AD OPT Technologies, the original Montreal-based company, was founded in 1987 by research professors of GERAD, an internationally renowned operations research group specialized in decision analysis. Montreal, Canada is widely considered an operations research hotspot for talented students and professionals, having numerous universities, research centers, and university spin-offs focused primarily on operations research.
GERAD’s relationship with AD OPT has continued throughout the years and has resulted in many successful projects. GERAD research center specialists continue to work on the core technology that allows AD OPT’s column generation tool to solve large master problems.
AD OPT became a division of Kronos Incorporated in 2004, but maintains its headquarters in Montreal, and is an active member of the international operations research community.