Thales Aerospace Dvision Announces New Organization

Emmanuel Grave is appointed Senior Vice President of the Solutions for Aircraft Sector.


Pierre-Eric Pommellet, 43, is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique, Sup Aero and holds a Masters of Science degree from the MIT. He began his career at the French defence procurement agency DGA as Armaments Engineer within the Aerodynamic and Ballistic Research laboratory LRBA, before joining DCN and subsequently becoming principal private secretary to Jean-Pierre Raffarin, France’s Minister for SMEs, Trades and Craftspeople between 1995 and 1997. Pierre-Eric Pommellet then joined Thales. He was Technical Director of the “Navigation” Technical Business Unit before being appointed in 2004 Director of the “Aerospace Military Equipment” Business Line in Bordeaux. He has been awarded the insignia of Chevalier of France’s Ordre National du Mérite and was nominated Vice President of Aerospace Valley in 2005.

Alain Paul, 45, is a graduate of the Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité (SUPELEC). He began his career with Thales in 1989, in the development field of the optronic activity, before joining the Aerospace division in 2001 within the Electronic Warfare domain. From 2007 onwards he was Director of the “Electronic Warfare Solutions” Technical Business Unit.

About Thales

Thales is a leading international electronics and systems group, addressing defence, aerospace and security markets worldwide. Thales’s leading-edge technology is supported by 22,000 R&D engineers who offer a capability unmatched in Europe to develop and deploy field-proven mission-critical information systems. To this end, the group’s civil and military businesses develop in parallel and share a common base of technologies to serve a single objective: the security of people, property and nations. The group builds its growth on its unique multi-domestic strategy based on trusted partnerships with national customers and market players, while leveraging its global expertise to support local technology and industrial development. Thales employs 68,000 people in 50 countries with 2007 revenues of €12.3 billion.

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