Appointments at Hispano-Suiza

Colombes, April 17, 2002

Michel Boucher has been named Director of Industrial Affairs for Hispano-Suiza. He is replaced at the head of the Quality Department by Joël Rémond.

Michel Boucher, 59, holds an engineering degree from CESTI. He has spent his entire career with the Snecma group, beginning as an engineer at the Messier technical center in 1966. He spent 1968 to 1980 with Messier-Hispano, first with responsibility for reliability and then with central purchasing. From 1981 to 1992 he directed the Messier-Hispano-Bugatti plant in the Paris suburb of Montrouge. He then took charge of the Paris facility of Sochata, where he oversaw construction of the production facility at Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, west of Paris.

In June 1992 Michel Boucher became head of central management within Snecma's programs and civil aviation department. He joined Hispano-Suiza in 1995 as director of the Bois-Colombes establishment, where he directed the transfer of production operations to the Colombes and Bezons sites.

Prior to this new appointment, Michel Boucher was since 1999 director of the Precision Mechanics Division and at the same time Director of Quality for Hispano-Suiza.

Joël Rémond Named Hispano-Suiza Director of Quality

Joël Rémond, 57, holds an engineering degree from Ecole Spéciale de Mécanique et d'Electricité de Paris. He began his career in 1970 with Compagnie Générale de Géophysique before becoming head of production management at Ford Tractor. He joined Snecma in 1979 as program manager with the Elecma electronics division. He subsequently became head of Quality and then of Production. He pursued his career as head of the hypersonic program at Hyperspace. From 1995 to 2000 he was head of Quality for Snecma's Military Engines Division, and then for the Commercial Engines Division.

Prior to joining Hispano-Suiza in April 2002, Joël Rémond had been named Director of Industrial Operations for the Snecma Control Systems Division of Snecma Moteurs.

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