New CEO for industrial instrumentation and control specialists CMR Group

Yves Barraquand has been appointed as the new CEO of control, instrumentation and electrical engineering specialist CMR Group.

His appointment comes as the company continues to move ahead to meet strong demand for its range of advanced precision-engineered engine, marine , oil and gas and industrial technologies. 

Investment is also being made in equipping the workforce with the skills and resources required to meet the demands of a global blue-chip customer base.

Taking over from Pascal Fouache, who has led the Group since 1988, Yves Barraquand, 55, will lead an organisation employing 650 people located across eight international operations, and with a sales revenue in excess of €60 million.

He brings extensive managerial experience to the role, having held a number of senior positions in sales and marketing, as well as in the distribution and retail sector.

Prior to joining CMR Group he was CEO of Winoa, a leading supplier of steel abrasives, before heading-up piping equipment for gas, oil, petrochemical industries specialists, Groupe Genoyer.

Yves Barraquand said: “I’m thrilled to be joining at a time of huge potential for CMR. The business has achieved significant growth and success, providing its customers with the highest standards of service and added value solutions.

“CMR is a unique player with expertise in capturing, transmitting and displaying data. In today’s highly connected global marketplace, there are a host of new opportunities emerging from within the Group that we can grasp and take forward to achieve even more success.”

Yves Barraquand, who is married with four children, is a graduate of Paris’s École Polytechnique and École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris, and also holds a post doctorate fellowship from Tokyo University.

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