The Executive Committee
Jean-Luc PETITHUGUENIN, founder and CEO
After graduating from the ESSEC in 1979, Jean-Luc Petithuguenin worked for a construction company as a management controller, financial director, and general director. In 1990, he directed a task force for the Générale des Eaux(the French national water company), before transferring to its recycling branch and becoming its director. He then took over Paprec in 1994, and has remained at the helm ever since.
He is also the CEO and founder of Helios (BTP), since 2000. Helios is the French leader in road surface markings.
Claude SOLARZ, Vice-President
Self-made man Claude Solarz founded his first recycling company in 1960, dealing with old paper. He joined the Paprec Group and Jean-Luc Petithuguenin in 2000, and has raised himself to vice-presidency
Jean-Christophe ELIE, Executive Manager and Administrator
Executive Manager since 2008, and administrator since 2010, Jean-Christophe Elie first served five years as director for management control at the Paprec Group. He is now in charge of management and administrative missions for the Group.
He graduated from the ESLSCA business school in 1987, and was an auditor within Elyo-Cofreth (Suez Group – Lyonnaise des Eaux) from 1988 to 1991.
Sébastien PETITHUGUENIN, General Manager
Sébastien Petithuguenin has majored from the École Normale Supérieure, and has also graduated from the École Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Économique (ENSAE 2001).
From 2000 to 2003, he worked in England as a Business Analyst for Comex UK. He then joined the Paprec Group as a task force manager. In 2007 he became assistant general manager, in charge of IT, the plastics division, the Île de France region, and the Corbeille Bleue (office paper recycling).
Charles-Antoine BLANC, Group Chief Financial Officer
Graduated from HEC (Executive MBA) and Skema Business School, Charles-Antoine Blanc is also a French Certified Public Accountant (Diplômé d’Expertise-Comptable).
After a ten-year experience working with Ernst & Young (Transaction Services Department from 2003 to 2006, Corporate Finance Department from 2006 to 2013) where he was mainly involved in mid-cap companies transactions in the business services sector and more specifically in the environmental sector, Charles-Antoine Blanc was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Paprec Group in February 2013.
Sylviane TROADEC, Assistant General Manager
Sylviane Troadec has a university degree completed by a post graduate degree in human resources, and, when she joined Paprec in 2001, created the Human Resources, Quality, Environment, and Security branch.
She started her career as a training manager, a project head for SFR Cegetel, and was in charge of operational management and quality control for the Générale des Eaux.
Erwan LE MEUR, Executive Manager
With a diploma in structural engineering, urbanology, and environment from the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (National Institute for Applied Science), Erwan Le Meur started his career as an Environmental Engineer for the ADEME, then as a Commercial Director for Yprema. In 2008, he became a consultant for EACM’s research department, helping setup projects dealing with waste and polluted sites.
He joined Paprec in April 2010, as manager of the Paprec Chantiers agencies in Ile-de-France. In 2013, he was appointed Managing Director in charge of the company’s national construction waste department. He is also the President of the Gennevilliers Port Community, and the Head of Federec’s construction waste branch.
Stéphane Leterrier, Executive Director
A graduate from ESSEC in 1994 and holder of a DECF (an accounting and finance diploma), Stéphane Leterrier was a financial auditor at Mazars then head of management services at Pernod-Ricard. In 2001 he joined Sita (Suez Environnement group) where he occupied various positions until 2014, including Mediterranean region general manager and then Centre Est region general manager. Today he is Executive Director, responsible for operations across a large part of France.
Stéphane Heusdens, Group Commercial Director
Holds a BTS in Accounting and Management from ICS BEGUE in Paris. After several commercial experiences in various sectors, he took on a commercial role at VEOLIA Environnement from 1997 to 2000 before joining the PAPREC Group where he has since held the position of Group Commercial Director.
Mathieu Petithuguenin, Executive Manager responsible for commercial activities
A graduate of the MBA programme at the European Business School. After 5 years at sportswear brand Burrda Sport, (a subsidiary of Qatar Sport Investment) as Commercial Manager, Mathieu Petithuguenin joined the Paprec group in 2014 as Deputy Commercial Director.
He is responsible for the development of the group's key accounts as well as for the purchasing department.
