Our organization

Present all around the world, our teams are structured by areas of expertise and organized around a founding purpose: Client satisfaction.
McPhy is steered by an international executive committee.


Chief Executive Officer

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Pascal has gained over 25 years of experience in high-tech industries. From 1993 to 2001, he headed the reorganization of Air Liquide’s engineering division as its Operational Director. He then became Vice President of Vivendi Water Systems, a position he held between 2001 and 2003. Before joining McPhy, he was COO of Soitec (a leading Silicon-On-Insulator company) from 2003 until 2008. Under his management, the company successfully grew from €80M in revenue in March 2004 to €370M in March 2007. Pascal is a graduate from top-tier engineering schools École Polytechnique and ENSPM and holds a Young Manager Program degree from INSEAD business school.


Chief Operating Officer | Operations

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Appointed McPhy’s Chief Operating Officer | Operations in august 2016, Gilles (60 years old) is an expert on the management of major projects, the structuring of activities and the change management, in France and abroad. Within McPhy, he supervises all 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 has led several external growth operations and change management projects. Gilles headed up the industrial equipment company Axorys, for which he successfully opened international subsidiaries and achieved a capital increase operation.
Recently, he 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.

Bertrand AMELOT

Executive Vice President | Sales and Marketing

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Bertrand joined McPhy in 2014 as a Sales Manager for France and Benelux. He is now Executive Vice President, in charge of Sales and Marketing, overseeing the sales managers’ team throughout the world (Europe, China, US) and the marketing division.
From 1996 to 2014, Bertrand has 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 as supply chain director. In 2010, Bertrand joined the energy market, with COFELY Services (ENGIE Groupe), where he has 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 Financial Officer

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Manuel Samakh holds a Master’s Degree in finance and business administration from ESSEC Business School. He started his career in 1993 with Mediaperformances as Finance Manager for Italy, based in Milan. In 1999 he joined Altran Technologies, first as Controller for French activities in Paris Head Office, and then spending 8 years as CFO fort Italy. He actively took part in the finance and business structuring of the country including the acquisition and integration of new companies, the implementation of a new ERP or the centralization of all support functions. He spent then 5 years in Bureau Veritas as CFO for Italy, accompanying the company in its process of growth through M&A activity, strengthening business controlling and optimizing support functions. More recently he was Group CFO of a French medium sized company in the telecom networks activity and backed by a private equity fund and he had international Finance Director roles in French engineering groups.

Florian PETER

Chief Operating Officer | France

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Florian has built a track record in project management over 16 years with multinational companies (Hewlett Packard, Accenture, Thales Avionics). He joined McPhy in 2016, first as Projects and Engineering director, then Chief Operating Officer France.
Over the course of his career, Florian has led a broad range of projects: from internal reorganization, supply chain transformation, to large-scale product development.
He comes with an international profile: born and raised in Germany, he has travelled the world for leisure and work, and has been living in France over a decade.
Florian is tri-lingual German/French/English. He holds a Diplom Physics degree from the University of Konstanz/Germany with a specialization in alternative energies. Florian completed an applied computational science degree and is IPMA level – B certified.

Michael WENSKE

Chief Operating Officer | Germany

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Based in Wildau (Germany), Michael is McPhy’s Engineering Director | Electrolyzers. Michael is a recognized expert in the electrolysis sector. He built his career within key players such as Hydrogenics and ENERTRAG A.G.
He joined McPhy in 2013 when the company took over the activities of Enertrag Hytec where Michael was CEO.

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