François TRUFFIER has acquired in-depth and wide-ranging knowledge of the challenges and issues affecting the industrial world over a career spanning more than 30 years, 15 of which have been spent in senior management positions with industrial companies in France and abroad.
As such, his experience and expertise in the management, deployment and coordination of industrial projects have enabled him to manage complex situations involving large-scale transformations or changeovers.
His career has also enabled him to work in the USA, Germany and Switzerland, where he has held a large number of operational positions, including R&D, Purchasing, Operations, Service, Marketing and, for the past 15 years, General Management positions. He is also actively involved in employers’ organizations.
François TRUFFIER started at Safran in 1990-1997, first in France and then in the USA, providing services to airline clients of CFM International and GE Aviation engines.
In 2000, after an MBA in the USA, he joined John Deere, world leader in machinery for agriculture and green space maintenance, where he held positions as R&D Director, Director of major industrial transformation projects and Director of Operations, again both in the USA and Europe.
In 2008, he joined the American industrial group Terex as part of the cranes and lifting equipment department, managing European and then worldwide activities from Germany. In 2015, François became head of the group’s strategic spare parts business in Switzerland.
Since 2018, he has been President of Synerlink, which designs and markets packaging systems for the food industry, before joining X-PM in September 2023.
François TRUFFIER is also involved as a member of employers’ associations such as the UIMM in France, and its equivalent Gesamt Metall in Germany. A former president of a regional branch of the UIMM, he is currently president of the AFORP group, which represents apprentice training centers in the metalworking industry in the Ile-de-France region. François is also an advisor to the Banque de France.
François Truffier is a graduate engineer from the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Métiers and holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in the USA.
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