2013-03-21 18:05:55 -
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Lectra appoints Myriam Akoun-Brunet as communications director
This appointment will support the progress of the company's transformation plan
Paris, March 21, 2013 - Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology
solutions dedicated to industries using soft materials-fabrics, leather,
technical textiles and composite materials-is pleased to announce the
appointment of Myriam Akoun-Brunet as communications director. Based at the
company's headquarters, in Paris, she reports directly to Daniel Harari, Lectra
"Lectra has committed itself to a major transformation plan and far-reaching
investments, in order to provide an offer in perfect harmony with the new
requirements of its customers," said Daniel Harari. "The role of the
communications team is to support the progress of this transformation plan,
throughout the world. I am delighted
to have Myriam at the head of this team, as
her experience and know-how will be key assets in helping Lectra reach its
"Lectra's close involvement with its customers is unrivalled in the industry.
The company pre-empts their needs through its innovations in terms of technology
and services." added Myriam Akoun-Brunet. "Working alongside all the company's
teams, I want to highlight Lectra's most important assets and support its image
as a visionary and responsible company, which invests in the future by drawing
on an entrepreneurial spirit, uncompromised ethics and a culture of creativity.
2013 marks Lectra's 40(th) year and I am very happy to be part of a company
whose values have endured and which is supported by a dynamic that enables it to
plan for the future with peace of mind."
Myriam Akoun-Brunet has 20 years of experience in communications, acquired in
advertising and communications agencies (Young & Rubicam, Media System, Salomon
et Associés) as well as corporate communications roles. Before joining Lectra,
she was market communications manager at BASF Agro from 1997 to 2001, after
which she became communications manager at Zodiac. In 2006, she was promoted to
deputy communications director of the group, which would later become Zodiac
A specialist in corporate communications, Myriam Akoun-Brunet is a graduate in
Classics. She holds a master's degree in History from Université Paris I and an
MBA from San Francisco State University, California.
Lectra is the world leader in integrated technology solutions that automate,
streamline and accelerate product design, development and manufacturing
processes for industries using soft materials. Lectra develops the most advanced
specialized software and cutting systems and provides associated services to a
broad array of markets including fashion (apparel, accessories, footwear),
automotive (car seats and interiors, airbags), furniture, as well as a wide
variety of other market sectors, such as aeronautical and marine industries,
wind power, and personal protective equipment. Lectra serves 23,000 customers in
more than 100 countries with 1,350 employees and $256 million in 2012 revenues.
The company is listed on NYSE Euronext.
For more information, please visit www.lectra.com
Contact - Lectra Headquarters / Press Dept.: Nathalie Fournier-Christol
Tel.: +33 (0)1 53 64 42 37 - Fax: +33 (0)1 53 64 43 40
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