48 years old, married, 2 children
Provide space companies with my technical and organisational know-how in an international context
Be a catalyst for innovations in space industries
Management of projects and project portfolio
Multidisciplinary team management
Partnership and funding Management
Innovation & creativity
SAFRAN Landing Systems (SAFRAN Group) November 2004 till today
The company is world leader for aircraft landing and braking systems
Research & Technologies Programme Manager (2008 till today)
Management of more than 25 French and European R&T-I (Research, Technology and Innovation) projects on the development of advanced simulation tools, new systems and equipment, innovative materials and processes:
- Managed budget: over 5 million Euros annually
- Coordination of more than 10 project leaders
- Management of commercial and legal aspects of R&T-I projects, including search for external funding (governmental, European), management of commercial and legal negotiations with industrial and academic partners: 5 to 10 contracts each year
- Implementation of innovation practices: Techno-challenge = Safran Landing Systems international context for capturing and demonstrating breakthrough ideas; animation of creativity sessions
- Definition and update of R&T-I plans based on R&T-I strategic objectives aligned with the company’s strategy and customers’ expectations
- Improvement of R&T processes and practices ; risk management
R&T Team leader (2006 - 2008)
Management of French based R&T team, composed of 6 to 8 permanent engineers and up to 6 contract engineers
Set-up of best practices for R&T projects
Project leader (2005 - 2007)
Organisation, planning and follow-up of “Modelling and Simulation” project aiming to develop future analysis methods and tools for Engineering office.
Management of 4 project engineers
Analysis Methods engineer (2004-2005)
Study and specifications of automation tools for Engineering group
Study of optimization tools dedicated to landing gear design
Dassault Data Services April 1997 – October 2004
The company, a subsidiary of Dassault Systems, sells services and consultancy in the domains of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Engineering tools
Project leader (2002-2004)
Organization, planning and follow-up of projects for aeronautics, nuclear and surface transportation industries (Dassault Aviation, EMBRAER, CEA, Technicatome, French Railways, Alstom Transport).
Management of 2 to 8 engineers
Technical content: requirement analysis, technical specifications, development of analysis tools for Engineering groups, documentation, PLM
Development of a software and service offering on aero-elastic analysis of structures; offer proposed to Boeing, ALENIA, EMBRAER, Piaggio, HAL and Prost Grand Prix
For Boeing (Seattle), set-up of methodology for aero-elastic optimization of airplanes and application to Boeing 767-400ER Ground Vibration Tests.
Training of 80 Boeing engineers on aero-elastic analysis tools, including development of training material and associated technical documentation
Programming engineer (1997-1999)
Development of analysis tools for nuclear industry, in particular coupling of thermo-hydraulics and neutron transport computation tools.
University of Delaware - USA 1994-1996
Teaching and research assistant (1994-1996)
Assistance on thermodynamics classes
Assistance in fluid mechanics laboratory
Sports: Ski (racing till 2018), Aïkido, all outdoor sports
Airplane private pilot: French & American licenses
French : mother tongue
English: C2* (proficient user)
Spanish: B2* (independent user)
German: A1* (basis user)
*According to the global scale created by the European Council
Management Development Programme, SAFRAN University (2006)
Masters of Science, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA. (1996)
Focus on Mechanical Engineering; MS thesis: “Investigation of errors in cross-correlation Particle Image Velocimetry”.
French Engineering Diploma, Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Hydraulique et de Mécanique de Grenoble, Grenoble, France. (1993).
Focus on Industrial Fluid Mechanics
Scientific “Baccalauréat” (1988).
“Experimental Assessment of Low Noise Landing Gear Component Design”, AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference, Miami, 2009, Paper No. 2009-3276.
“Optimization procedure for pulse separation in cross-correlation Particle Image Velocimetry”, Experiments in fluids, 1996, vol. 21, no2, pp. 87-93.
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