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CFM International appoints Gael Meheust as CEO

CFM InternationalCFM International, a supplier of commercial aircraft engines, named Gael Meheust as its new president and chief executive officer.

In 1989, Mr. Meheust moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he served as Snecma’s representative for CFM56 military applications. He returned to France in 1992 when he was named head of Business Development at Techspace Aero in 1992.

Mr. Meheust moved to Snecma in 1995 to become part of the commercial engine sales team, with responsibility for key European accounts.

Three years later, he was appointed CF6-80 engine program vice president, with sales responsibility for all large turbofan engine programs.

In 2001, Mr. Meheust was named Snecma’s CFM representative with Airbus in Toulouse, France, followed in 2003 by his appointment as general manager of Airbus Programs at Safran corporate level.

From September 2007 until March 2010, he headed the France and United Kingdom engineering business units for Labinal.

In March 2010, he was named to his most recent post as executive vice president of Sales and Marketing for Safran Aircraft Engines.

After achieving a Master’s degree in international business from the University of Rouen, Mr. Meheust joined Hispano-Suiza, which was part of the Snecma group at the time, in 1984, and was named sales and marketing director for nacelles and thrust reversers two years later.


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