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Stéphane Cueille appointed MD of Aircelle Ltd, Burnley

Posted 1 May 2013 · Add Comment

Stéphane Cueille has been appointed managing director for Aircelle Ltd, an Aircelle (Safran) subsidiary located in Burnley, Lancashire. He will report directly to Vincent Mascré, Aircelle CEO.

“Stéphane Cueille brings extensive experience in jet engine engineering. His expertise will be valuable as Aircelle positions itself as an industry leader in integrated propulsion systems,” said Mascré. “Of particular importance, his international profile will be an advantage for our Burnley business unit development.”

Cueille, 40, is an engineering graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and holds a PhD in theoretical physics. As a military engineer, he was seconded by the DGA (French General Agency for Armament) to Snecma (Safran) from 1998 to 2001, where he was R&T project manager in the field of thermo-structural composite materials. He then held different roles within the DGA, related to aircraft engines, missiles and satellites, and cooperation with the UK Ministry of Defence. 

He joined Snecma in September 2008 as foundry quality improvement project manager in Gennevilliers, France before moving to the company’s Military Engines Division in December 2008 as manager of the Military Engine Repairs Department – supporting French and export customers.

In 2010, Cueille assumed leadership of the Turbine Airfoils Centre of Excellence at

Snecma as general manager, supervising design and operations, with production units in France, China and Mexico, as well as a global external supply-chain.


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