We don’t sell products at Orolia. Our products are a toolkit with which we build solutions to your problems. Whether it’s our multi-layered approach to Resilient Timing or our best-in-class Skydel Simulation Platform, we don’t believe one size ever fits all.
Providing the world’s leading Resilient Positioning, Navigation & Timing Platform trusted for the most critical applications
As an organization, Orolia strives to be the market leader in the industries we serve, and we seek employees who have the same passion for their personal careers. We view our people as the innovators who will create the technologies of tomorrow. We aim to provide employees with the opportunities to reach their full potential and ensure a safe and sustainable working environment.
Why Choose Orolia?
We are the #1 provider in the world in Resilient Timing and Atomic Clocks, our Aircraft Beacons are trusted by Airbus and Boeing, and Skydel is building the future of GNSS Simulation.
Our Skydel GNSS Simulation Software is changing the landscape of application testing everywhere from from military to space launches to driverless vehicles.
LIterally! Over 350 Orolia Atomic Clocks orbit the earth and our Low SWaP Rubidium Oscillators are changing what is possible with Space exploration.
Our worldwide team has one goal: Deliver the best possible solutions and experience to our customers.
Founded in 2006, Orolia became the world leader in Resilient PNT in just a few years.
With 10 acquisitions in the US and Europe successfully integrated in less than 7 years, Orolia rapidly became one of the few global providers of precise, rugged and reliable positioning, navigation, timing (PNT) solutions that are critical for governments, military, aerospace and defense markets.
Orolia acquires Pendulum
Acquisition of Pendulum Instruments, a European leader in high precision time and frequency test and measurement products
The most precise atomic clock ever placed in orbit to date
SpectraTime receives an ESA Award for the excellent performance of its passive hydrogen maser (PHM) on board Giove-B. Developed in partnership with the Italian company Galileo Avionica, the maser passive hydrogen maser (PHM) is the most precise atomic clock ever placed in orbits to date.
Orolia Group double in size & becomes N°2 worldwide of distress beacons
Acquisitions of : -Rapco Electronics and creation of Orolia Global Services Ltd -The GPS signal generator product line from Space Systems Finland -Kannad and McMurdo. Orolia becomes N°2 worldwide of distress beacons
Prize « Audace Créatrice »
Awarded the Creative Boldness Prize « Audace Créatrice » 2010 by the French PM
Acquisition of Sarbe
Acquisition of Sarbe, manufacturer of military emergency distress beacons
Acquisition of Boatracs
Acquisition of Boatracs, a developer of telematics “machine-to-machine” solutions to the maritime industry
Acquisition of Techno Sciences Inc
Acquisition of Techno Sciences Inc, an American provider of Search and Rescue Satellite Solutions. This acquisition establishes Orolia as the premier supplier of the Cospas-Sarsat market.
Merge of the McMurdo Group
Eurazeo becomes the majority shareholder
Acquisition of Netwave Systems
Orolia invests in Quasardb
Orolia invests in Quasardb to integrate the most advanced technologies into innovate products for financial markets but also in Defense, Aviation, and Intelligent Transportation Systems
Orolia Defense & Security Formed
Orolia Defense & Security operates as a proxy-regulated company, Free of Foreign Ownership, Control, or Influence (FOCI). As such, Orolia Defense & Security is approved to work on the full spectrum of U.S. Government classified and unclassified projects and is positioned to support strategic partnerships in the development of key PNT technologies for the defense market.
Acquisition of Talen-X
In August of 2019, Orolia Defense & Security acquired Talen-X, a U.S. company specializing in advanced GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) Simulation solutions and Interference, Detection, and Mitigation (IDM) technologies. Talen-X's portfolio was an ideal fit and has helped to enhance Orolia's overall offerings. The acquisition enabled Talen-X's existing resources, operations and capabilities to be scaled and accelerated to better support the warfighter.
Orolia Acquires Skydel Solutions
With Skydel’s unique capabilities, Orolia now offers customers even more diverse Resilient PNT solutions with new sophisticated testing and simulation protocols, additional customized signals and superior vulnerability assessments for military and commercial applications where GNSS failure is not an option.
Orolia opens new Rochester Headquarters
Orolia opens a new HQ in Rochester, NY with over 100 on-site employees in development, manufacturing, support, operatons, sales, and marketing.
Orolia strives to be the market leader in the industries we serve, and we seek employees who have the same passion for their personal careers. We view our people as the innovators who will create the technologies of tomorrow. We aim to provide employees with opportunities to reach their full potential while ensuring a safe and sustainable work environment. If you are interested in working at a high growth, global company where being the best is encouraged, consider our open positions.
Orolia Executive Team
Our seasoned management team has successfully transformed Orolia into a focused and integrated company in recent years, managing several acquisitions, and achieving a steady cadence of revenue and employee growth.
Jean-Yves Courtois is the CEO of Orolia, the world leader in Resilient Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) solutions. He has always had a keen interest in math and science, and he began his career as a researcher and professor in Quantum Physics at Ecole Normale Superieure and Ecole Polytechnique in Paris. He was also an advisor to the French Ministry of Defense’s Chief Scientist. After several years in the academic world and civil service, Jean-Yves joined the defense industry at the leading French defense contractor, Thomson-CSF, which would become Thales.
There, he managed strategy and business development for various defense and industrial electronics businesses, including components for mobile phones within Thales Microsonics. When telecom began to decline under the dot.com bubble, he was asked to lead the Thales Microsonics business, with the mission to reorganize and prepare it for sale. The company was acquired by electronics components manufacturer Temex, and through this acquisition Jean-Yves was offered the management role for Temex.
