Cannes Yachting Festival 2018 - Press conference
Tuesday, september 11, 2018
Panoramic restaurant - Espace Riviera in Cannes, France
On the opening day of the Cannes Yachting Festival, Groupe Beneteau will hold its press conference in presence of Hervé Gastinel, Group CEO and brand leaders.
Groupe Beneteau and its brands will present its ambitions and unveil the new models of the upcoming season.
The press conference will be held in French, with simultaneous translation provided in English.
Panoramic Restaurant / Palais des Festivals - Espace Riviera - 1st floor
Entrance by the Gare Maritime, access restricted to accredited journalists and exhibitors
Member of Management Board
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General Manager, Beneteau
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Deputy CEO, Lagoon and CNB yacht builders
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About Groupe Beneteau
Groupe Beneteau stands out in Europe and worldwide thanks to its longevity and its exceptionally diverse range of products.
Founded in 1884, the family-owned yard has evolved over time, from fishing vessels to leisure boating, then diversifying into new industrial sectors. The Group has developed unique skillsets and technical know-how. Today, through its Boat and Housing business lines, its activities are truly international.
As the boating industry's global market leader, Groupe Beneteau, through its Boat division’s 12 brands, offers over 200 recreational boat models serving its customers’ diverse navigational needs and uses, from sailing to motorboating, monohulls and catamarans.
Leading the European leisure homes market, the three brands from the Group's Housing division offer a comprehensive range of leisure homes, lodges and pods that combine eco-design with high standards of quality, comfort and practicality.
With its international industrial capabilities and global sales network, the Group employs nearly 8,200 people, primarily in France, the US, Poland, Italy and China.
Jean-Paul Chapeleau is Deputy CEO in charge of industrial studies, purchasing and product development. He is the General Manager of Jeanneau and Prestige since 2009 and will pass the helm to Paul Blanc in April 2020. He joined the Group's Management Board in 2014.
A business school graduate, Jean-Paul Chapeleau joined Jeanneau in 1980. After a first five-year assignment in sales management, he was Director of Logistics for Jeanneau until 1995. He then served as Aftersales and Customer Service Director for 10 years. From 1992 to 1999, Jean-Paul Chapeleau was instrumental in the development of Jeanneau's production in Poland. From 2006 to 2009, he was in charge of Jeanneau's marketing, before later heading up its business development.
English, Italiano, Français
Gianguido Girotti is Deputy CEO in charge of product strategy for the Group's Boat division.
Previously, he was General Manager of the Beneteau brand from september 2017 to June 2019, together with Luca Brancaleon.
A naval architecture graduate from the University of Southampton (UK), Gianguido Girotti joined the Beneteau brand as Marketing Director for sailboats in May 2015, after first working with naval architect German Frers and then Cantiere del Pardo (Grand Soleil and Dufour). He was appointed Marketing Director for both sail and powerboats for the Beneteau brand in April 2017.
Yann Masselot is Chief Executive Officer of Construction Navale Bordeaux since September 1, 2018. He is in charge of the Lagoon and CNB Yacht Builders brands, as well as the new brand Excess.
Yann Masselot joined the Beneteau shipyard in 1992 and worked successively in sales for the recreational business and then professional boats in the UK and France. In 2000, he took over Lagoon’s commercial activity and replaced Bruno Belmont, naval architect and multihull boat specialist. In a few years, the launch of innovative products and the rapid development of Lagoon’s distribution network enabled the brand to become a world leader for cruiser catamarans since 2003.
Yann Masselot is a graduate of the European Institute of Business in Paris and holds an MBA from Audencia Business School in Nantes.