Eric Poton’s biography

Director representing employees

Portrait of Eric Poton, Director representing Valeo Group employeesThrough his long experience in the Group and his involvement in the employee representative bodies and trade unions, Eric Poton has in-depth knowledge of the Group’s business and employee relations, which are essential attributes for a director representing employees.

He has been employed by Valeo since 1998. He has held various positions within the Issoire plant, mainly in the R&D and Aftermarket teams.

Since 2017, he has held the position of P2, R&I and standard owner project manager, with an activity focused on the development of Aftermarket platform standards for the wiper business. He leads a project team in research and innovation and contributes to the Group’s innovation activities on wiper system products. 

He started his career at Valeo as a design engineer, then as a member of the R&D project team. Between 2007 and 2011, he was appointed R&D standardisation coordinator and in 2012 P2 project manager.

He was a member of the Economic and Social Committee at the Issoire site and member of the Central Committee of Valeo Wiper Systems. He was also a member of the site and central union delegate of his legal entity, as well as a full member of the Group Committee and the European Company Committee for the CFE-CGC trade union.

Eric Poton holds a Technicien degree in industrial product design, which he supplemented with further training in management.

He is a French citizen and speaks French and English.