Appointments at Turbomeca (Safran group)

Bordes, 7 September 2011

As from 1st September, David Thibes has been appointed General Manager of Turbomeca Canada, replacing Russ Spray who remains Chairman of Turbomeca USA.

As from 1st September, Guy Bonaud has been appointed Representative Director of Turbomeca Japan, replacing Marc Lacoue who is to take on other duties at Turbomeca.

As from 1st October, Frédéric Fourciangue has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Turbomeca UK, replacing Christian Hamel who is to take on other duties within the Safran group.

David Thibes is a graduate in mechanical engineering (specializing in aeronautics) from the Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal. His career has been based in Canada, starting with Bombardier in 1997. He then went on to join the Safran group, first at Techspace Aero Canada in 2002 where he was project manager and designer and later at Turbomeca USA in 2005, as supplier quality engineer. Finally, in 2007, he joined Turbomeca Canada where he has been director of operations until now.

Guy Bonaud is a university graduate in aeronautical technology. He has vast experience in the helicopter industry, acquired over a career spanning 35 years. He served with the French Air Force before becoming a field representative for Turbomeca and later taking over responsibility for the Turbomeca site in Tokyo, Japan.
In 2005, Guy Bonaud was appointed Customer Service Director for Turbomeca Canada.

Frédéric Fourciangue is a graduate of the prestigious aeronautical school, SUPAERO. He began his career at Dassault Aviation in 1998, in the general directorate for military support: he was project manager for Global Support Package contracts and new customer services until 2001, when he took charge of the Initial Procurement department until 2005. He furthered his career in aeronautics by joining Turbomeca in 2006. He was head of the new parts department within the Operator Support division until 2008, when he became head of the service management department within the Customer and Sales Support Division.

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Turbomeca (Safran group) is the leading helicopter engine manufacturer, and has produced over 68 000 turbines based on its own designs since the company was founded. Offering the widest range of engines in the world and dedicated to 2,350 customers in 155 countries, Turbomeca provides a proximity service thanks to its 16 sites, 26 Maintenance Centers, 24 Repair & Overhaul Centers and 90 Field representatives and Field technicians.
Microturbo, the subsidiary of Turbomeca, is the European leader in turbojet engines for missiles, drones and auxiliary power units.


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