The McPhy Group is led by an Executive Committee (“COMEX”) with a wealth of experience, combining unique expertise in industrial gases and renewable energies, with extensive international experience in global and multicultural environments.
Chief Executive Officer
Jean-Baptiste LUCAS was appointed Chief Executive Officer in October 2021.
Prior to joining McPhy, Mr. Lucas, 50, was since January 2019 the Managing Director of IPS B.V, a Dutch packaging technology group owned by Apollo Management, where he led the successful resizing and turnaround of the company. Between 2011 and July 2017, Mr. Lucas spent 6.5 years in Bahrain, working for industrial companies owned by the kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund as Managing Director of GARMCO, where he led the construction of an aluminum casthouse, and previously as Executive Vice President of ALBA, where he was responsible for casthouses operations, operational excellence, metallurgy and global sales and marketing. Prior to that, Mr. Lucas spent 13 years with the Pechiney Group, now Alcan, where he was General Manager in Switzerland, heading the Aerospace, Transportation and Industry division after having headed sales and marketing in Germany. Mr. Lucas began his career in 1996 with the French management consulting firm Bossard Consultants. He is a former French Foreign Trade Advisor and a graduate of ESCP.
Chief Commercial Officer
Bertrand AMELOT joined McPhy in 2014 as a Sales Manager for France and Benelux. He is now Chief Commercial Officer, in charge of Sales and Marketing, overseeing the sales managers’ team and the marketing division.
From 1996 to 2014, Bertrand held various management positions in the industry and energy sectors. He began his career as a business developer in Italy with Lafarge Aluminates, before being appointed supply chain director Europe. He then joined Saint-Gobain Desjonquères as supply chain director. In 2010, Bertrand joined the energy market with COFELY Services (ENGIE Groupe), where he held various sales management positions. In 2009, Bertrand also participated in the launch of a start-up operating in the solar sector.
Bertrand is a graduate from ESCP Europe and graduated with a master’s degree (Technology) from the Ecole Centrale Paris.
Chief Operating Officer
Appointed McPhy’s Chief Technology Officer in August 2016, Gilles CACHOT is an expert on the management of major projects, the structuring of activities and change management, in France and abroad. At McPhy, he supervises all of the operations of the Group.
Gilles began his career with Alstom as a commissioning engineer for thermal power stations, before being appointed Managing Director of Alstom Maintenance and Services. He then joined Clemessy as Director for the Maintenance and Services Division. Appointed as Managing Director for Spie Est, he led several external growth operations and change management projects. Gilles also headed up the industrial equipment company Axorys, for which he successfully opened international subsidiaries and achieved a capital increase operation.
He has also headed up the French subsidiary of a German firm operating in the renewable energy sector and was then appointed Chief Operating Officer of Fives Nordon, a leading industrial company.
He is a graduate from INSA Lyon and INSEAD.
Chief Manufacturing, Procurement & Quality Officer
Antoine RESSICAUD joined McPhy in 2021 as Chief Manufacturing, Procurement & Quality Officer.
Antoine oversees the Manufacturing, Procurement, Production and Industrialization activities of the company. He also defines and implements the highest quality standards and processes, for a state-of-the art industrial business and ensures strategic and operational alignment with the other departments of the company.
Antoine has a proven track record in the Energy industry – before joining McPhy, he held several leadership roles at Alstom General Electric in Lean Management, Industrial Management and Procurement Management.
Prior to that, Antoine spent 12 years working in the automotive industry (at Valeo), mainly in Industrial Management positions in France and Spain.
Antoine graduated from INSA Rouen as a Mechanical Engineer and also holds degrees from the Michigan Ross school of Business and CEDEP.
Chief Customer Service Officer
Marco LUCCIOLI joined McPhy in 2018 and has been appointed McPhy’s Chief Customer Service Officer in 2020. Marco has a proven track record in technology, program management and Customer services achieved through 25+ years of a career with renowned multinational companies (B&W, Westinghouse, Rolls Royce, General Electric, Air Liquide).
In his career, Marco has led engineering, quality and services organizations and successfully carried out programs and projects for major companies of the Power Generation and Oil & Gas industry.
He brings his international experience and broad business culture to the company, having travelled and lived abroad for long time.
Marco is tri-lingual in Italian, English and French and holds a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florence (I), with a specialization in turbomachinery.
Chief Project Management Officer
Alexander PICCO joined McPhy in 2020 as Chief Project Management Officer.
He oversees McPhy projects and, in close cooperation with all McPhy departments, ensures that they are completed on time and on budget as well as in line with the high expectations of our customers.
Alexander began his career in 2003 at Siemens AG Power Generation (now Siemens Energy AG) as a Quality Manager and welding engineer on major construction sites. In 2008 he moved to Project Management at Siemens and was involved in international multi-billion-dollar projects.
Due to his more than 17 years of activity in the construction of gas and steam turbine power plants, Alexander has a wealth of experience in the implementation of large EPC projects, as well as a broad technical knowledge and an extensive expertise in site and project management with an international context.
Alexander completed his diploma in engineering and business administration at the university for Applied Sciences and Arts (HAWK) in Goettingen.
Chief Technology Officer
Before joining McPhy, Benoît was CEO of Energy Pool, an international SME which values the energy flexibility of its electro-intensive industrial customers and supports their reflections on low-carbon energy consumption. He began his career in 1997 and has worked for 20 years in Energy and Chemical industrial groups (Total / Arkema / CGG), including 7 years in innovation/R&D, 6 years in charge of operational activities (including 2 years in Indonesia) and 7 years in strategy/finance/M&A. After that, he has worked for 4 years in consulting, supporting large groups and mid-sized companies in their strategic thinking and transformation projects, in particular within a start-up that was developing a collaborative digital platform to boost the collective intelligence of organizations.
Benoît holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Paris 6 and graduated from Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Anne DELPRAT joined McPhy in April 2021 as Chief Human Resources Officer. She manages the Human Resources function globally, defines HR strategy in line with the needs and vision of the business, participates in implementing the HR road map and contributes to the development of the McPhy culture.
Anne began her career as recruiter for the European textile branch of the Sara Lee Corporation (DIM SAS). She was involved in the employer brand communication project before moving to the position of HR Manager for Playtex SAS.
In 2009, she joined the chemical industry as HR Manager France at Stepan Company. Within a business partner approach, she supported the company’s growth, reviewed HR processes, established social policies and launched corporate HR initiatives. In 2013, she became HR Director for the surfactants business in Europe, supporting 300 employees in 6 countries.
With her multicultural experience and her ability to bring people together, she has obtained positive results in the deployment of ambitious HR initiatives and change management.
Anne holds a 4-year Master’s degree in Law and a Master’s in HR.
General Counsel & Board Secretary
Laëtitia PEYRAT joined McPhy in May 2022 as General Counsel & Board Secretary.
Laëtitia leads the legal function and, in this position, defines McPhy’s legal strategy in line with the Group’s vision, corporate culture and growth objectives.
With more than 16 years of experience in an international environment, Laëtitia has extensive expertise in business law and in the management of strategic projects for large industrial groups.
Prior to joining McPhy, Laëtitia was M&A Counsel at Linklaters LLP and then Legal Director (M&A, Corporate & Finance) at Imerys.
Laëtitia holds a Master’s degree in Business Law – Diploma in Corporate Counsel ( Université de Poitiers) and a Master of Laws in Commercial Law (University of Bristol). She is a qualified lawyer and a former member of the Paris Bar.