LECTRA: Lectra appoints Edouard Macquin Member of the Executive Committee
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Lectra appoints Edouard Macquin Member of the Executive Committee
Appointment follows a successful 27-year career at Lectra
Paris, February 4, 2014 - Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology
solutions dedicated to industries using soft materials-fabrics, leather,
technical textiles, and composite materials-is pleased to announce the
appointment of Edouard Macquin to the Executive Committee. He joins Daniel
Harari, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Committee, JÃ©rÃ´me Viala, Chief
Financial Officer, and VÃ©ronique Zoccoletto, Chief Human Capital and Information
Since 2011, Edouard Macquin has served as Lectra's Worldwide Sales Director.
"Lectra has set five strategic objectives for 2013-2015: accentuate
technological leadership, strengthen our competitive position and long-term
relationships with customers, accelerate organic growth, boost profitability by
regularly increasing the operating margin, and generate free cash flow serving
to finance future growth," said Daniel Harari. "Edouard brings together a rare
combination of qualities and experience. As a dynamic team-builder and true
entrepreneur, he exemplifies the ambition in the Lectra roadmap for our sales
teams. VÃ©ronique Zoccoletto, JÃ©rÃ´me Viala, and I are delighted to welcome him to
the Executive Committee."
In late 2011, Lectra launched a transformation plan with investment totaling â‚¬50
million over the 2012-2015 period. The plan calls for doubling the sales force
managed by Edouard Macquin, while strengthening marketing, consulting, and R&D
teams. Objectives include restoring double-digit annual growth.
"Based in France, Lectra has built up a major worldwide presence and has a
privileged relationship with major brands and manufacturers worldwide," stated
Edouard Macquin. "I am proud to have contributed to Lectra's development over
the past 27 years. My priority today is to complete the construction of a sales
and marketing team capable of driving Lectra's growth and accompanying our
customers as they address their future challenges."
Edouard Macquin, 48, holds an MBA from SÃ£o Paulo Business School and speaks
French, English, Portuguese, Spanish, and Italian. He joined Lectra in 1987 in
R&D and later assumed various positions in services and then marketing, in
France, Italy, the United States, and Brazil. In 2000, he was appointed Director
of Lectra Brazil, where he reinforced Lectra's leadership position.
Lectra is the world leader in integrated technology solutions that automate,
streamline and accelerate product design, development and manufacturing
processes for industries using soft materials. Lectra develops the most advanced
specialized software and cutting systems and provides associated services to a
broad array of markets including fashion (apparel, accessories, footwear),
automotive (car seats and interiors, airbags), furniture, as well as a wide
variety of other market sectors, such as aeronautical and marine industries,
wind power, and personal protective equipment. Lectra serves 23,000 customers in
more than 100 countries with 1,350 employees and $256 million in 2012 revenues.
The company is listed on NYSE Euronext.
For more information, please visit www.lectra.com
Contact - Lectra Headquarters / Press Dept.: Nathalie Fournier-Christol
Tel.: +33 (0)1 53 64 42 37 - Fax: +33 (0)1 53 64 43 40
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