LACROIX CONTINUES ITS STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT
WITH THE STRENGTHENING OF ITS MANAGEMENT LINE
With its Leadership 2025 strategic plan, launched in April 2021, the LACROIX Group intends to almost double its size, a change in dimension driven by expansion in strategic international markets, along with the strengthening of its technological and operational leadership.
In addition, to support its strong development, LACROIX reinforces its management line with the appointment of Stéphane KLAJZYNGIER as President of LACROIX North America, of Louis POURDIEU, who is in charge of the Electronics business in the EMEA zone, and finally of Serge LAVERDURE, in the management of the LACROIX Design Center.
Supporting the strategic deployment of the Group to the international
With the acquisition of Firstronic in the United States at the end of December 2021, the Electronics activity is targeting a new domestic market, with very significant commercial potential. By occupying a strategic position in North America, LACROIX is taking an important step in the development of all its international activities.
To support this strategy, LACROIX is deploying a new dedicated organization and appointing Stéphane KLAJZYNGIER. Currently Executive Director of the Electronics business, he becomes President of LACROIX North America. He will be based in Michigan (United States), from 1Ahem October 2022 and will be responsible for supporting the integration of Firtronic in the Electronics business and the local development of the Environment and City businesses, in particular through targeted acquisitions.
Holder of an MBA in Finance from Pace University in New York, he has held various international management positions in the world of Telecommunications.
In the 1990s, his first experience in the field of portable batteries took him to Japan on behalf of the Saft group. Alcatel then commissioned him to build its mobile phone division in China, from R&D to marketing. Division of which he later became president. At that time, he also entered into a joint venture with TCL.
In 2005, he became President and CEO of Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), a group specialized in mobile telecommunications and transmission infrastructures, present in particular in Germany, the United States, France, China, Brazil and Australia.
He joined LACROIX on June 1, 2015 as General Manager of the Electronics business, becoming Executive General Manager in July 2018.
Stéphane KLAJZYNGIER declares: “After 7 years leading the Electronics business, I am delighted with this new challenge. I look forward to working with the teams to continue the integration of first runicwhich became LACROIX Electronics North America Y To accompany the next developments of the Group in the North American area. »
Pursue operational excellence of the Electronics activity in the EMEA zone
In addition, LACROIX announces the arrival of Louis POURDIEU to succeed Stéphane KLAJZYNGIER as Executive General Director of LACROIX’s Electronics activity in the EMEA zone, an operational position with effect from September 15, 2022. Member of the Executive Committee of the LACROIX Group , Louis POURDIEU will be responsible for continuing to execute the strategic business plan with ambitious goals in terms of customer satisfaction and operational performance.
Graduated from Centrale Paris and holder of an MBA from Insead, Louis POURDIEU has more than 25 years of experience in the operational and product departments of the main groups in the Automotive sector – Faurecia and Valeo, where he held the position of CEO of the JV between Valeo and Siemens in the field of high voltage transmission components.
In reaction to his appointment, Louis POURDIEU testified: ” jI am proud to join LACROIX and support its development with teams also passionate. The positioning and experience of its Electronics business are undeniable assets to support our customers”.
Strengthen the technological leadership ofu-design THE CROSS
Finally, an important pillar of its strategic plan, LACROIX is strengthening the design offer direction of the Electronics activity by appointing Serge LAVERDURE as its leader, effective September 12, 2022.
Its main mission, capitalizing in particular on the technological platforms developed within the City and Environment activities, is to support the strategic development of LACROIX’s design offer through the development of industrial IoT solutions, artificial intelligence and product design, electronic and mechatronic equipment for critical applications. in the industrial, home automation, automotive and medical sectors.
Backed by an early R&D career with the Safran group, Serge LAVERDURE then specialized in software development and embedded systems for automotive supplier Magnetti-Marelli, then Ayrton Technology, a company he co-founded and developed internationally for 10 years, and lastly, the software publisher ESI Group, in which he was notably in charge for the last 10 years of the Virtual Control and Systems and Autonomous Driving activities.
” R&D is very clearly one of the Group’s strategic axes, with notably the development of LACROIX design products. I am in particular It is an honor to join the LACROIX teams and continue the efforts made so far. »confirms Serge LAVERDURE.
Results of 1Ahem semester 2022: September 29, 2022 after market close
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Convinced that technology must contribute to making our living environments simpler, more sustainable and safer, LACROIX supports its clients in the construction and management of intelligent life ecosystems, thanks to connected equipment and technologies.
ETI listed family, LACROIX combines the agility essential to innovate in a constantly evolving technological universe, the ability to industrialize robust and safe equipment, cutting-edge know-how in industrial IoT solutions and electronic equipment for critical applications, and the long-term vision to invest and build the future.
LACROIX designs and manufactures electronic equipment for its clients’ products, as well as IoT (hardware, software & cloud) and AI solutions, especially for the industry, automotive, home automation, avionics and health sectors. The Group also provides connected and secure solutions for the management of critical infrastructures such as smart roads (public lighting, signage, traffic management, V2X) as well as for the management and management of water and energy infrastructures.
Based on its experience and its technological and commercial knowledge, LACROIX works with its clients and partners to establish the link between the world of today and the world of tomorrow. It helps them build the industry of the future and benefit from the innovation opportunities around them, providing them with the equipment and solutions for a smarter world.