Through 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.
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