Appointment: Yannick Madiot, COO for North America
George Armendariz, CEO of Groupe Beneteau Americas, announced today the appointment of Yannick Madiot as the Group’s new Chief Operating Officer for North America, effective since April 1st, 2019.
Yannick Madiot is no stranger to Groupe Beneteau as he served as VP of Finance and Administration for Beneteau USA from 2002-2010.
“We are very excited to have Yannick back on board with us as we continue to grow our brands to new height’s on this side of the Atlantic” said Armendariz.
Major responsibilities for Madiot will include supervision of American support activities, including IT, Human Resources, and Finance. In addition, he will provide oversight to the Group’s production facilities in Marion, SC and Cadillac, MI.
With a BA in Finance from French business school ESC de Compiègne and an MBA in Services Differentiation and Innovation from HEC, Yannick Madiot brings expertise in strategic support and operational management for industrial businesses. After 8 years with Groupe Beneteau in the USA, he returned to France in 2010 and joined the WEIR Group, an industrial equipment manufacturer, as Finance Director for France then EMEA, before being appointed Managing Director of the Safety Valves, within Weir Flow Control, in January 2013.
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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 11 brands, offers some 180 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 7,500 people, primarily in France, the US, Poland, Italy and China.