Former Eurocopter Chief Technical Officer left to join Renault

Former Eurocopter Chief Technical Officer left to join Renault

5-Jul-2012 Source: Renault

On July 1, 2012, Renault announced the appointment of Jean-Michel Billig as a member of the Executive Committee and Executive Vice President, Engineering and Quality, replacing Odile Desforges.

After graduating in 1987 from Ecole Centrale Paris as an engineer, he began his career at Eurocopter in Munich as head of the man-machine interface for the Tiger anti-tank helicopter. In 1998, he became head of Systems Procurement at Airbus before being appointed Vice President for the A400M programme for France in 2003. In 2007, he became Senior Vice President, Systems Engineering at Airbus. He moved back to Euro copter in 2009 as Executive Vice President Engineering and member of the Executive Committee.

Jean-Michel Billing was born in Bremen, Germany and is 48.

Ed – that was the press release.  On with the exectuive profile from this page

Jean-Michel BILLIG (CEG Member)Born in 1963, Jean-Michel Billig is graduated from Ecole Centrale (France). He has both French and German nationalities. He started his career in 1988 as System Engineer for the Tiger Program, at Helicopter Division of Aérospatiale, in Munich (Germany). In 1992, he joined Schlumberger as Sales Director for Europe. In 1995, he went back to Aérospatiale to become Technical Offer Director for Communications Satellites. In 1998, he was appointed Purchasing Director for Avionics Systems Equipment at Airbus. In 2003, he became Director of A400M Program for France and Vice President of A400M Systems Development. In 2007, he took the head of the Systems Design Office of Airbus before joining Eurocopter Group in 2009 as EVP Research & Development. He is member of the Executive Committee of Eurocopter.As of July 1st, 2012, Mr. Jean-Michel BILLIG is appointed EVP Engineering and Quality. He reports to Mr. Carlos TAVARES, Chief Operating Officer of Renault. He is member of the Group Executive Committee

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