Arc has appointed Xavier Roy-Contancin as Group Chief Financial Officer, Laurent Hien as Group Vice President of Operations and Stéphan Fertikh as Human Resources Director.

After more than 15 years as Chief Financial Officer of Antalis and the Sequana Group, Mr Roy-Contancin, 60, replaces Jacques-Olivier Baert.

As a member of the Group Executive, Operations, and Strategic Committees, Mr Roy-Contancin will participate in the decision making process regarding the company’s main operational and strategic plans.

He will also provide various analyses and forecasts on the Group's performance and financial outlook.

Along with this Mr Roy-Contancin will play a key role in the analysis and control of costs, and in the implementation of an efficient and harmonised financial organisation.

Mr Hien, 53, will be responsible for furthering the safety culture throughout the Group.

He will also ensure the development and implementation of a strategic operational plan to support the Group's business objectives while implementing best in class manufacturing practices to improve productivity.

Mr Fertikh, 44, succeeds Emmanuel Saussard and will ensure that Arc successfully meets the challenge of generational skills and expertise renewal.

He will maintain a high-quality social dialogue and support the initiatives tied to Project Synergie 2020.

As such, he will accompany the strategic management of Arc France operations.

Nicholas Hodler, Arc’s Group CEO, said: "We are delighted to welcome recognised and successful professionals at a time when we are beginning a new dynamic in the Group's life.

“Their expertise and sense of commitment will be invaluable in supporting our growth and contributing to the strategic thinking that will enable us to successfully carry out new developments and proceed in the next phase of our transformation.”