever their size or commercial potential.

MINDS data processing operations typically require MINDS to temporarily store data relating to the operational activity of customers. This information is treated in all confidentiality through our software and our personnel according to the terms specified in the contracts of services.

Management Team

Pierre Vidaillac

Pierre Vidaillac started his journey as a technology developer way back in 1986, when he left his studies in Toulouse in the southwest of France to start his first company ERMIIS Sarl, which is now a subsidiary of Minds Inc. Seven years later, he moved to Quebec and started Minds[...]

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Pierre Vidaillac


Chris Knight

Chris Knight joined MINDS as its CFO in March 2019, after eight years as a practicing accountant. Knight says he's always enjoyed working with numbers, and accounting was a natural fit. His profession has allowed him to help numerous businesses make strong, financially-sound deci[...]

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Chris Knight


Arnaud Ourcival

Arnaud Ourcival has spent his entire 17-year career with MINDS Inc., getting his start in 2005 with ERMIIS Sarl, then the France-based subsidiary of MINDS, as a Workshop Technician. Today, after working his way through progressively senior roles, Ourcival is the company’s chief o[...]

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Arnaud Ourcival


Mark McGaughey

Mark McGaughey started his career in the asphalt industry in 1983. Born and raised in Indiana, McGaughey’s father was an electrician and farmer, and McGaughey was always naturally mechanically inclined.When he joined Dalton Asphalt, which was later purchased by Milestone Contract[...]

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Mark McGaughey

Director of US Operations

Gaétan Nantel

After attaining a degree in mechanical processes and industrial automation, Gaétan Nantel worked in the general automation industry in his native Québec for 16 years before joining Minds Inc. as general manager in 2003.Since then he has helped Minds Inc. grow with steady sales ac[...]

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Gaétan Nantel

Chief Project Manager

Sylvain Lemouzy

As the general manager of Minds subsidiary in France, ERMIIS, Sylvain Lemouzy wears many hats. He is not only responsible for all commercial dealings and customer relations with both European and international clients, he also manages product development and personnel at ERMIIS’ [...]

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Sylvain Lemouzy

General Manager, ERMIIS

& Development

Research and development are among the key areas to the growth of MINDS; 10% or more of our sales turnover is allocated to this area.

As a leader in our field, we have a proactive policy regarding the selection of research projects. It is more challenging to choose a direction when there is nobody to follow!

Projects are selected according to the following criteria:

  • Garnering feedback from our customers in our field and related fields
  • Evaluating the added value (time/cost savings, increased productivity, better information) for the customer through new technology
  • Return on investment through R&D
  • Capacity of the new technology to increase added value and profit to our bottom line

Projects in progress:

  • PlantManager - Real-time Cloud Dashboard
  • AccuLab (Replacing AcquiLab) - Quality Control App

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