Management appointments at Snecma (Safran group)

Courcouronnes, September 3, 2010.

Jacques Serre is named Senior Vice President, Systems Engineering at Snecma.
Jacques Serre, 54, graduated from the ENSAE aeronautical engineering school. He has spent his entire career with Snecma, starting in the design department in 1979, where he participated in the design and production engineering of a number of different engines, including the high-pressure turbine for the M88 and the low-pressure turbine for the CFM56. This work was recognized by the "youth prize" awarded by the French association of aeronautics and astronautics (AAAF). In 1991 he was placed in charge of the turbine and combustor department at Snecma's engineering division. He was named head of the mechanics division in 1998, then chief engineer for the M88 program. In 2003 he was appointed head of engineering in Snecma's Space Engines division, then deputy director of operations in 2005, and head of the operations division in 2007.

Martin Sion is named Director of Snecma's Space Engines division.
Martin Sion, 42, graduated from the Ecole Centrale de Paris engineering school in 1990.
He started his career that year with SEP (Société Européenne de Propulsion), where he held the positions of design engineer, combustion department manager, HM7 program manager, and head of the combustion component design department. In early 2005 he was named head of engineering for the Space Engines division, then head of improvement initiatives at Snecma in December 2006. In February 2009 he took over responsibility for the equipment and accessories center of industrial excellence at Snecma's production division.

Pierre Syx is named Vice President, Economic and Financial Affairs and Corporate Secretary of Snecma.
Pierre Syx, 53, graduated from the EDHEC business school in 1979.
After holding administrative and financial positions at Unisys and ITT, he joined Sagem in 1985, where he held various management control positions in the Financial Affairs division. Pierre Syx was named Deputy Financial Director of the Sagem Communication branch in 2001, also taking charge of financial affairs for the broadband branch. In 2006, he was placed in charge of the Financial division at Aircelle (Safran group), then was named Vice President, Administrative and Financial Affairs at the company in 2008.

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Snecma (Safran group) is one of the world's leading manufacturers of aircraft and space engines, with a wide range of propulsion systems on offer. The company designs and builds commercial aircraft engines – including the CFM56* world's leader - that are powerful, reliable, economical and environmentally friendly, along with military aircraft engines that have always delivered world-class performance. Snecma also develops and produces propulsion systems and equipment for launch vehicles and satellites. EngineLife™:, a new brand for Snecma's service business, offers a complete range of engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services to airlines, armed forces and operators.

* CFM56 engines are produced and marketed by CFM International, a 50/50 joint company between GE and Snecma.

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