Didier Rivron named head of human resources and communications at Hispano-Suiza (Safran group)

Colombes, October 5, 2011

Didier Rivron has been named Vice President, Human Resources and Communications at Hispano-Suiza (Safran group), effective October 1. He replaces Jean-Claude Luciani, who will move to another position in the Safran group.

Didier Rivron graduated from the Rouen business school. He started his career in 1995 with Matra Marconi Space as assistant to the head of human resources at Vélizy, before being named human resources manager at the Toulouse plant. Following a short stint at the Sema Group, he moved to EADS in 2000 as Human Resources International Development Manager for EADS Telecom. He was named head of labor relations at EADS Defence & Security in 2003, then head of human resources at EADS Secure Networks in 2005. Didier Rivron became human resources manager at Completel in 2006, before joining the Safran group in June 2008 as head of human resources in France and general manager of the Messier-Dowty Vélizy plant.

Hispano-Suiza (Safran group) is a major player in the airborne applications of electrical power. It is specialized in the transmission of power, and the management and conversion of electrical energy. Hispano-Suiza is the world's leading supplier of engine power transmissions, with a market share of nearly 60% of all mainline jets (over 100 seats). As a pioneer in the design, development and production of electronic power controllers for airborne applications, Hispano-Suiza contributes to today's major aircraft programs in conjunction with fellow Safran companies (A380, Boeing 787, A400M), and leads Group developments for tomorrow's "more electric" aircraft. www.hispano-suiza-sa.com

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