Naval Energies Names New Chief Operating Officer

Naval Energies has appointed Pascal Artaz as new chief operating officer,  to  structure, coordinate and lead all industrial operations at the company.

Pascal Artaz started his career in 1983 in industry as a mechanical designer. He joined SNECMA Moteurs, where he held the positions of customer-support technician, development engineer, and then R&D programmes manager.

In 1998, he joined the integrator ARINSO, currently NGA, as project director to oversee the global deployment of SAP-HR solutions for Renault. He then spent two years at Bertin Technologies as Business Unit manager, where he balanced the engineering and systems activities. In 2002, he returned to the SAFRAN group, firstly at SOPEMEA, as COO, then at MESSIER-DOWTY, where he held the positions of R&D programme manager, engineering- and production-audit manager, and supply-chain manager.

In 2010, he joined AREVA Renewable Energies, where he held the position of enterprise integration manager. In 2014, he was appointed industrial director of the Hydrogen business unit.

Pascal also supports the development and recovery of SMEs in difficulty, more particularly DAVI interactive, of which he was the managing director in 2008 and 2009, and more recently the Vivalians group, as director of continuous improvement.

Pascal holds two engineering degrees from the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, an MSc in physical acoustics from the University of Maine, and an MBA from IAE Paris.

Pascal Artaz said: “Joining Naval Energies today provides me an opportunity to combine all my experience. I shall bring to this position of chief operating officer my expertise in industrial development, continuous improvement, risk management and, of course, my passion for the sea! Naval Energies is currently moving forward an important step forward towards maturity and I am happy to join the company at this particular point to support its development.”