Laurent CASTOR


En résumé

Senior Executive with global P&L leadership in the automotive and metals industry. Outstanding record of designing strategy, delivering profitable growth and driving down costs to the lowest level. A proven track record of implementing fundamental cultural change and forming highly effective international, multi-functional management teams and leading them to deliver on stretch strategic goals. Extensive business experience in Europe (Germany, France) and also in North America and China


  • Novacap - Vice President Performance Chemicals Division

    Lyon 2014 - maintenant
  • Constellium - General Manager Automotive Structures

    Paris 2009 - 2014 Lead a 400 M€ sales business with worldwide P&L responsibility - 6 plants (Germany, USA and China), 2 development centers and ~1 300 employees
    Based in Germany
  • Rio Tinto Alcan - General Manager Automotive Structures Europe

    Montréal 2005 - 2009 Led a 200 M€ sales business with 2 plants and a development center in Germany - Started a JV in China.
    Major turnaround realized through redesign of strategy, repositioning and dramatic cost cutting: +10% EBIT points improvement.
    Successful growth strategy and extension in Asia/China with a Joint Venture in China.
    Based in Germany.
  • Rio Tinto Alcan - Director Integration Alcan Pechiney for Engineered Products Group

    Montréal 2004 - 2005
  • Pechiney - Vice President Development Pechiney Automotive

    Paris 2002 - 2003
  • The Boston Consulting Group - Project Manager

    Paris 1998 - 2002
  • PSA Peugeot Citroën - Plant Manager Body in White - Poissy plant

    Rueil Malmaison 1992 - 1997