Xavier Gagey has been named chief executive officer of Groupe Pochet and a member of the executive board, effective September 1, 2021.

He will take over from Tristan Farabet, who has been CEO since since 2014.

Gagey joined the Pochet Group and its executive committee in 2018, as general manager of the Glass Division.

A graduate of the French National Electricity University and with an MBA from EDHEC, Gagey had a long and rich experience with the Arcelor-Mittal/APERAM Group, in France and internationally.

Over the past three years, he was instrumental, along with the Glass teams, in improving the industrial performance of the historic division within the group.

Irène Gosset, chairman and shareholder of the Groupe Pochet, said, “I would like to warmly thank Tristan on behalf of all the shareholders for his decisive action in the service of the Group over the past seven years and for the significant progress made.

“This positive momentum now enables us to look to the future with confidence and to open a new page in the group’s history with Xavier, whose proven talents will benefit the group’s activities as a whole.”