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Safran Helicopter Engines makes management appointments November 2019


8 November, Bordes

Frédéric Bugeon has been appointed Executive Vice-President Strategy, succeeding Serge Maillé who is retiring.


Frédéric Bugeon started his career at Thales in 1995, as chief project CAPE (Computer-aided production engineering) for radars. In 1996, he joined Alstom and took responsibility for supply chain and purchasing for TGV and tramways at La Rochelle facility. In 2000, he became director of operations at Alstom UK, before being appointed Director for Purchasing and Supply Chain for all Alstom Transport group, and its 20 subsidiaries worldwide.

He joined the Group in 2005, as Chief of purchasing and supply chain department of Turbomeca1. In 2009, he took responsibility for market and products analysis at Strategy direction. From 2010 to 2015, he managed Support Programs department in Tarnos. Since 2016, Frédéric was VP Sales, Marketing and Customer Satisfaction  at Support & Services direction of Safran Helicopter Engines.

Frédéric Bugeon (48) is graduate of University of Bordeaux 1 as information systems engineer (1995), of KEDGE Bordeaux (Master of science in Supply Chain Management – 1996) and of the European Institute of Purchasing Management of Geneva (Executive MBA – 1997).


Patrick Prulhiere has been appointed  Executive Vice-President Purchasing, succeeding Frédéric Rascouailles, who has been appointed to another position within the Safran group.


Patrick Prulhiere started his career at Labinal2 in 1990, holding several positions in Process, Manufacturing Engineer and Supply Chain. In 1996, he became ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) Deployment Project Manager. From 1999 to 2008, he held successively the position of A340-500/600 Program Manager, Operations Manager (Airbus Germany, Work packages) and A380 Program Manager at Labinal.  

In 2008, he became General Manager, Labinal Services Americas at Denton, Texas, and in September 2009, General Manager Manufacturing on the site of Corinth, Texas. From 2014 to 2017, he was Director of Purchasing EWIS Americas Division at Safran Electrical & Power. Since January 2016, he held the position of VP Purchasing Safran Electrical & Power.

Patrick Prulhière (52) is graduate from École nationale supérieure d'arts et métiers (ENSAM, 1990).

1today Safran Helicopter Engines

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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 95,000 employees and sales of 21 billion euros in 2018. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices.

Safran Helicopter Engines is the world’s leading manufacturer of helicopter engines, with more than 72,000 produced since being founded. It offers the widest range of helicopter turboshafts in the world and has more than 2,500 customers in 155 countries.

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