Published on 30 June 2020
Pierre Marol, President of B2A Technology and Jean-Luc Thomé, Group General Manager, announce the appointment of Nicolas Breton as Chief Operating Officer effective May 18th, 2020.
In addition to the acquisition of innovative New Zealand company specialising baggage and parcel handling systems, Glidepath at the start of the year, the appointment of Nicolas Breton is a new strategic step in the development of B2A Technology.
A successful international career
Nicolas Breton has two Masters of Engineering degrees from the French “École Polytechnique” and “École des Ponts et Chaussées”, and a Masters of Science degree from Stanford University. Married with three children, Nicolas has extensive international experience.
He began his career in the world of specialized overhead cranes for aluminium plants at ECL, a subsidiary of Alcan. He first managed the manufacturing control in France and was then nominated as the head of the Shanghai subsidiary, in charge of sales, installation and maintenance for the Chinese market.
In 2008, Nicolas moved to the lifts industry joining Otis Elevators as General Manager for New Zealand and then onto Brussels as Managing Director for Belgium and Luxembourg. In 2015, he chose to fly to Sydney to take up successive positions as Service Director then Managing Director of Schindler Lifts Australia.
“I would like to welcome Nicolas. His experience will be highly valuable for us in managing the integration of Glidepath and accelerating our international development. Above all, his ability to embody the values of the group and to mobilize the teams for our customers’ best interests will be fundamental”, says Pierre Marol, President of B2A Technology.
“I am very excited to join B2A Technology and contribute to its development. It is a real opportunity for me to be part of these committed and talented teams who are driven by success. I will be using my passion for customers to help B2A Technology provide its customers with the intelligent and agile automated solutions they need to achieve their own goals”, adds Nicolas Breton.
Effective January 1st, 2021, Nicolas Breton will take the position of Chief Executive Officer of B2A Technology. Pierre Marol will remain involved in the development of the group as Chairman and Jean-Luc Thomé as a member of the Board.