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Executive & Strategic Committee
Executive & Strategic Committee

Executive & Strategic Committee

The ESC meets once a month to prepare and define the strategic priorities and operational targets to be approved by the Executive Board or the Supervisory Board.

Pierre Gattaz
Chairman of the Executive Board

Pierre began his career as a project manager at Dassault Electronique and then was General Manager at Fontaine Electronique Convergie. He accepted the position of General Manager at Radiall in 1992 and became the company’s President and CEO in 1994.

Pierre has diligently promoted industrial production in France through his affiliations with numerous professional syndicates. He was elected President of GIXEL in 1999 and created FIEN (French Electronics and Digital Industries Association) in 2002. He then became President of FIEEC (Fédération des Industries Electriques, Electroniques et de Communication) in 2007. He is a member of the executive council of Medef (Mouvement des Entreprises de France), President of GFI (Groupe des Fédérations Industrielles) and President of the National Committee of Performance and Quality, a group dedicated to promoting excellence in manufacturing methods and process tools such as LEAN manufacturing. In his book, "Le printemps des magiciens," he makes an impassioned plea for industry in France.

In 2013, Pierre was elected President of Medef. During his five-year term in office, he will remain Radiall’s Chairman of the Executive Board and President of the Executive and Strategic Committee.Pierre holds an engineering degree from Telecom Bretagne and a certificate in administrative management from George Washington University.

Dominique Buttin
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Before Dominique joined Radiall in 1995 as Marketing Manager for multipin connectors, he was employed by Alcatel in Indonesia and then as a sales manager at EAO/Secme. At Radiall he also served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Radiall Jerrik, then ADI Division Manager from 2003 to 2012 and President of Radiall USA from 2009 to 2012. He became the company’s Chief Operating Officer in 2013. Dominique earned a degree in international relations from Metz University and an EMBA from HEC Paris.

Guy de Royer
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Before joining Radiall in 2008, Guy worked mainly in the IT sector at companies such as Bull, Packard Bell and NEC, where he held several executive positions in finance, human resources, information systems, legal, internal audit, business unit and general management. He has been a member of Radiall’s Executive Committee since 2008. Guy earned a master’s degree in economic science and information systems from INIG in Paris and an MBA from Insead Cedep.

Dominique Pellizzari
Executive Vice President, Sales & Business Development

Dominique has held high-ranking positions in management and international business development in the field of electronic interconnect components for more than 25 years, including 20-plus years with Radiall. He has served as Vice President of GIXEL and the European Institute for Printed Circuits, and on the board of SNESE, a French organization representing electronic manufacturing service providers. He’s also a member of Club Rodin, a French think-tank for the electronics and communications industries. Dominique holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Ecole Spéciale de Mécanique et d'Electricité, as well as an MBA and a master’s degree in organization and strategic planning from the Sorbonne University Graduate School of Business.

André Hartmann
Executive Vice President, Human Resources & Support Functions

André started his career as an R&D project manager at Schlumberger before moving on to Sony, where he held several engineering, purchasing and operations management positions in the course of nearly a decade. After that, he was Manufacturing Operations General Manager for Bull Electronics before joining Radiall in 2000. He has held multiple management positions with Radiall, including plant manager, operations manager and general manager. While serving as Asia General Manager, he was based in Shanghai for several years. He has been a member of the Operational Committee since 2002 and also serves on Radiall’s Executive and Strategic Committee. André earned an engineering degree at SUPELEC (Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité).

Luc Kaës
Executive Vice President, Chief Product Officer

Luc started his career as a design engineer with Eurocopter and went on to work at Aérospatiale (now part of EADS) and Thales. He joined Radiall in 2001 as Business Development Manager for fiber optics in the United States. In 2003, he became Marketing Manager for Radiall’s multipin connector and fiber optic product categories. He returned to France in 2007 and assumed the role of Business Unit Development Director for the same product divisions. Luc holds a mechanical engineering diploma from INSA Lyon, an aerospace engineering diploma from ESTA and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.

