Thales announced the following two new appointments to its Executive Committee:
Pierre Eric Pommellet has been appointed Senior Executive, Vice-President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Performance Officer, effective 1 September. He replaces Michel Mathieu, who is retiring.
Pierre Eric Pommellet joined Thales in 1997. He was Technical Director of the Navigation business, part of the Aerospace Division. In 2001, he was appointed Director of the Thales facility in Bordeaux, then in 2004 he became Director of the Military Equipment business line. In 2008, he was appointed Head of the Services sector within the Aerospace Division and in June 2009 became SVP Senior Vice President in charge of the Aerospace Division. Pierre Eric Pommellet has served as Executive Vice-President, Defense Mission Systems, since 2010.
Furthermore, Philippe Duhamel has been named Executive Vice-President, Defense Mission Systems, replacing Pierre Eric Pommellet.
Philippe Duhamel joined Thales in 1987 as part of the Group’s Air Operations business. From 2001 to 2003, he was Director of Bids and Proposals for Thales’s Air Traffic Control business. In 2003, he was appointed Director of Programs for Thales’s naval radars and ground-based air defense systems business in the Netherlands. In 2007, he became Vice President, Ground-Based Radars, for the Surface Radar business line. In 2010, he became Chief Executive Officer of ThalesRaytheonSystems France, the French entity specializing in air defense systems for armed forces worldwide. In 2013, he was named Chief Executive Officer of ThalesRaytheonSystems. From 1 June 2016, Philippe Duhamel has served as Senior Vice President, for Operations and functional departments for the Thales Group Operations and Performance Department.
Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defense and Security markets. With 64,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of €14.9 billion in 2016.
With over 25,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex security requirements. Its unique international footprint allows it to work closely with its customers all over the world.