DAHER Announces General Management Appointments and Changes

DAHER, a tier-1 supplier to the high-technology industries, is overhauling its organisation to better reach the targets set out in the Performance 2017 strategic plan.

Jean-Paul Lafitte, group executive vice-president and president of the capital goods division, is retiring. Jean-Paul Lafitte has 40 years’ experience in the services field, and joined DAHER in 1987. Through the various management positions he held within the Group, he has contributed significantly to developing the Group and making it what it is today.

Stéphane Mayer remains president of the aerospace and defence division and has been appointed group executive vice-president.

Stéphane Mayer remains president of the aerospace and defence division and has been appointed group executive vice-president.
Mr Mayer graduated from France’s Ecole Polytechnique engineering school, and gained further qualifications from ENSAE and Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. He has held successive posts as audit director, CFO and VP spare parts, then board member for a number of major industrial groups. In 2003 he became chairman and CEO of EADS SOCATA, then ATR, before joining DAHER in 2010.

Didier Kayat remains group executive vice-president and president of the nuclear and energy division, and has been appointed president of the capital goods division. A graduate of ESCP Europe, with 25 years’ experience in strategy, he established a strategy and organisation consulting firm in 1993, which counted DAHER Group amongst its customers, before joining DAHER in 2007.

Creation of an Executive Committee (COMEX) and expansion of the Management Committee (CODIR)

The Group Executive Committee will be made up of five people: Patrick Daher (chairman and CEO), Didier Kayat (executive vice-president and president of the nuclear and energy and capital goods divisions), Stéphane Mayer (executive vice-president and president of the aerospace and defence division), Francis Etienne (human resources director) and Florent Perdriau (CFO).

This Executive Committee is being expanded to include the managers of Group quality and industrial strategy (Giles Guillon), Group logistics and services strategy (Patrick Jeanroy), and strategic projects management (Nicolas Orance), to form the Group Management Committee.

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