Appointment: Christophe Caudrelier, Deputy Managing Director, appointed to head up the Boat Division for Europe
As proposed by Group Chief Executive Officer Hervé Gastinel, the position of General Manager for the Boat Division in Europe has been created and entrusted to Christophe Caudrelier.
The recruitment of a Group Chief Financial Officer is underway and Christophe Caudrelier will continue to perform this role until his successor is appointed.
The creation of this position, reporting to Hervé Gastinel, who is also CEO of the Boat Division, is in line with the Transform to Perform plan with a view to accelerating the drive to improve operational efficiency and increase profitability for the core Boat business. The Europe scope includes full hierarchical and functional responsibility for SPBI and CNB in France, Ostroda and Delphia in Poland, and Monte Carlo Yachts in Italy.
As part of this new position within Groupe Beneteau’s organization, the Boat Division brands and the Operations, Supply Chain and Procurement Department will report to him for the European scope. They will continue to report to Hervé Gastinel for the other two regions (Americas and Asia-Pacific).
Christophe Caudrelier joined Groupe Beneteau as Group Chief Financial Officer in 2015. He began his career in 1991 with Arthur Andersen as an external auditor. Three years later, he moved to Valeo, where he held a number of positions over 17 years within the Finance Department, in the US, Turkey and the UK. In 2004, he was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the electrical systems branch, then lighting and lastly the propulsion systems division in 2009. In 2011, he transferred to DCNS, now Naval Group, as Chief Financial Officer.
Specialized in operational financial issues in demanding international environments, Christophe Caudrelier is an ESCP graduate.
March 29, 2019
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 8,300 people, primarily in France, the US, Poland, Italy and China.