Naval Energies has appointed Laurent Schneider-Maunoury as a new president.
Laurent Schneider-Maunoury, who will replace Thierry Kalanquin, is a graduate of Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées.
His mission is to accelerate the development and sustain the growth of Naval Energies, the company explained.
Laurent Schneider-Maunoury said: “I am honoured and proud to join Naval Energies, this newly-created company, which already holds some impressive credentials. I admire its breakthrough technologies and its capacity to develop industrial projects in complex environments. I have every confidence in the talent of its teams and partners for successfully rising to the operational and commercial challenges that will allow Naval Energies to become a world industrial leader for marine renewable energy. Attentive to the needs of its customers, its employees and its shareholders, my priority will be to develop the group as energy transition is gaining momentum across the planet.”
An engineer by training, Laurent Schneider-Maunoury has a solid experience of company management both in France and internationally.
Laurent Schneider-Maunoury started his career within the PSA Group, then after being responsible for industrial development and special advisor to the Préfet of the Champagne-Ardenne Region, in 1996 he joined Safran where he held various senior positions.
In 2016, Laurent Schneider-Maunoury was appointed general manager of Quantel, specialized in ophthalmological and industrial lasers, where he led the managerial and shareholder transition.
Laurent Schneider-Maunoury is 51 years old and holds an MBA from the Collège des Ingénieurs.