11-May-2010 Source: Eurocopter
CÃ©cile Vion-Lanctuit has been appointed as Eurocopter Groupâ€™s Vice President of Corporate Communications.
In her new role, Vion-Lanctuit reports to CEO Lutz Bertling and oversees all internal and external communications for Eurocopter.
Prior to this new position, Vion-Lanctuit, 43, was Eurocopterâ€™s Head of International Media Relations since January 2007, and previously worked as one of the companyâ€™s press officers.
She came to Eurocopter in April 2006 from parent company EADS, where she worked at the Munich Headquarters during four years as Senior Manager Media Monitoring and Impact Control in charge of the EADS Groupâ€™s image. She joined the company in Paris as a Corporate Auditor in late 1999.
Her other career experience includes 10 years in communications and marketing in the real estate field in Canada, where she gained Canadian nationality in addition to her French citizenship.
Vion-Lanctuit is a graduate of the Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Lille in France.
As Eurocopterâ€™s new Vice President of Corporate Communications, she succeeds Olivier Blain, who will assume other duties within the Eurocopter Group.
Established in 1992, the Franco-German-Spanish Eurocopter Group is a division of EADS, a world leader in aerospace, defense and related services. The Eurocopter Group employs approximately 15,600 people. In 2009, Eurocopter confirmed its position as the worldâ€™s No. 1 helicopter manufacturer in the civil and para-public market, with a turnover of 4.6 billion euros, orders for 344 new helicopters, and a 52 percent market share in the civil and parapublic sectors. Overall, the Groupâ€™s products account for 30 percent of the total world helicopter fleet. Its strong worldwide presence is ensured by its 18 subsidiaries on five continents, along with an extensive network of distributors, certified agents and maintenance centers. More than 10,500 Eurocopter helicopters currently are in service with over 2,800 customers in more than 140 countries. Eurocopter offers the largest civil and military helicopter range in the world.