HR Vice Presidents appointed at Safran companies Turbomeca and Herakles

Paris, July 2, 2012

Effective today, Pascal Legrain and Philippe Boulan have been named Vice President for Human Resources at Turbomeca and Herakles, respectively. Both companies are part of the Safran group.

Pascal Legrain will be in charge of the management and development of human resources at Turbomeca, which has 6,100 employees and 17 facilities around the world. Philippe Boulan takes the same position at Herakles, which has 2,600 employees and 12 facilities.

Pascal Legrain, 48, holds a master's degree in economic sciences (1987) and a postgraduate degree in human resources (1988). He has held various human resources management positions with companies in France and abroad, mainly in the automotive industry: personnel manager at Valeo L'Isle d'Abeau (1993-1994), HR manager at Visteon/Plastic Omnium in Oyonnax (1995-1998), Vice President of Human Resources at Faurecia (1998-2005), Vice President of Human Resources at Toyota Valenciennes (2006-2010), and Vice President of Human Resources at Alstom Power Equipment in Baden, Switzerland.

Philippe Boulan, 62, who also holds a master's in economic sciences (1975), started his career with Snecma in 1979 as head of Human Resources at the Hispano-Suiza plant in Le Havre. He returned to Snecma in 1989 as personnel manager and then as General Manager of the Gennevilliers plant. In 1993 he was named head of labor relations at Snecma, before taking the position of Vice President of Human Resources and Internal Communications in 2000. In 2003 he joined Turbomeca as Vice President of Human Resources.


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 close to 60,000 employees and generated sales of 11.7 billion euros in 2011. 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 1.3 billion euros in 2011. Safran is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris and is part of the CAC40 index.

For more information,

Catherine MALEK
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Caroline COUDERT
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