Stéphane Armange, Managing Director of FCR
ESSEC MG Stéphane Armange began his career in 1990 at Derichebourg Ouest as a sales representative. In 1995 he joined GDE where he held various positions, eventually becoming manager of the Paper Recycling sector.
Since 2000, he has been with the Paprec Group, where he has occupied several positions including Commercial Director, then Managing Director of FCR (material sales cell).
Thibault Petithuguenin, Director of Corporate Communication
A graduate of Sciences-Po Lille (Class of 2007) and CELSA (with a major in journalism), Thibault Petithuguenin first spent time as a journalist and reporter before joining Paprec in 2011 as Editor-in-Chief for the group's publications.
He is now Director of Corporate Communication for the Paprec Group.
Olivier Seignarbieux, Managing Director in charge of the Rhône-Alpes, Auvergne, South-East and South-West regions
At 47 years old, Olivier is a graduate of ENSIL (École Nationale Supérieure d'Ingénieurs de Limoges). After his studies, he began his career in recycling in France and abroad.
In 2006, he became managing director of AES (Action Environnement Services) in Saint-Paul-la-Roche in the Dordogne department, a company that specialises in organic waste recycling and the recovery of sludge from wastewater treatment plants. With around 50 employees, this company has two sites, one in the Dordogne and the other in the Gironde, and was purchased by the Paprec Group in 2011.
Pascal Mettey, Managing Director of Final Waste Management Operations
At 58 years old, Pascal graduated from INSA Lyon with a degree in Energy Engineering with an option in economics, environment and ecology. After working for the Compagnie Générale des Eaux, Sita, and Ortec, Pascal joined the Paprec Group in 2001 as a Managing Director. He thus actively participated in the development of various activities within the Group.
Since 2011, Pascal has directed the Group's Final Waste Management operations. Now, after the acquisition of Cheze, NCI, Coved and Ikos, Terralia and its engineering and design department is optimising the capacity to store over 2 million tonnes of inert and non-hazardous waste at 47 facilities located throughout the country. Terralia has thus become number 3 in France in this sector. Pascal also directs Mailhem Ikos, the Group's Indian subsidiary, as well as Ikos France.
Stéphane Gérard, Human Resources Manager
Stéphane, 41, has a Masters in Law and a Diploma of Higher Specialised Studies (DESS) in Human Resources (2000). He began his career at COFIROUTE in payroll, then worked in employment law and labour relations, and then HR Manager from 2006 to 2010.
He also served as HR Manager for Vinci Construction France for the South-West region from 2010 to 2014, then Deputy HR Manager for the ADP group and HR Manager for Paris-CDG airport and airport operations for the ADP group.
Stéphane joined Paprec Group in April 2018 as the group’s HR Manager.
Eric Teilhard, Managing Director of subsidiaries for the East region
Eric, 53, is a graduate of the Ecole Supérieure Internationale d’Administration des Entreprises, with a specialisation in Finance.
He started his career in 1991 in the finance department of Screg and Colas, subsidiaries of the Bouygues Group, first abroad and then in the Paris region.
He joined COVED in Lyon in 2001 as CFO for the East region. In 2003, he studied general management at the HEC Paris business school and was then appointed to the regional directorate of COVED South East.
Since 2014, Eric Teilhard has been managing director for COVED East.
Jean-François Régé, Managing Director of subsidiaries for the Hauts-de-France region
With a civil engineering degree from the École des Mines and the holder of a Master of Advanced Study degree (DEA) in solid-state physics, Jean-François Régé worked at Arjowiggins for ten years in industrial marketing, then ten years in transport and logistics (at Geodis and Gefco), as a sales or subsidiary manager.
He joined Paprec in 2017 as director for the North region. In this new role, Jean-François joins the Executive Committee.
Thierry Seiller, Managing Director of subsidiaries for the West region
Thierry, 50, is a graduate of the Weller Business School in Rennes and Supgeco Edhec in La Rochelle. He began his career at Sita, where he spent 18 years and held a number of different management positions, mainly in the West and Burgundy/Franche Comté regions.
After three years running a finishings and fittings company in the construction industry, he joined Paprec Group in July 2013 as Deputy Regional Director for the West region (Brittany, Pays de la Loire, Charente).
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