Management Appointments at Safran

 Bruno Bernard was today named President of Safran Engineering Services, replacing Bruno Bergoend, who was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Technofan. Thierry Lasbleis, who was CEO of Technofan, has been named Special Advisor to Turbomeca’s corporate management, effective November 1st. 

Bruno Bernard, 55, a graduate of the Polytechnique engineering school (1976) and Engineer in the Corps des Mines (1979), held several positions in the cabinets of the labor and employment and agriculture ministries, as well as the prime minister’s office, from 1982 to 1993.

He then joined the bank Crédit Lyonnais, where he was successively regional director in the French retail banking network, then CEO for the Germany-Austria region in 1996. He subsequently led the merger of the bank’s German subsidiary with its counterpart from Crédit Agricole in 2004. Bruno Bernard joined Safran in February 2008 as Group Vice President, Improvement Initiatives.

Bruno Bergoend, 54, a graduate of the Ecole de Représentation Technique de Remiremont (1979), held various sales positions at 3M France then CASO, an engineering services firm he joined in 1982 as Deputy Sales Director. He was promoted to Sales Director, before joining Safran group company Labinal in 1996. Two years later he was named Vice President, Sales for the Aircraft Wiring branch, then Director of the Engineering Business Center for France and Britain in 2001 before being named head of the Engineering and Technology Division in 2007. He joined Safran Engineering Services in 2010 as CEO.

Thierry Lasbleis, 51, a graduate of the ENSMA (1984) and ENSTA (1985) engineering schools, started his career at Safran group company Messier-Bugatti in 1986. He was named Program Manager in 1990, then deputy to the head of the after-sales support department in 1995. After a stint at Snecma Inc. as Managing Director of Messier Services Americas from 1996 to 2000, he joined Messier Services in 2001 as Business Development Director. Thierry Lasbleis returned to Messier-Bugatti in 2002 as Vice President for Customer Support, then moved to Technofan in 2008 as CEO.

Source and photo: Safran

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