Operational Steering Committee
Operational Steering Committee

Operational Steering Committee

The OSC meets once a month to coordinate Radiall operational managers activities to ensure their alignment and to drive the One Radiall Organization.

Eric Charlery
Executive Vice President, Asia

A native of France, Eric started as a consultant with BIPE before joining McDonnell Douglas Information Systems as a product manager in the datacom market. He then moved to Japan, where he was General Manager at Souriau for more than a decade and CEO of Conex for nearly 15 years. He became General Manager of Radiall Japan in 2004 and moved to Shanghai in 2010, where he has served as the General Manager of Radiall China and in his current role on the Executive Committee. Eric has an engineering degree from Telecom Bretagne.

Ildefonso Leyva
Vice President,
Operational Excellence

Ildefonso graduated from the Technological Institute of Sonora (ITSON) with a degree in industrial engineering. He has a master's degree in productive systems engineering, as well as an MBA. He began his career in the automotive market, with a focus on quality and process engineering. In 2007, he joined Radiall as Quality Manager of the recently inaugurated Obregón facility. Since then, Ildefonso has held various industrial positions in manufacturing, quality and plant management at our Mexican site. He has been in charge of Continuous Improvement at a corporate level since 2019. In July 2021, he was appointed Vice President of Operational Excellence.

Sascha Maldonado
Chief Controlling Officer

A native of Germany, Sascha began his career in audit and consulting at KPMG and joined Radiall in 1999 as Plant Controller. He subsequently served as Division and Zone Controller, acquiring solid experience in international relations. Based in France, he has been the company’s CCO since 2010. Sascha graduated from the EDHEC Business School. He also holds a degree in finance and is certified in Production and Inventory Management by the Association for Operations Management (APICS CPIM).

Maite Tristan
President, Radiall USA

Before joining Radiall in 2002, Maite worked at Microtest, Inc. in Phoenix, AZ, and was on an international assignment in Belgium for United Defense LP. Initially, she served as Radiall’s Boeing Global Account Manager before taking on the role of National Sales Manager for North America in 2005. She became General Manager of the Tempe facility a year later and assumed her current position in 2013, still based in Tempe. Maite attained a BS from Seton Hall University and an MBA from the Fachhochschule Esslingen (University of Applied Sciences) in Germany.

Patrice Rigoland
General Manager, Radiall USA

Patrice joined Radiall in 1997 as an antenna design engineer at the Voreppe facility in France. He eventually assumed responsibility for the company’s antenna activity in Europe before joining Radiall Larsen Antenna Technologies in Vancouver, WA, in 2003, where he was Director of Engineering for three years. He then managed the transfer of the military antenna product line from Vancouver to New Haven, CT, in 2006. Patrice holds a PhD in signal processing and telecommunications from the University of Rennes and an EMBA from the University of Connecticut.

Frederic Rollois
Chief Transformation and Technology Officer

Frederic graduated from the University of CNAM (Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers) in Paris with a degree in Information Technology and a minor in Software Engineering. In 2016, he joined Radiall, bringing a strong background in IT, including experience from large companies such as TOTAL, Johnson & Johnson and Lacoste (as a Software Project Manager). Over the last 15 years, he has participated in the digital transformation of multiple medium size companies in the industrial market, such as Petit Bateau and Malteurop as Manager and Director of Information Systems.

Yahvé Rosales
Vice President Sales - EMEA

Before joining Radiall, Yahvé held a number of senior positions across different functions, including sales, business development, marketing, political affairs, procurement and engineering. Yahvé's vast business acumen is a result of more than 20 years of experience working at some of the most successful aerospace and defense companies in the world, such as AIRBUS, EADS and ZODIAC Aerospace.

Yahvé has worked internationally on commercial matters, selling a wide variety of products, from aircrafts and systems to components and services. He holds an Aeronautical Engineering Degree from the IPN (Instituto Politécnico Nacional - in México) and an Aerospace MBA from the Toulouse Business School.

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