Management appointments in Safran’s Operations division

Paris, June 17, 2011

Safran has appointed Jean-Lin Fournereaux as Vice President for Space, and Daniel Dubreuil as Vice President for Information Systems in the Group. They both report to Marc Ventre, Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Operations.

Jean-Lin Fournereaux, 59, a graduate of INSA (1976), has spent his entire professional career with Safran group companies. He joined rocket propulsion specialist SEP (which became part of Snecma in late 1997) in 1977, holding various positions concerning space propulsion systems. In 1994, he was named head of the satellite propulsion and space equipment unit, then in 1998 he became director of the liquid propulsion division, in charge of Snecma's rocket propulsion activities, mainly concerning propulsion systems for Ariane launchers. In 2001, he was named President and CEO of Techspace Aero, before taking over as Chairman and CEO of Snecma Services in 2004. From 2007 to this latest appointment, he was Chairman and CEO of Sagem.

Daniel Dubreuil, 54, graduated from the Sup Telecom engineering school (1982) and holds a master's in mathematical sciences from the University of Bordeaux. He started his career in 1982 with Aerospatiale, as production manager on the A300/A310 assembly line, before moving to Digital Equipment Corp. in 1987 as head of marketing. In 1991 he moved to MBDA, successively holding the positions of director of information systems (1991-94) and head of the components and equipment business unit (1994-98). From 1998 to 2002, as the A380 was being launched, he was general manager of the Toulouse plant and secretary-general of Airbus France. In 2002 Daniel Dubreuil was named vice president, production at Eurocopter. He moved back to Airbus in 2005 as deputy director of quality for the group. From 2008 until this latest appointment at Safran, he was director of the A380 Task Force.


Safran is a leading international high-technology group with three core businesses: Aerospace (propulsion and equipment), Defence and Security. Operating worldwide, the Safran group has more than 54,000 employees and generated sales of 10.8 billion euros in 2010. 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 1.2 billion euros in 2010. Safran is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris and its share is part of the CAC Large 60 index.
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