PARIS--(Marketwire - Mar 21, 2013) - Lectra, the world leader in integrated technologysolutions dedicated to industries using soft materials-fabrics, leather,technical textiles and composite materials-is pleased to announce theappointment of Myriam Akoun-Brunet as communications director. Based at thecompany's headquarters, in Paris, she reports directly to Daniel Harari,Lectra CEO.
"Lectra has committed itself to a major transformation plan andfar-reaching investments, in order to provide an offer in perfect harmonywith the new requirements of its customers," said Daniel Harari. "The roleof the communications team is to support the progress of thistransformation plan, throughout the world. I am delighted to have Myriam atthe head of this team, as her experience and know-how will be key assets inhelping Lectra reach its ambitious goals."
"Lectra's close involvement with its customers is unrivalled in theindustry. The company pre-empts their needs through its innovations interms of technology and services." added Myriam Akoun-Brunet. "Workingalongside all the company's teams, I want to highlight Lectra's mostimportant assets and support its image as a visionary and responsiblecompany, which invests in the future by drawing on an entrepreneurialspirit, uncompromised ethics and a culture of creativity. 2013 marksLectra's 40(th) year and I am very happy to be part of a company whosevalues have endured and which is supported by a dynamic that enables it toplan for the future with peace of mind."
Myriam Akoun-Brunet has 20 years of experience in communications, acquiredin advertising and communications agencies (Young & Rubicam, Media System,Salomon et Associés) as well as corporate communications roles. Beforejoining Lectra, she was market communications manager at BASF Agro from1997 to 2001, after which she became communications manager at Zodiac. In2006, she was promoted to deputy communications director of the group,which would later become Zodiac Aerospace.
A specialist in corporate communications, Myriam Akoun-Brunet is a graduatein Classics. She holds a master's degree in History from Université Paris Iand an MBA from San Francisco State University, California.
Lectra is the world leader in integrated technology solutions thatautomate, streamline and accelerate product design, development andmanufacturing processes for industries using soft materials. Lectradevelops the most advanced specialized software and cutting systems andprovides associated services to a broad array of markets including fashion(apparel, accessories, footwear), automotive (car seats and interiors,airbags), furniture, as well as a wide variety of other market sectors,such as aeronautical and marine industries, wind power, and personalprotective equipment. Lectra serves 23,000 customers in more than 100countries with 1,350 employees and $256 million in 2012 revenues. Thecompany is listed on NYSE Euronext.
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