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Safran Helicopter Engines has appointed Bernard Barussaud as executive vice president of operations. Barussaud succeeds François-Xavier Foubert who has been appointed to another position within the Group.
Barussaud joined the Snecma (now Safran Aircraft Engines) engineering department in 1992. From 1995 he fulfilled various management roles within the manufacturing department — manufacturing support, fan disk manufacturing — before being appointed as head of management control at the Corbeil plant in 2002.
Later he served as head of services, cost estimates department, at Snecma Services. In 2011 he was appointed director of the Snecma Manufacturing Excellence Center for compressor blades.
Since 2016, Barussaud has served as EVP of manufacturing at Safran Transmissions Systems.
Barussaud is a graduate of Polytech Orléans (1990).