Groupe Beneteau is announcing today that Luca Brancaleon, Yann Masselot and Thomas Gailly have been appointed to take on new roles within the Boat Division’s Brand and Product Strategy Department, while Clément Himily has been appointed as CEO of Construction Navale Bordeaux.
Luca Brancaleon, Deputy General Manager, Brand and Product Strategy
After working as BENETEAU Brand Director since September 2017, Luca Brancaleon will be taking on a new role from October 15 as Deputy General Manager alongside Gianguido Girotti, Deputy CEO, Brand and Product Strategy. Luca Brancaleon joined the BENETEAU brand in May 2017 as Sales Director, after working in various executive sales positions in international and multi-brand environments. He has been part of the boat industry for the past 16 years.
Yann Masselot, BENETEAU Brand Director
After serving as CEO of Construction Navale Bordeaux since September 2018 and LAGOON and CNB YACHTS Brand Director, Yann Masselot is taking over from Luca Brancaleon as BENETEAU Brand Director from October 15. Yann Masselot joined the Beneteau boatyard in 1992 and worked in sales for recreational then commercial boats, in the UK then France. In 2000, he was appointed to head up commercial operations for LAGOON and helped drive the distribution network’s rapid development, enabling the brand to establish itself as the world leader for catamaran cruisers from 2003.
Thomas Gailly, LAGOON Brand Director
Following his position as Customer Services Director for LAGOON, EXCESS and CNB YACHTS, Thomas Gailly will be taking over from Yann Masselot as LAGOON Brand Director from October 15. Thomas Gailly joined Groupe Beneteau in 2005 and has held various sales positions for the CNB YACHTS, LAGOON and EXCESS brands. He has deep knowledge of the catamaran market and distribution networks.
Clément Himily, Construction Navale Bordeaux CEO
Clément Himily, Industrial Operations Director for Construction Navale Bordeaux, is taking over from Yann Masselot as CEO of this Groupe Beneteau subsidiary. Clément Himily joined the Bordeaux site in 2017, initially heading up production support functions and several industrial transformation projects. Before moving to the boat industry, Clément Himily spent 10 years in various Supply and Industry positions in the agrifood sector.
October 14, 2020
October 14, 2020
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 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 8,300 people, primarily in France, the US, Poland, Italy and China.