Human Resources: They change jobs in the boating industry - June 11, 2020

Laurent Tilleau in the centre (in red), surrounded by Philippe Poupon, Gérard Dupuy and Jean-Yves Furic aboard the Grand Soleil Race 45 © North Sails

Appointments, departures, job changes...There has been movement at North Sails France, MC Technologies, Volvo Penta, Quicksilver, Accastillage Diffusion, Orange Marine.

Laurent Tilleau leaves the North Sails France sailmaker

Technical salesman and IRC expert at North Sails France, Laurent Tilleau has left the sailmaker's factory in Valais. After 17 years with the company and 43 years in the world of sailmaking, he retired at the end of May 2020. Accustomed to regatta sailing, he was one of the founders of Technique Voile in 1980.

Departure of MC Technologies for Alexandre Hegaret

Commercial Director of the marine electronics distributor MC Technologies since February 2018, Alexandre Hegaret left the company he joined in September 2014 to take charge of communications. The commercial management is taken over by the company's president Yann Labbé.

Volvo Penta appoints new president

The Swedish engine manufacturer Volvo Penta has announced the arrival of a new manager at its head. Heléne Mellquist, 56, takes over as president of the company and joins the Volvo Group's management team. She was previously President of Volvo Trucks' European Division. She succeeds Björn Ingemanson, who will accompany her until his retirement on 1 September 2020.

Brunswick and Quicksilver reorganize in Europe

The Venture Group, which brings together the Brunswick Group's boat brands: Quicksilver, Uttern, Bayliner and Heyday, is reorganizing in Europe. Fedra Generini, Director of Marketing, Communication and Brands leaves the company. A department dedicated to digital marketing is created under the direction of Christian Augustus, while Sylvain Perret takes over responsibility for brands, the product portfolio and press relations.

Sylvain Gondry joins Orange Marine

Sylvain Gondry has taken the position of head of the Orange Marine offer, the nautical equipment website on the internet, recently acquired by the Nocika group . He was previously in charge of development and e-commerce at Accastillage Diffusion. He was also Sales Director of between March 2014 and December 2017.