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Vice President Sales & Marketing - Industrial, HEXCEL

Biography :

Claude Despierres is Vice President of Sales and Marketing for all Industrial Business at Hexcel. With over 30 years experience in advanced materials and composites on a global level, Claude has held a number of senior management positions within Hexcel including Sales, Marketing and Business Development roles. Having initially studied Composites and Thermoplastics at the Ecole des Mines de Douai, France, Claude went on to complete an MBA in International Trade at Emlyon and a master’s in Advanced Industrial Marketing Strategy at the prestigious INSEAD business school. A specialist in the development and application of prepreg materials across key industrial markets, Claude’s current position at Hexcel covers a broad spectrum of dynamic sectors including Wind Energy, Energy Storage, Marine, Sports, Automotive and Civil Engineering composites.

About Hexcel :

Hexcel Corporation is a global leader in advanced lightweight composites technology. We propel the future of flight, energy generation, transportation, and recreation through excellence in providing innovative high-performance material solutions that are lighter, stronger and tougher, helping to create a better world for us all. Our broad and unrivaled product range includes carbon fiber, specialty reinforcements, prepregs and other fiber-reinforced matrix materials, honeycomb, resins, engineered core and composite structures for use in commercial aerospace, space and defense, and industrial applications.