EADS ap­points Guil­laume Faury new CEO of Euro­copter

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The EADS Board of Direc­tors has ac­cepted the res­ig­na­tion of Lutz Bertling as Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer of Euro­copter and Mem­ber of the EADS Group Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee, ef­fec­tive April 30, 2013. Bertling, 50, has been at the helm of the Group’s heli­copter Di­vi­sion since Novem­ber 2006 and had re­cently ex­pressed his de­sire to de­part the Group in pur­suit of an­other pro­fes­sional op­por­tu­nity in Ger­many.

The EADS Board of Direc­tors has ap­pointed Guil­laume Faury, 45, to suc­ceed Lutz Bertling. Ef­fec­tive May 1, 2013, Faury joins Euro­copter from Peu­geot S.A., where he has served as Ex­ec­u­tive Vice Pres­i­dent for Re­search & Devel­op­ment since 2010 and as Mem­ber of the Man­ag­ing Board since 2009.

“I re­gret that Lutz is leav­ing Euro­copter and the EADS Group to pur­sue a new chal­lenge out­side the aero­space world. We owe Lutz a lot. In his six and a half years at the helm of Euro­copter, he led the com­pany suc­cess­fully through a pe­riod of strong growth and also a deep eco­nomic cri­sis. Dur­ing his ten­ure Euro­copter be­came more in­ter­na­tional, more in­no­va­tive, and over­all, more com­pet­i­tive. I thank him for all his work and wish him the best for his fu­ture”, said Tom Enders, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer of EADS.

“I am happy to wel­come Guil­laume Faury back at EADS. Early in his ca­reer, he ex­celled at Euro­copter in var­i­ous man­age­ment po­si­tions be­fore ac­cept­ing a very se­nior role at Peu­geot. With his pro­found knowl­edge of the di­vi­sion, his lead­er­ship skills, and his broad in­dus­trial ex­per­tise, I am con­vinced Guil­laume is the right per­son to drive Euro­copter’s am­bi­tious in­no­va­tion roadmap and global po­si­tion­ing,” Enders said.

Faury, a li­censed flight test en­gi­neer, served in var­i­ous se­nior man­age­ment func­tions at Euro­copter from 1998 to 2008 be­fore join­ing Peu­geot S.A. He was Chief En­gi­neer for the EC225/725 pro­gramme, Head of the Heavy Heli­copter Flight Test de­part­ment, Ex­ec­u­tive Vice Pres­i­dent for Com­mer­cial Pro­grammes and, ul­ti­mately, Ex­ec­u­tive Vice Pres­i­dent for Re­search & Devel­op­ment. Faury also was a mem­ber of the Euro­copter Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee.

He started his pro­fes­sional ca­reer with the French De­fence Pro­cure­ment Agency DGA, where he was in charge of Tiger heli­copter flight test ac­tiv­i­ties. Faury holds an en­gi­neer­ing de­gree from the Ecole Polytech­nique in Paris and an aero­nau­tics and en­gi­neer­ing de­gree from the Ecole Na­tionale Supérieure de l’Aero­nau­tique et de l’Es­pace in Toulouse.

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