Having trained as a general mechanical and industrial automation engineer at
ENI in Belfort, I joined Vallourec in 2000, initially as an R&D engineer.
Very quickly, I was offered managerial responsibility, taking charge of the
Process Planning/R&D department (with a staff of five) for a production line
at a company specializing in the energy and automotive sectors. In 2003, I changed direction, taking on responsibility for the Quality team
(12 staff) in addition to my R&D duties, at a different production line in
the same company.
I joined Valinox Nucléaire (which produces tubes for steam generators) in
March 2005, as Quality and R&D manager. In this role, I manage a team of 17
people, four of whom report to me directly. My position revolves around the following missions:
Other aspects subsequently reassured me that I had made the right
decision, including the intelligent use of benchmarking tools and meetings,
regular experience-sharing with colleagues from other Vallourec plants, not to
mention the annual Group conference, which provides an overall vision of the
various divisions and sets out common goals.
For my next career move, I would like to change to a completely different
activity or business line. I would also welcome an opportunity to work