Within the Group strategy strengthening its industrial management, Groupe Beneteau apppointed Michel Bussière as Director of Quality for the Boating Division, effective on 1 July 2016. Michel Bussière is in charge of the design and management of the Groupe Beneteau quality system of the boating division. The quality system encompasses three key areas: product development, suppliers and production. Michel Bussière is also in charge of certification procedures.
Before joining Groupe Beneteau, Michel Bussière was Director of Quality and Transverse Coordination at Herakles for four years, a Group Safran company in Bordeaux (France). He led the company’s quality and continuous improvement policy as well as the industrial coordination linked to the investments and the information systems in place.
Previously he held several positions within Snecma Propulsion Solide for 23 years, in particular in project design, production and management. He was most recently Director of Quality Safety Environment (QSE), Progress and Tests in the field of thermostructural composite materials.
Michel Bussière has acquired a solid knowledge of composite materials through his long industrial experience in the military, space and aeronautical sectors in France. An graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique et d’Aéronautique (ENSMA), he holds an Advanced Certificate in Economic Management Specialisation (EM Lyon) and completed the Defense & Aerospace Advanced Study Cycle (CESDA – Sciences Po Bordeaux). He speaks French and English.
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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 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 7,600 people, primarily in France, the US, Poland, Italy and China.