6 April 2011

3S names MD of French subsidiary and creates three new board members

3S Photonics Group of Nozay, France, which makes laser chips, optical discrete modules and passive components for telecom networks, has nominated Jean-Michel Bonard as its new managing director for France, and created three new positions on the group’s board.

Picture: Jean-Michel Bonard.

Following the acquisition of optical telecom component firm Avensys Inc of Montreal, Quebec, Canada in February 2010, 3S says that this announcement illustrates its aim to capitalize on existing synergies between its various entities and to launch a policy for diversification, geographic expansion and strategic partnerships that will reinforce its international position. The group’s ambition is to reach consolidated annual revenue of €50–55m by this summer.

3S is reorganizing to meet the goals it has set for the coming months and years, explains president & CEO Alexandre Krivine. “We are pursuing our efforts to further improve profitability within our various subsidiaries, maximize the company’s performance and support our teams through sales development,” he adds.

To strengthen collaboration between all entities and benefit from their respective expertise, the new structure also involves three new strategic positions on the group’s board:

  • business development director Jean-Pierre Hirtz;
  • chief financial officer Geoffroy Morel; and
  • VP of sales Fotis Konstantinidis.

3S designs and develops optical components and modules, modules based on optical fiber, and — through its subsidiary Avensys Solutions — provides instrumentation and integrated solutions for process and environmental monitoring systems.

Bonard joined 3S in July 2009 as deputy general manager in charge of company operations, while also taking on responsibility for the finance department. He began his career as an export manager for space equipment provider Katun Corp. In 2001, he joined GE Capital Finance as regional manager for the South. At the end of 2007, he createed JMB Conseils, a financial consulting firm for telecom and IT companies. Bonard graduated from ESIAE/EMI in Paris, and he also holds an MBA from the Schiller International University in Florida.

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