Verallia has appointed Yves Merel as its Group Industrial Director.

He is also in charge of Operational Excellence, Quality and EHS (environment - health - safety) and is a member of the Executive Committee.

Mr Merlel is an Engineering graduate from the Technology University of Compi├Ęgne with a Management degree from Harvard.

He started his career in 1991 within Legrand as a Maintenance Manager. In 1995, he joined Valeo, where he successively held the positions of Process Engineering Manager, Production Unit Manager, Suppliers Development Manager in the USA and Plant Manager in France.

In 2005 he became Lean Manufacturing Director for Wagon Automotive before moving on, in 2008, to join FCI in Singapore as VP for Industrial Development.

In 2012, he joined Constellium as Executive Vice President, Lean and EHS. Since February 2017, he has held the position of Executive Vice President in charge of Operational Excellence within Framatome.

Mr Merel is also on the Executive board of the Lean Institute France and Senior Advisor for Lean Global Network.