After a few portfolio adjustments and the creation of new higher value-added initiatives, Jean-Yves led the strategic evolution of Temex into two distinct companies in 2006, one focusing on time and frequency components, keeping the name Temex, and the other specialized in timing and synchronization equipment and systems, called Orolia. Temex was sold, and Jean-Yves continued to develop Orolia. In 2007, he introduced Orolia on the French stock market, which enabled the company to multiply its size by nearly five times in just three years.
Orolia was privatized in 2016, and it is now a portfolio company of Eurazeo PME. Through this privatization, and a series of strategic growth initiatives, Jean-Yves Courtois and his team have positioned Orolia as the world leader in Resilient PNT. His best personal contribution could perhaps be characterized by the strong culture of innovation and technology expertise that he has inspired, which enables Orolia to keep delivering new mission-critical solutions worldwide.
Jean-Yves Courtois is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and holds a PhD in Quantum Physics. He is a retired Lieutenant Colonel of the French Defense Acquisition Agency (DGA).
As the Chief Operating Officer, Rohit is responsible for the development and execution of the company’s overall business strategy and corporate initiatives, with the goal of strengthening Orolia’s market leadership position in Resilient PNT.
Rohit holds an Executive MBA from Rutgers University and a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University.
James joins Orolia from Arkadin, a member company of Group NTT, where he was the VP Corporate Finance in charge of global FP&A, accounting, cash management and purchasing. Previously he was the CFO of Viadeo, a French publicly listed PSN Company. He started his career as financial controller with Air Products before joining InfoVista, the Nasdaq and Euronext listed software company, where he spent over 9 years in different roles in France and the USA developing his financial and operational expertise. In addition James has successful M&A experience both in sales and raising equity.
He is a Graduate from the Institut Superieur de Gestion de Paris with a specialization in Finance
Jennifer connects the dots between our vision and values, capabilities, development and motivation of the team. She has 15 years experience in human resources roles in several industries including manufacturing and service. Prior to joining Spectracom she worked as Director of Human Resources for The Gleason Works and Ultrafab, Inc.
Jennifer holds a Bachelor in Psychology from The State University of New York at Geneseo and a Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Springfield College.
Stephane Hamel is responsible for developing the technical aspects of the company’s strategy and to discover and implement new technologies to advance Orolia’s competitive edge.
With a career spanning more than 20 years in engineering test and product development, Stéphane has developed many innovative and large-scale products to test semiconductor devices, radios and GNSS receivers. In 2014, he founded Skydel Solutions, now part of Orolia. Stéphane is one of the architects behind the Skydel Simulation Engine.
Paul is responsible for our Global Sales, Marketing and Customer Service departments and is instrumental in enhancing our solutions portfolio, expanding our channels to market, and growing our orderbook.
Paul started his early career as a Signals Officer in the Marine Corps, followed by key positions in global sales, marketing, operations and product development with Fortune 500 companies like L3-Harris and Ultra Electronics before joining Orolia.
Paul and has gained a broad curriculum of higher education through the Universities of Cranfield, Virginia, Reading and Harvard and holds a Master in Business from the Henley School of Busines in England.
Thierry Delhomme is General Manager, Orolia EMEA, since January 2009.
Thierry joined Orolia in 2006. He is located in Les Ulis, France.
Throughout his 35 years career, Thierry has held leadership positions in Product Development Direction, Strategic Marketing, Sales Direction, Business Development and Business Unit Management in high-tech multinational companies; out of which 25 years spent doing business extensively in Europe, the USA, Asia and Latin America.
Thierry has a degree in Engineering from Paris Electronic Engineering School and a Master in Management from Sorbonne University.
- 12 years with Orolia
- Holds an Engineering Degree in Chemistry for Electronics
- Has led ERP implementation on all Orolia sites (SAP ByD)
- In charge of Operations activities across all sites
- Based in Sophia Antipolis
- Held various Quality & Operations roles in High Tech & Electronics industries (TEMEX, Thales)
- Hobbies are running, cycling, badminton, movies.
Isabelle was born in France and received her legal education both in France and in the US. She started her career at Alstom Transport in Paris (France), then moved to the US (NY, IL) and eventually to Singapore where she lead the APAC legal department of the French train manufacturer. Relocating to Rochester, NY in 2013, after a short stent at Xerox, she joined Orolia in October 2016 with the mission to create a legal department and compliance program from scratch. Isabelle is a mother of 3 and licensed in NY since 2007
Code of Ethics
At Orolia, we take our commitment to ethical conduct in our business pursuits, and in the way that we interact with our customers and employees, very seriously. We recognize that corporate responsibility and ethical behavior are critical to the success of our company.
As we continue to grow and expand globally, conducting ourselves ethically and with integrity will continue to be at the core of our actions and decisions. The Orolia Code of Ethics embodies and reinforces our commitment to integrity, explains our policies and provides guidelines for conducting business throughout the world.
Each Orolia employee and representative is expected to know and understand the Code of Ethics, and to abide by its principles. The global business environment in which Orolia operates continues to evolve, becoming increasingly challenging as laws change and business relationships evolve.
What will not change, however, is Orolia’s policy of zero tolerance toward bribery and corruption or other illegal acts. We also do not tolerate any form of retaliation against our employees who, in good faith, request or participate in the investigation of a potential violation.
View our code of ethics at the links below: