Work History

Work History
Jun 2012 - Aug 2013

Deputy CEO


Managing the SME Family company to bridge-over a temporary period of absence of the CEO.

Implementing of working procedures for monitoring.

Negotiating of purchase conditions.

Optimizing the inventory management and supply-chain activities.

Strengthening of core compentencies and maintaining of existing skills and certifications.

Manufacturing, assembly and distribution of sliding door locks and safety devices for existing lifts.

Customers : elevators makers, fitters, repairers, lifts spare parts resellers.

Gross margin ratio 4 points plus

Production volume 6 points +

Stocks and in-progress volume reduction 20% (=-370 K€)

Export ratio up to 49% T/O Company i.e. 3% plus

Transfer of Operations and conferral of Management powers to a private investor.

Jan 2010 - Feb 2011

VP of group Operations

ASTEK Mécatronique S.A.S.U. and subsidiaries
Leading and coordinating overall functions (P&L, HR, Sales, Engineering, Manufacturing,...). Engineering, design, study and industrial projects management Design, manufacturing of electromechanical control systems and embedded modules (Test benches)Customers : makers, plants, engineering firms, main system manufacturersKey references in the Aerospace & Defence, Automotive, Railway, Energy industry sectors Reengineering the subsidiaries and Business Process OrganizationDebts restructuring  - Lay-off plans - Complete transfer of assets and liabilitiesKPI - Risks management - Percentage-of-Completion projects monitoring Enterprise Resources Planning software implementation - Payroll plans Review EN ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System Certification - R and D tax credit Approval ASTEK Mechatronics group Carve-out projects - President and new CEO nomination 
May 2006 - Aug 2009

Managing Director

ARNOLD Technique France S.A.

Leading and coordinating overall functions (P&L responsability, HR, Sales, Manufacturing,...)

as well as day-to-day activities of the company.

Metalworking industry.

Designing, developing, manufacturing and selling of cold formed and customized fastenings parts upon drawings and specifications dedicated to the Automotive, Electromechanical and FMCG industry sectors.

Plant management

DIN EN ISO 9001:2000 certificate

Nov 2004 - Apr 2006


JAVELINE Executive Interim Management

Acting as a General or/and Business Development Manager, carrying out crisis/turnround management, maximizing target/budget achievements, communicating and bridging a culture gap.

Management consulting industry.

Being available for the unexpected.

Nov 2000 - Oct 2004

VP of Sales

PRODEL Technologies S.A.

Promoting and selling PRODEL Flexible Assembly Systems by designing/manufacturing customed-engineered turnkey automated assembly and test lines for large series production.

International Automotive suppliers, notably.

Automation industry.

'Big ticket' solutions.

Project management.

Business deals drafting.

Apr 1994 - Oct 2000

Founding President and COO


Starting-up a private company.

Working out business plans, KPI and capital development issues.

Venture capital and Business angels.

Information technology industry.

Middleware and IT consultancy.

Business supplies and equipment.

Feb 1985 - Mar 1994

Sales Development Director

XEROX Corp. France

Coordinating deals, upgrading business processes, developing sales and training skills.

Direct and Channel Sales Management.

XEROX Par Club's awards.

Electronic Document Management Systems industry.

Business supplies and equipment.


Feb 1985 - Mar 1994

XEROX University

Professional Selling System

Complex Selling Relationships

Competitive Sales

Deals closing

Sep 1982 - Jun 1984

EDC Paris La Défense

Executive Direction

Business Models

Cash Flow Management

Go-to-market Strategy

Sep 1978 - Jun 1982


French College of Electronics and Dataprocessing


Computer Programing

Design Office drawing

Technical English 






25 years experience, Manufacturing  and Services industry expertise, Wholesale and Retail Trade practice, Executive staff, decision-maker, Frenchman fluent in English and reasonable German SKILLS SET:

 General Management: Company setting-up, Plant management, Department / organization, Distribution Channel management, Project coordination, Team building - To total 30 M€ with full staff of 150

Selling: Key Opportunities identification, financial & technical Solutions Sales construction, value Propositions presentation, Contracts negotiation/closing, New business, Territory management, international Account management - To Corporations at C-level in various industries - Worth unit Turnkey Projects up to 3 M€ with Sales Cycle of approximately 9 months Personal Strengths: Commitment, results direction, planning, relationship building, negotiation, responsible for the proper and timely performance - Drive


a challenging management position utilizing organization and problem-solving to help a Company

with international outlets through its growth process.



Marketing - PR

Venture capital

Multinational environments