Bernard PLANCHAIS is joining the new board of NEXEYA’s directors

Bernard PLANCHAIS, former Managing Director of NAVAL GROUP, appointed Director of NEXEYA.

NEXEYA is pleased to announce that Bernard PLANCHAIS is joining its new board of directors following a management takeover of the company in July.

Bernard PLANCHAIS is a graduate of France’s École Polytechnique engineering school, and has spent most of his career at DCNS, which has rebranded as NAVAL GROUP.

He began his career as a Metallurgical Analysis Manager in the field of nuclear boilers, before going on to manage major projects (propulsion of the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier, La Fayette stealth frigates)

In 1996, he was appointed Director of Finance and Administration, before becoming Director of Strategy in 2000.

From 2001 to 2003, he was Managing Director of DCN Development and led the “DCN 2003” project, which resulted in the transformation of DCN – part of the French Ministry of Defence – into a state-owned private company.

From 2003 to 2005, he was Director of DCN Services Toulon, where he oversaw the restructuring of the company, and put in place maintenance contracts with the French Navy to increase fleet availability by more than 15 points in just three years.

In 2006, he became Director of the “Convergence” project to consolidate DCN and Thales activities and, in 2007, he was appointed Managing Director of the new DCNS Group, a position he held until the end of 2014.

His vast professional experience and involvement in projects to transform companies based on trust and innovation will undoubtedly be a great asset to NEXEYA, which is entering a new phase of its development following a management takeover of the company.

Establishment of NEXEYA USA

NEXEYA is pleased to announce the creation of NEXEYA in the United States

NEXEYA is now present in France, Canada, Morocco, Germany, China and the United States from legal entities and in 40 other countries through local partners.

“In January 2015, we established a presence on the North American continent with NEXEYA Canada and the acquisition of Cable Test Systems Inc.” said Philippe GAUTIER, President of NEXEYA. “Our objective is to strengthen our regional presence, be closer to our North American customers and be in a better position to support our international partners such as AIRBUS, THALES, LABINAL, SAFRAN and EDF… The creation of NEXEYA USA continues our action and supports the growth we have had in the North American market over the last few years.

“We were pleased to be able to serve and expand our North American customer base, to strengthen our sales channels and enter new markets”, said Michael Della Fortuna, CEO of NEXEYA Canada. The creation of NEXEYA USA will facilitate our daily activities, our development and enhance our service capability to our U.S. partners such as: Harris, Moog, Amphenol, L-3 Communications, NASA, Glenair, Lockheed Martin, Hitachi, Carlisle, The Department of Defense of the Americas… As well as all other customers in the Aeronautics, Transport and High-Tech sectors that we follow.