Management appointments at Hispano-Suiza

Colombes, February 1, 2006

Paul Kremer named Vice President, Programs

Paul Kremer, 44, a graduate of the Ecole Supérieure d'Optique, started his career in 1984 in the optronics systems division of French national aerospace research center ONERA. In 1997 he joined the management team at Snecma's rocket engine division, as head of preparation and coordination of strategic initiatives for the space sector. Paul Kremer moved to Hispano-Suiza, another Snecma company (now SAFRAN Group), in 2000, as production manager in the power transmission division. From 2003 to this latest appointment, he was Hispano-Suiza vice president, strategy, research & technology and external communications.

Serge Bérenger named Vice President, Strategy, Research & Technology and Electrical Development, with responsibility for external communications

Serge Bérenger, 40, a graduate of Ecole Supérieure d'Electricité (Supélec), majoring in power electronics and electrical machines, started his career in 1989 with the Zodiac group, then moved to Artus. He joined Thales Avionics Electrical Systems in 1995 as head of the engineering department. In 2001, he was named director of programs and engineering for the development of electrical systems and equipment for the civil and military aviation industry. He was appointed vice president, innovation at the Thales Aerospace Division in 2004, and in October 2005 joined Hispano-Suiza, SAFRAN Group, as vice president, electrical development.

Hispano-Suiza, SAFRAN Group, is a world leader in mechanical power transmissions, electronic and hydraulic control systems and equipment for aircraft engines. The company is also actively involved in R&D for advanced systems and equipment on tomorrow's "more electric" aircraft. Hispano-Suiza has two main facilities in the greater Paris area, at Colombes and Réau, and two subsidiaries, in Sedziszow, Poland, and Peterborough, Canada.

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