Safran Helicopter Engines has appointed Bernard Barussaud as executive vice-president of Operations. He succeeds François-Xavier Foubert who has been appointed to another position within the group.
Barussaud, age 52, joined the Snecma engineering department in 1992. From 1995, he fulfilled various management roles within the manufacturing department – manufacturing support, fan disk manufacturing – before being appointed head of management control at the Corbeil plant in 2002.
Barussaud then served as head of services for the Cost Estimates Department at Snecma Services. In 2011, he was appointed director of the Snecma Manufacturing Excellence Center for compressor blades.
Since 2016, Barussaud, a graduate of Polytech Orléans (1990). has served as EVP manufacturing at Safran Transmissions Systems.