Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (Safran group) appoints Gilles Garczynski Executive Vice President, Human Resources

Vélizy, December 12, 2011

Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (Safran group) has appointed Gilles Garczynski, as Executive Vice President, Human Resources. He replaces Stéphane Legrand, who has transferred to another position within the Safran group.

Gilles Garczynski, 48, is a graduate from IEP Paris (Institut d'Etudes Politiques). He also holds two Masters Degrees in Labor law and Civil law.
He began his career at Labinal in 1989, as Employee Relations and International mobility manager. In 1993, he joined the Bull Group as HR Director and Site manager of its Angers, France facility. In 1998, he was appointed deputy Vice President, Human Resources of EADS Astrium, in charge of the French Satellite activity and the international Space Infrastructure/Equipment and Sub-Systems Divisions.

In 2003, he joined the Thales Group as VP, Human Resources, for Airborne Systems, and later took over the position of Vice President, Human Resources for the Naval Division in 2004. Prior to joining Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, Gilles was Executive Vice President, Human Resources of CGGVeritas since 2010.


Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (Safran group), is the world leader in aircraft landing and braking systems. Company capabilities encompass the full life cycle of our products, ranging from design and manufacture to in-service support, repair and overhaul. Messier-Bugatti-Dowty is a partner to 33 leading commercial, military, business and regional airframers, and supports more than 22,000 aircraft making over 35,000 landings every day. The company employs 6,250 staff working in locations across Europe, North America and Asia.

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