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    11.25.2014 | Download as PDF | Death of Jean-Paul Béchat

    Paris, November 24th, 2014 a) Safran Management is deeply saddened by the news of the death of Jean-Paul Béchat, President of the Management Board of the Group from 2005 to 2007. "I was fortunate to work by his side for many years and thus able to appreciate Jean-Paul Béchat’s many qualities throughout his career as a remarkable industrial leader. I know he has played a pivotal role in our efforts to build a robust high-technology Group that has emerged as a leader in its fields and built a solid reputation on international markets. We all owe him a lot,” said Jean-Paul Herteman, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Safran. Jean-Paul Béchat joined the Group in October 1965 and spent most of his career working in a wide variety of functions at various Safran companies. He graduated from Ecole Polytechnique in 1962, earned his Master of Sciences degree from Stanford University in 1969, and went on to join Snecma as a production engineer, where he promptly assumed responsibility for Concorde engine nozzle assembly and then for running production at the company’s plant in Corbeil. He then served as Production Director (1974-1978), Vice-President Industrial Affairs, then Executive Vice President at Hispano-Suiza (1982-1985). In-between, he worked for Snecma’s Technical Department as Deputy Director (1979-1981) and then for that company as Head of Industrial Relations (1981-1982). During that time, he led the shift to a 39-hour working week. In 1986, he became Chief Executive Officer, then Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Messier-Hispano-Bugatti (Snecma Group), where he modernized industrial capacity, built an international service network, and established Messier-Dowty in 1994. From 1994 to 1996, he served as Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Société Nationale des Poudres et Explosifs (SNPE). SNPE’s Matériaux Energétiques (energy materials) arm went on to join Safran in 2011. He was subsequently appointed Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Snecma, which he headed until Safran was created in 2005. Jean-Paul Béchat also chaired GIFAS (Groupement des Industries Françaises Aéronautiques et Spatiales) from 1997 to 2001, and subsequently became a Board member and one of its Honorary Chairmen. He was also a member of the Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace Board. **** Safran is a leading international high-technology group with three core businesses: Aerospace (propulsion and equipment), Defence and Security. Operating worldwide, the Group has 66,300 employees and generated sales of 14.7 billion euros in 2013*. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. The Group invests heavily in Research & Development to meet the requirements of changing markets, including expenditures of 1.8 billion Euros in 2013. Safran is listed on Euronext Paris and is part of the CAC40 index.  *  Sales in 2013 restated for the impacts of IFRS11 amounted to 14.4 billion euros. For more information, www.safran-group.com  / Follow @SAFRAN on Twitter
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    11.24.2014 | Download as PDF | French President François Hollande inaugurates new Safran/Albany production plant in eastern France

    Commercy, November 24, 2014 François Hollande, President of France, Jean-Paul Herteman, Chairman and CEO of Safran, and Joseph G. Morone, President and CEO of Albany International Corp., today inaugurated a new production plant in Commercy, eastern France, within the scope of the industrial partnership between Safran and Albany. © Eric Drouin Opened in May 2014, the plant makes parts for new-generation aircraft engines using an innovative composite material technology. The first application of this new technology is the production of fan blades and cases for the LEAP aircraft engine from CFM International*, which will power the next generation of single-aisle commercial jets
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    11.24.2014 | Download as PDF | Michel Denneulin nommé Directeur des Cadres supérieurs de Safran (French only)

    Paris, le 24 novembre 2014 Depuis le 3 novembre 2014, Michel Denneulin occupe la fonction de Directeur des Cadres supérieurs de Safran succédant à Sabine Haman, aujourd’hui Directeur des Ressources humaines de Snecma (Safran). Diplômé de l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (IEP) en 1989, Michel Denneulin a débuté sa carrière chez Renault en tant qu’adjoint du Chef de Projet de la fermeture du site de Billancourt. Il rejoint en 1992 la société SAT, anciennement Sagem (Safran), au poste de Responsable des Ressources humaines et du Contrôle de gestion d’un centre de fabrication grandes séries de la branche Télécom du Groupe. En 1998, il prend en charge les Ressources Humaines du centre de R&D de la branche Défense et Aéronautique de Sagem. Il rejoint l’Onera, le centre français de recherche aérospatiale en 2001, au poste de Directeur des Ressources Humaines. En 2007, il est nommé en tant que Directeur des Ressources Humaines & Etablissements chez Aircelle (Safran). **** Safran est un groupe international de haute technologie, équipementier de premier rang dans les domaines de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace (propulsion, équipements), de la Défense et de la Sécurité. Implanté sur tous les continents, le Groupe emploie 66 300 personnes pour un chiffre d’affaires de 14,7 milliards d’euros en 2013*. Composé de nombreuses sociétés, Safran occupe, seul ou en partenariat, des positions de premier plan mondial ou européen sur ses marchés. Pour répondre à l’évolution des marchés, le Groupe s’engage dans des programmes de recherche et développement qui ont représenté en 2013 des dépenses de 1,8 milliard d’euros. Safran est une société cotée sur Euronext Paris et fait partie de l’indice CAC 40. * Le chiffre d’affaires 2013 retraité des impacts IFRS11 s’établit à 14,4 milliards d’euros Pour plus d’informations, www.safran-group.com / Suivez @SAFRAN sur Twitter
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