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François FONTALBA

LYON

En résumé

Main experiences : 18 years of general management of profit centers and business development in France and in China. More than 21 years of experience in the automotive business. Focused on operational and financial results.

Looking for : Executive position with strong operational involvement and important challenges. Looking for a position linked with operations in France and in China but not exclusively.

Profile : Entrepreunarial and pioneer spirit. Fully adaptable and efficient in new or unknown environment, problem solver ability, focused on quality and global satisfaction of the Customers. Large experience combining strong technical ability, management of international team and business development.

Present Situation : since Jan. 2012
Electricfil Automotive : Director - External Growth - Partnerships - Mergers & Acquisition.
Member of the Board of Directors.
INSEAD (Fontainebleau-France) M&As program training in 2011.

Previous situation : General Manager of Electricfil Engine Components China
From Dec. 2003 until Dec. 2011 : I established and managed the Chinese subsidiary of the Electricfil Group in Wuhan (Hubei - R.P. China) starting from a green field. Global management of the Company. Involved in global business strategy at the Group level.

Since Feb. 1991 : Electricfil Automotive Company, Lyon – France. Member of the Board of Director
Feb. 1991 - Dec. 2003 : Project Manager, then project Director, leading critical and technological Projects.

June 1987 - Feb. 1991 : Jules Richard Instruments Company - Argenteuil
R&D Manager. Member of the Board of Directors.

March 1985 – Dec. 1986 : Research Associate au Thermodynamic Research Center (T.R.C.), Texas A&M University, COLLEGE STATION, TX 77843, U.S.A.

Oct. 1980 - Feb. 1985 : Doctorat Ing. Ecole Nationale Sup. des Mines de Paris. CNRS - Thermodynamic Lab Center (LT-CEREP) of the E.N.S.M.P.

Engineering degree : I.C.P.I. (CPE Lyon) in july1979
Institut de Chimie et Physique Industrielle de Lyon (I.C.P.I.)

Fluent French & English.

Mes compétences :
Automotive
China
Engineering
International
International Experience
Management
Quality
Research
Research and Development

Entreprises

  • Electricfil Automotive - Director for External Growth, partnership and M&As

    2012 - 2012 Present Situation : since Jan. 2012

    Electricfil Automotive
    Director - External Growth - Partnerships - Mergers & Acquisition

    In charge for the external growth world wide of the Electricfil Group, partnerships, Mergers & Acquisition.

    INSEAD (Fontainebleau-France) M&As program training in 2011.
  • Electricfil Automotive - General Manager Electricfil China

    2004 - 2012 General Manager of Electricfil Engine Components (Wuhan), Co. Ltd in China (Automotive Industry)

    12/2003 until 12/2011 :

    I established the Chinese subsidiary of the Electricfil Group in Wuhan (Hubei) starting from a green field. Recruitment of our Chinese Team, training & team building, setup of the production lines, close relationship with our Customers for business dévelopment in China. Global management of the Company in close relationship and under the control of the Mother Company, strongly oriented on operationnal and financial results and focused on full satisfaction of our Automotive Customers in China and world wide.

    Involved in global business strategy at the Group level.
  • Electricfil

    MIRIBEL Cedex 1991 - maintenant
  • Electricfil Automotive - Business Unit Director

    1991 - 2003 Since Feb. 1991 : Electricfil Automotive Company. Lyon - France

    02/1991- 12/1995 : Project Manager, Electricfil Industrie, 01702 MIRIBEL - France

    01/1996 – 11/1998 : BU Manager then R&D Director (juil. 1997) of the Actuators & Ignition Systems at Electricfil.

    12/1998 – 12/1999 : BU Managing Director of the Actuators & Ignition Systems at Electricfil. Member of the Board of Directors.

    01/2000 – 12/2003 : Project Director in charge of Business Unit including development, supply chain, quality, production, sales and Customer relationship. Activity strongly oriented on Customer service, quality, cost reduction and lean management of the production.

    12/2003 : General Manager of Electricfil Engine Component (Wuhan) Co. Ltd, the Chinese subsidiary of Electricfil Group.

    Member of the Board of Directors.
  • Jules Richard Instruments - R&D Manager

    1987 - 1991 06/1987 - 02/1991 : Jules Richard Instruments Company - Argenteuil

    Janv. 1989 : R&D Manager at Jules Richard Instruments Company, Argenteuil (95) - France. 90 employees. Scientific Instruments & Equipments for environmental measurements (T°, HR, Hor. And Vert. Visibility, etc…

    Member of the Board of Directors.

    Juin 1987 : R&D Engineer at Jules Richard Instruments.

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