Management appointments at Safran Nacelles
Gonfreville l'Orcher, France, 2 June 2021
Safran Nacelles announced today several appointments to its corporate management team:
- Alain Berger has been named Vice President, Customer Support & Services
- Deborah Pilczer has been named Vice President, Sales and Marketing
- Patrick Thomas has been named Vice President, Administration and Finance
Alain began his career in 1991 with LMB, a specialist in ventilation and electric motors for aeronautics, successively as Sales Engineer, Sales Director and then Deputy Director.
In 2000, Alain joined Labinal1 as Sales, Support & Services Director of Technofan2. In 2007, he joined Hispano-Suiza3 as Head of the Sales Department, then he was promoted to Sales and Customer Services Vice-President in 2010. In January 2014, he took on the role of Sales, Marketing & Services VP at Safran Electrical & Power. In April 2017, Alain was named Vice President Sales, Services and Programs of Safran Electrical & Power covering in addition the Program management function. In October 2019, Alain took over the responsibility of Strategy and was appointed VP Sales, Services, Programs & Strategy of Safran Electrical & Power. In September 2020, he joined Safran Nacelles as Vice President Sales and Marketing.
Alain Berger, 55, graduated from Polytech Clermont-Ferrand (1991).
Deborah began her career in 2002 at Snecma Propulsion Solide4, in the aerospace field, as Project Leader.
In 2005, Deborah joined the Technical Direction of Snecma5 as Aircraft Performance Engineer and evolved towards the Commercial Direction in 2007, as Sales Support Manager then Sales Director in charge of England and Malta, covering in particular easyJet and TUI's accounts.
In 2015, she took over the management of the Support Preparation Department -Technical Documentation, Configuration Management, Logistical Support and Customers' Trainings-, in the framework of LEAP engines' entry into service.
In 2018, she was appointed VP Customer Support Sales and Marketing of the Avionic Division in Safran Electronics & Defense.
Deborah Pilczer, 42, graduated from the French Aeronautical Engineering School (Supaero) and from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Patrick Thomas began his career in Audit within Arthur Andersen. In 1995, he joined the retail sector and held several financial management positions in the Pinault-Printemps-Redoute (PPR) and Galeries-Lafayette groups.
Patrick joined the Safran Group in 2003 and has since held several Finance positions in various business groups and entities within Safran, located in France or in the USA: Labinal1 in 2003, Teuchos6 in 2004, Labinal1 North America from 2005 to 2008, Snecma5 from 2008 to 2011 then from 2014 to 2016, Morpho from 2012 to 2014.
In his latest assignment, Patrick was since 2016, Vice President, Finance & Controlling at Safran Electronics & Defense.
Patrick Thomas, 53, graduated from HEC Paris in 1990
1 Today, Safran Electrical and Power
2 Today, Safran Ventilation Systems
3 Today, Safran Transmission Systems
4 Today, ArianeGroup
5 Today, Safran Aircraft Engines
6 Today, Safran Engineering Services
Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 79,000 employees and sales of 16.5 billion euros in 2020 and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets.
Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices.
Safran Nacelles is a world leader for aircraft nacelles and an active player in after-market services, with 23,000 products in service, and 145,000 daily flight hours. The company is active in all segments of the market, from regional jets and corporate aircraft to the largest airliners.