Appointments: Groupe Beneteau’s Boating Solutions division strengthens
The Boating Solutions division is being strengthened to accelerate the Groupe Beneteau development by new activities such as digital and personalised services for end customers and informing owners of different ways to enjoy their boat.
Paul Blanc will be in charge of developing Boat clubs and new businesses within the Boating Solutions division, headed by Bruno Thivoyon. He will start is new role on September 1, 2023.
Paul joined the Jeanneau and Prestige teams in 2010 as Sales Director for Asia Pacific. Initially based in Shanghai, he established the Jeanneau Prestige regional office in Hong Kong in 2011. In 2018 he became Managing Director of Groupe Beneteau Asia Pacific office in Hong Kong where all brand teams are gathered. Since 2020, he has been Brand Director for JEANNEAU.
Currently Director of JEANNEAU PRESTIGE for the Americas, Samuel Dubois will take over as Head of the JEANNEAU brand from September 1, 2023. He will report to Yann Masselot, Director of Brands and Communications. Paul Blanc will pass the helm to him in Fall for a smooth transition.
With 15 years experience in JEANNEAU, Samuel knows the organization perfectly and ensuring the continuity in the development of brand, strategy and values. It is a natural choice giving us full confidence for the success of JEANNEAU.
Management & experts linked
June 20, 2023
About Groupe Beneteau
Founded in Vendée 139 years ago by Benjamin Bénéteau, Groupe Beneteau today has international industrial capabilities, with 22 production sites, and a global sales network. In 2022, Groupe Beneteau recorded €1.5bn of revenues, employing around 8,000 people, primarily in France, the United States, Poland, Italy and Portugal.
A global market leader, Groupe Beneteau, thanks to its Boat division’s nine brands, offers more than 150 recreational boat models serving its customers’ diverse navigational needs and uses, from sailing to motorboating, monohulls and catamarans.
Through its Boating Solutions division, the Group is also present in the daily or weekly rental services, marina, digital and financing sectors.
Its Housing division is a major European player for leisure homes, lodges and pods, with its 3 brands (IRM, O'HARA, COCO SWEET) offering a wide range of products. It has 900 employees across six production sites in France and one in Italy, and generated €257.2m of revenues in 2022.
Boat brands: BENETEAU, JEANNEAU, LAGOON, PRESTIGE, DELPHIA, EXCESS, FOUR WINNS, WELLCRAFT, SCARAB and GLASTRON.