Safran names senior executives

Safran names senior executives

Safran has made several management appointments, effective July 1, 2013.

Yves Leclere named Advisor to the Safran Chairman, Jean-Paul Herteman. He started his career with the Group in 1974, joining Messier as head of international partnerships, then economic affairs in 1978. He was head of purchasing at Messier from 1983 to 1988. At that point he was named CEO of Eram, a Snecma subsidiary specialized in landing gear, with responsibility for restructuring this business.

Jean-Pierre Cojan named Executive VP of Safran, in charge of Strategy and Transformation. He joined Snecma in 1977 as structural design engineer. Starting in 1981 he moved to CFM International (a joint venture with GE) as CFM56 customer manager for military applications. He then returned to Paris in 1985 to take charge of preparations for CFM56 service entry for new customers. In 1988 he was named head of customer support for several major airlines.

Eric Dalbies named VP of Strategy of Safran. He joined Societe Europeenne de Propulsion (SEP, now part of Snecma) in 1992, starting as system design engineer with the advanced engines department, then chief engineer for the HM7 and Vinci.

Olivier Horaist named Deputy Director for European and International Relations (the former International division is now known as the European and International Relations division). He started his career with Snecma, and has held various positions in processes and manufacturing. In 1992 he was named head of the production support department, then head of the sheet-metal and welded-assemblies unit in 1997.

Within this same division, Jean-Paul Jainsky is named VP, reporting to the Executive VP for European and International Relations. He will be in charge of new Group-wide projects, especially in Africa.

Jean-Paul Jainsky started his career with SAT (Societe Anonyme de Telecommunications), where he held several positions in the mechanical manufacturing division, before being named head of production at the Poitiers plant in 1988. He joined the Group in 1994, , being named director of Sagem's Montluson and Poitiers plants. In 1998 he was named VP, in charge of the Security business, then VP, Production and Operations in the Automobile division in 2001.

Philippe Petitcolin will be nominated as Chairman and CEO of Morpho during a meeting of the company's Board of Directors, to be held shortly. Karen Bomba will be in charge of the United States operations for Morpho and her job function will be specified in the coming weeks. Petitcolin retains his position as Chairman of the Board of Sagem.

Bomba began her career at Northrop Corporation's Advanced Systems Division facilities in California as Manufacturing Engineering Manager, She then spent seven years as Business Line Manager for Aircraft Structures, Insulation Products and Carbon-Carbon brakes at Hitco Carbon Composites in Gardena, California. In 2000 she was named Chairman and CEO of Messier-Bugatti USA, a subsidiary of Messier-Bugatti (Safran). In 2008. Karen Bomba joined Zoltek Companies as COO, before retuning to Safran in 2010 as Chairman and CEO of Labinal.

Bruno Even named CEO of Sagem during a meeting of the company's Board of Directors, to be held shortly. Even first engine development project manager, then project manager for deployment of the company's new management information system. In January 2006 he was named VP of Programs at Turbomeca. From 2009 to this latest appointment he was Executive VP for Operator Customers.

Vincent Mascre will be nominated as Chairman and CEO of Messier-Bugatti-Dowty during a meeting of the company's Board of Directors, to be held shortly. Mascre  joined the Group in 1981 as advanced projects engineer with Snecma. After holding several positions in production and management control, Mascre was named deputy director of purchasing. He was then appointed general manager of the Gennevilliers plant in 2002, becoming head of Snecma's rotating parts center of industrial excellence in 2006. He held this position until 2008, when he joined Aircelle (Safran) as Executive VP. He was named Chairman and CEO of Aircelle in 2009.

Helene Moreau-Leroy will be nominated as Chairman and CEO of Hispano-Suiza during a meeting of the company's Board of Directors, to be held shortly. She started her career by holding various management positions in a design department and as international procurement and production manager with major companies such as Thomson and Alstom. In 2003, she joined the Safran Purchasing department as coordinator for forged parts and raw materials. She then moved to Messier-Dowty in 2005 as head of international development of the Supply Chain, before being named Director of the Airbus Business Unit and European Programs in 2008, then VP for Programs at Messier-Bugatti-Dowty in 2011.

Alain Sauret will be nominated as Chairman and CEO of Labinal during a meeting of the company's Board of Directors, to be held shortly. Within the scope of the consolidation of the Group's electrical businesses in a single entity, Alain Sauret will be in charge of the planned merger of Labinal and Safran Power. From 2001 to 2005 he was Chief Executive of the Wiring Europe division. In 2006 he was named Executive Vice President of Labinal, also heading the Engineering, Technology and Strategy division. He moved to Safran as VP, Production in September 2007, and was then named Chairman and CEO of Messier-Bugatti in 2010, then Chairman and CEO of Messier-Bugatti-Dowty in 2011.

Martin Sion will be nominated as Chairman and CEO of Aircelle during a meeting of the company's Board of Directors, to be held shortly. He started his career that year with the Societe Europeenne de Propulsion (SEP, now part of Snecma), where he held the positions of design engineer, combustion department manager, HM7 chief engineer, and head of the combustion component design department. In early 2005 he was named head of engineering for the Snecma Space Engines division, then head of improvement initiatives at Snecma in 2006.

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