Pierre Cottenceau is appointed VP Engineering at Safran Nacelles
Le Havre, France, 3 July 2018
Member of the Executive Committee and reporting directly to Safran Nacelles CEO Cédric Goubet, Pierre Cottenceau joins Safran Nacelles to take the responsibility of the Engineering division.
In 1999, Pierre began his career with Messier-Dowty1 Ltd, in Gloucester, United Kingdom, on the European Enhance project (collaborative engineering). He then joined Messier-Dowty Vélizy in 2000, successively occupying the positions of A340-500/600 systems engineer, modelling and simulation project leader and then A400M programme chief engineer in charge of developing the landing gear system of the Airbus A400M.
In 2008, Pierre went to work for Sagem Avionics2 Inc, in Dallas, Texas, USA as VP Programmes & Product Development, in charge of auto-pilot and cockpit display activities.
He joined Safran Aircraft Engines in 2011 as chief engineer for the LEAP-1B engine. In September 2016, he was appointed head of the design office in charge of controls and externals, and then in July 2017, he became director of the Propulsion System design office, which includes the External Systems division and the Propulsion System Integration division.
Pierre Cottenceau, 42 years old, graduated from Ecole Polytechnique in 1998.
1 Now known as Safran Landing Systems
2 Now known as Safran Electronics and Defense
Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 58,000 employees and sales of 16.5 billion euros in 2017. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices. With Zodiac Aerospace, acquired by Safran in February 2018, the Group now has over 91,000 employees and will generate an estimated 21 billion euros in adjusted annual revenues (2016 pro forma figures).
Safran Nacelles is a world leader for aircraft nacelles, with over 20,800 devices in service, and over 125,000 flight hours per day. The company is active in all segments of the market, from regional jets and corporate aircraft to the largest airliners.
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