Toulouse, 02 November 2015. François Tarel is appointed General manager at Microturbo (Safran). He will replace Pierre-Yves Morvan who is taking up a new position in another company in the group, Snecma.
François Tarel is an engineering graduate of Ecole Polytechnique in 1984 and Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (France) in 1989. He joined the Group in 1991 at Hispano-Suiza, as Methods and Investments Manager and then as Manufacturing Manager. In 1997, he took on responsibility for the Power Transmission production unit.
In 2000, he became Wheels and Brakes Program Manager for Messier-Bugatti. In 2003, François Tarel was appointed Vice President for the Wheels and Brakes Business Unit.
In January 2009, he was chosen to lead the Safran’s Modernization project to create shared services for Human Resources, Finance, Information Systems and Purchasing departments.
Since March 2010, François Tarel has held the position of Executive Vice President of Aircelle.
Microturbo (Safran), subsidiary of Turbomeca, is specialized in the design and manufacturing of power systems for civil and military aerospace: auxiliary power units and starting systems for aircraft and helicopters, turbojet engines for missiles and target drones. Microturbo power solutions are efficient and reliable as a result of considerable R&D investments and strategic partnerships with the world’s leading OEMs. Represented worldwide, Microturbo offers efficient Support and Service solutions to its customers in order to meet their expectations every day. Microturbo is a world leader in the field of power systems and propulsion systems, and has delivered over 21,000 units.