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6th February 2017, Paris

Lectra appoints Jérôme Viala as Executive Vice President

Jérôme Viala, Chief Financial Officer. © LectraLectra, a leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials, has appointed Jérôme Viala, Chief Financial Officer, to the role of Executive Vice President for the Group.

“Lectra will soon announce a new strategic roadmap, revealing the Group’s ambitions for the 2017-2019 period and beyond. I felt it was very important to involve Jérôme even more in our new industrial adventure,” said Daniel Harari, CEO, Lectra.

“Jerome and I have worked together for 26 years. During these years, I have appreciated his rigor, his ability to make decisions and stand by them, and his many human qualities.”

Jérôme Viala

Since becoming CFO of Lectra in 1994, and member of the Executive Committee since its creation in 2005, Jérôme Viala, 55 years old, has progressively taken on more responsibilities within the Group. He is now in charge of coordinating the industrial, customer care, consumables and parts, and international human resources’ activities.

In parallel, over the last few years Jérôme has become increasingly involved in developing Lectra’s international operations, including the opening of Lectra’s subsidiaries in South Korea and Vietnam.

“Lectra’s upcoming strategic cycle, to be presented on 9 February, will be exciting due to the highly innovative way it creates value for our customers, and for the Group,” commented Jérôme Viala. “I am thrilled about the opportunity to support the implementation of our new roadmap in its many aspects.”


Lectra is a leader in integrated technology solutions (software, automated cutting equipment, and associated services) specifically designed for industries using fabrics, leather, technical textiles, and composite materials to manufacture their products.

It serves major world markets, including fashion and apparel, automotive, and furniture, as well as a broad array of other industries. Lectra’s solutions, specific to each market, enable customers to automate and optimize product design, development, and manufacturing. With more than 1,500 employees, Lectra has developed relationships with customers in more than 100 countries.


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