2006 MAPLD International Conference
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
with a session at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
September 26-28, 2006
European Space Agency
Director of Technical & Quality Management
Born in Argenteuil in the Val d’ Oise (France) in 1946
Married - three children
Ecole Polytechnique (1966)
Civil Engineer of Aeronautics – Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l’ Aéronautique et de l’ Espace (1971
- In charge of various Projects at CNES (ARGOS, SPOT, HELIOS, Telecommunications, HERMES)
- Head of Toulouse Space Center
- Deputy DG of CNES
Senior Vice-President and Chief Technical Officer of Alcatel Space.
Head of Establishment-Director of Technical and Quality Management
Funding Member of the Académie des Technologies (2000), Honoured Member of the International Astronautics Federation (IAF), Member of the “Academie Nationale de l’ Air et de l’ Espace”.
Officer of the Legion of Honour (2003) and Officer of the National Order of Merit (1991).
In 1987 he received the special Grand Prix of French National Air and Space Academy (ANAE).
He has been honoured three times by the AAF (Association Aéronautique et Astronautique de France) with a AAAF “Youth Prize” in 1976, a “Success Prize” in 1998 dedicated to SPOT 1 team and received the 1998 Astronautics Price in 1999.
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