LE HAVRE, France, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Stéphane Cueille has been appointed Managing Director for Aircelle Ltd., an Aircelle (Safran) subsidiary located in Burnley, Lancashire - United Kingdom, effective May 1, 2013. He will report directly to Vincent Mascré, Aircelle CEO.
"Stéphane Cueille brings extensive experience in jet engine engineering. His expertise will be valuable as Aircelle positions itself as an industry leader in integrated propulsion systems," said Vincent Mascré. "Of particular importance, his international profile will be an advantage for our Burnley business unit development."
The 40-year-old Stéphane Cueille is an engineering graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics. As a military engineer, he was seconded by the DGA (French General Agency for Armament) to Snecma (Safran) from 1998 to 2001, where he was R&T project manager in the field of thermo-structural composite materials. Stéphane Cueille then held different roles within the DGA, related to aircraft engines, missiles and satellites, and cooperation with the UK Ministry of Defence.
He joined Snecma in September 2008 as foundry quality improvement project manager in Gennevilliers, France before moving to the company's Military Engines Division in December 2008 as manager of the Military Engine Repairs Department - supporting French and export customers. In 2010, Stéphane Cueille assumed leadership of the Turbine Airfoils Centre of Excellence at Snecma, in the position of General Manager, supervising design and operations, with production units in France, China and Mexico, as well as a global external supply-chain.
Aircelle is a leader in the worldwide nacelle market for aircraft engines. A subsidiary of Safran, it employs nearly 3,000 people on seven sites in France, the United Kingdom and Morocco. Aircelle is the only nacelle manufacturer in the world present on all the market segments, from regional and business aircraft to the largest airliners, including the Airbus A380. Aircelle also is developing the worldwide customer support and service activity for nacelles and their components.
For more information: http://www.aircelle.com
SOURCE Aircelle, a Safran Company