Jean-Paul Chapeleau is to become deputy CEO of Industrial Studies, Purchasing and Product Development while Paul Blanc will head up Jenneau
Jean-Paul Chapeleau, currently holding the position of general manager for Jeanneau and Prestige and adviser to Beneteau CEO Jérôme de Metz will be proposed to the Beneteau Board of Directors for the role of Deputy CEO effective immediately, with responsibility for Industrial Studies, Purchasing and Product Development. “Taking our current challenges into account, I am pleased to propose the appointment of Jean-Paul Chapeleau to support the Group over the next 3 years with the implementation of its new strategic pillars,” said De Metz.
Christophe Caudrelier, Deputy CEO in charge of Operational Excellence, will work closely with Jean-Paul Chapeleau, particularly focusing on the company’s manufacturing footprint to determining the location and capacity of production for Beneteau’s boat portfolio, approving related investments, and aligning new product development with industrial resources.
PROFILE: Jean-Paul Chapeleau
At the same time, Beneteau also announced that Paul Blanc – currently serving as Asia Pacific Sales Director for the Jeanneau and Prestige brands and Managing Director of Groupe Beneteau Asia Pacific office in Hong Kong – will head up Jenneau as General Manager in April 2020. In his new position, Paul Blanc will report to Gianguido Girotti, Deputy CEO in charge of Product and Brand Strategy. Beneteau said his position would be filled internally.
PROFILE: Paul Blanc