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Thales and Safran name Jean-François Delepau as new chairman of the Sofradir Group

Jean-François Delepau will lead a new era of development in infrared and thermal imaging technologies for defense, aerospace and commercial applications


Sofradir Group shareholders Thales and Safran announce today the appointment of Jean-François Delepau as its new chairman, with immediate effect. Previously managing director of ULIS, a Sofradir Group company, Jean-François Delepau will oversee all the defense, aerospace and commercial market operations of the three companies within the Group: Sofradir and ULIS and US-based Sofradir-EC.

“Jean-François’ vision, dedication to excellence and the wealth of his experience and career-long achievements fully equip him to take over the reins of the Sofradir Group. He has the board’s complete confidence to continue creating growth opportunities. His objectives are to reinforce the high quality and price competitiveness of the Group’s products and improve their time-to-market, whilst accelerating innovation within each company,” said the board representative.

“I am honored to serve as chairman of the Sofradir Group. I’m confident that I can bring immediate value based on my past experience, determination and drive,” said Jean-François Delepau. “I will help build upon the Group’s outstanding technologies, staff expertise and commitment as it embarks upon a new era of development.”

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