Vincent Mascré has been appointed Chairman of the Executive Board of Zodiac Aerospace, and Chief Executive Officer of the company's Seats business. Following this appointment, Jean-Paul Alary replaces him as CEO of Safran Landing Systems, and Cédric Goubet will succeed Jean-Paul Alary as CEO of Safran Nacelles.
Jean-Paul Alary is named Chief Executive Officer of Safran Landing Systems. He is a member of Safran's Executive Committee.
Jean-Paul Alary, 51, started his career in the engineering division of Snecma Moteurs (now Safran Aircraft Engines), then moved to the production division. After heading a business unit at Microturbo Limited (now Safran Power Units), he joined Hurel-Hispano (now Safran Nacelles) in 2004 as CF34-8/-10 program manager, and was subsequently named head of the "future single-aisle jet" program. In April 2007 Jean-Paul Alary was named head of Aircelle's Large Nacelles division, then Vice President, Programs in May 2008. He moved to Snecma's Commercial Engine division in 2010 as head of customer support. On July 1, 2013, Jean-Paul Alary was named Executive Vice President, Safran Electronics division at Sagem (now Safran Electronics & Defense). In June 2015, he was named CEO of Safran Nacelles and also a member of the Executive Committee.
Jean-Paul Alary graduated from the Ecole Centrale Paris engineering school (1990).