Stéphane Mayer has joined Daher-Socata as its Chief
Executive Officer, bringing an experienced industry executive into
the management team responsible for further developing DAHER's
Aerospace sector activity - including investments and future
projects with the company's General Aviation Division.
In his new position, the 47-year-old Mayer will be working
directly with François Lépinoy, the Chairman of
Daher-Socata. Mayer also becomes a member of DAHER's Executive
Mayer has direct expertise with Daher-Socata having been the
Chairman and CEO of EADS Socata from 2003 to 2007, which was prior
to Daher's acquisition of this EADS company in 2008. Before
assuming his new responsibilities at Daher-Socata, Mayer was CEO of
ATR, the European manufacturer of regional turboprop airliners. His
other industry experience included assignments with the
Lagardère group, where he was the Senior Vice President of
Spare Parts and CFO at Matra Automobile, later becoming a member of
its supervisory board.
Mayer graduated from France's Ecole Polytechnique engineering
school in 1984, and has further qualifications from ENSAE (Ecole
Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Economique) and
Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris. He started out his career in
external auditing. Mayer is a pilot whose airplane ratings include
Daher-Socata's TBM very fast turboprop aircraft.