Two New Appointments at Aerolia

The aeronautical boom and the attractiveness of Aerolia - with its position as leader in aerostructures, its workload plan and its ambitions at national and international level - attract a large number of profiles and candidates during recruitment campaigns.

By the end of 2013 and in less than five years, these campaigns will have enabled the Aerolia Group to recruit some 1,000 people in France, 650 in Tunisia and already around 50% of the personnel required in 2014 for Aerolia Canada's future Mirabel site.

Among these new recruits, the recent appointment of two new managers within the Group shows that the French No. 1 and a major global player in aerostructures is permanently open to the world and to different industrial cultures.


A recognized unifying and motivational leader in Quebec, Marc Bourret is a 57 year old French Canadian with 40 years experience in civil and military aviation.

A man of passion, commitment and respect for the customer and, in the field, for his Aerolia teams, Marc Bourret brings his extensive experience with major groups such as Bombardier Aerospace and Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Bell and the culture of his region of Quebec to the Aerolia Group's Canadian subsidiary.

"The appointment of a Canadian as the head of our Canadian Subsidiary follows the development approach we have for all Aerolia subsidiaries. Subsidiaries are always initially entrusted to the experience of a French management team before handover to an aviation specialist from the relevant country. It is for this reason that Marie-Agnes Veve, who has been promoted to the EADS Group and whom I thank for her effective contribution since 2011, recently passed on her responsibilities to Marc Bourret" says Christian Cornille, CEO of the Aerolia Group.

Married and the father of three boys, Marc Bourret enjoys Canadian football and, during his leisure time, performs voluntary work for Canadian associations.


Director of PSA's Aulnay-sous-bois body-in-white plant for the last three years, François Paynot has 15 years experience in production units for models in the Peugeot and Citroën range both in France and abroad, mostly in industrial positions. He also spent three years as Director of Employee Relations in the PSA Group's Human Resources Division.

"The appointment of Francois Paynot to this management position is also an opportunity for me to thank Arnaud Mayer, now COO of Auvergne Aéronautique, for the change management he led for St Nazaire staff in the context of the 100-million Euro investment plan we are developing over five years, and which François Paynot is now taking up as Site Director. Attracted to the world of aeronautics, he has decided to join Aerolia to contribute to its development of its goals in the aerostructure market," concludes Christian Cornille.
38 years old, married and the father of three children, François Paynot is interested in French history. He is also a musician in his free time and a keen swimmer, hiker and skier.

Aerolia is taking an active part in the success of its Customers Airbus, Bombardier, Embraer, OGMA and Aero Vodochody
and in the development of their new programmes A350 XWB, A400M, Global 7 000, Global 8 000 and KC390.

As an Aerostructure, System and Equipment manufacturer, Aerolia is a major world player in the design and production of aircraft equipped fuselages. With facilities in France (Méaulte, St Nazaire and Toulouse), Quebec (Dorval and soon Mirabel), Tunisia (M’Ghira ), Germany, China, South Korea and the United Arab Emirates, Aerolia has increased its turnover by 51% over 4 years and has very encouraging prospects for the future in terms of development. At a global level, 3,200 employees contribute to its development with a 2012 turnover of 1 billion 400 million dollars.