Nexans Forms Scientific Committee to Uplift Innovation

Nexans, a global expert in cables and cabling systems, has established a new Scientific Committee to boost innovation, one of its primary goals, and further differentiate its cable products and technologies.

Jean-Maxime Saugrain, Scientific Committee Chairman

The Scientific Committee is responsible for holding discussions on Nexans’ research areas to both identify new technology that will create value for Nexans’ customers and to integrate these innovations rapidly into new and existing products.

The Scientific Committee consists of 8 members and is chaired by Jean-Maxime Saugrain, Nexans’ Corporate Vice President Technical. Its Secretary General is Gérard Bacquet, Nexans’ Global Scientific Director.

Two renowned academic experts have agreed to join the Committee:

Prof. Jacques Lewiner
President of RTE’s Scientific Council, Honorary Director of the Paris School of Industrial Physics and Chemistry (ESPCI), President of the ESPCI Georges Charpak Endowment Fund, and member of the French Academy of Technologies.

Prof. Jean-Pierre Chevalier
Member of the Industrial Materials Chair at the Paris National Academy of Arts and Trade (CNAM), and former member of OECD Nuclear Energy Agency.

Four Nexans representatives also comprise the Committee, along with Francis Debladis and Thomas Hähner, heads of the two largest Nexans Research Centers, Francis Krähenbühl, Country Manager Nexans Switzerland, and Pierre Kayoun, Vice President Sales & Marketing High Voltage Business Group, will contribute their knowledge of Nexans’ markets.

“The creation of this Scientific Committee is a major milestone in our program for boosting innovation, a performance driver for Nexans. Nexans already demonstrates on a daily basis that it innovates to meet customers’ needs, and this Committee will help us to better prepare future innovations,” said Jean-Maxime Saugrain, Nexans’ Corporate Vice President Technical and President of the Scientific Committee.

Press Release, June 04, 2014

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