Board of Directors
Jean Louis SALTEL
CEO, Managing DirectorPrior to creating Saltel Industries in 2004, Jean-Louis was President of Drillflex from 1993 to 2003. He sold Drillflex to Schlumberger in 2002. He has almost 22 years’ experience in the development of new technologies for the oil field industry. He holds 60 patents in the oil domain, primarily dealing with elastomer composites and expandable technologies. He was previously Financial Manager then Managing Director of two important Services Companies in Civil Engineering areas. Jean-Louis graduated from "Arts et Métier Paris Tech" Grande Ecole (Mechanical Engineer) and from HEC MBA.
Vice President AmericasNicolas SALTEL, 38, began his career in Paris as Product Engineer / CAD Manager for a big aerospace company. He achieved previously a Master of Science at Bristol University (UK), after a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering.
Nicolas joined Saltel Industries in 2005 to manage the Manufacturing department at its early days. He took care of the deployment of a CAM and a MRP software to allow its growth. Over a 10 year time period, the Manufacturing sector changed from a craft industry to a highly industrialized and organized Production line. From machining to pressure testing, the highly integrated manufacturing system is still focused on Quality.
He is now based in the US to make the link with the US market in order to promote the innovative technology of Saltel Industries' Products and services, and adapt the company's offer to the needs of the customers.
Vice-President, TSO Manager & Saltel Patch Product ChampionBenjamin started with the company at its inception in 2004. After developing the Inflatable Packers range of products, Benjamin and the R&D team developed the Expandable Patch Technologies and associated setting tools. As Métier Coordinator, Benjamin introduced Technical, Calculation, Quality and HSE Best Practice in the company. He deployed the PLM from research to the manufacturing process, and is co-author of 16 patents awarded or pending. Benjamin graduated from "Arts et Métier ParisTech" Grande Ecole (Mechanical Engineer). He moved to the US to become Country Manager (2014-2015), a job which includes the management of our operational base in Midland. Benjamin came back to HQ in 2015, as Vice President Europe & CIS.
Vice President Marketing & Technology
Before joining Saltel Industries in 2009, James was the Managing Director of Bretagne Innovation, and responsible for coordinating innovation support in Western France,. His first role with Saltel Industries was to develop the use of Inflatable Packer Expandable Steel Technology in the oilfield. James has an extensive experience of the O&G industry, previously serving as Marketing Director of Drillflex after several years as the Division Manager of Petrometalic. He started his career in the Middle East with Halliburton after graduating from Newcastle University in England in 1979. James is the author of several SPE papers and articles, recently co-author of 4 patents awarded or pending for the use of expandable technology for remedial applications, as well as 12 other international patents. He holds an MBA from Rennes. In 2014, James was promoted EVP for America & Pacific.
Vice President, MEA, RCA, EAFYoann joined Saltel Industries as a Project Engineer in 2004. He initially worked on the development of the Inflatable Packer Expandable Steel Technology, including the technology watch, marketing development, and operational procedures. He is co-author of seven patents awarded or pending for the use of expandable technology. Previously an operations engineer with Drillflex, then Schlumberger, Yoann started his career in 1994 working in the R&D team developing the Patchflex technology. In 2008, he was promoted to International Operations Manager for Saltel Industries. In this role, Yoann was in charge of the flying squad (operations engineers), job feasibility evaluation, and the organization of the equipment and procedures for Saltel Industries’ field operations around the world. He recently took the position of Vice President for the Middle East and Africa.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain ManagerDamien holds a PhD in analytical chemistry in "Ecole Centrale Paris". For 13 years prior to joining the company, he held various positions in IT as project manager in several different business environments including mobile phone technologies, mail order selling, and international parcel delivery. With a solid experience in systems interfacing, team coordination and process management, he joined Saltel Industries in 2012 as IT manager. Since then, he has gradually taken the responsibility of QHSE, Organization Systems and most recently, Supply Chain.
Chief Financial OfficerAnne-Sophie graduated from Tours/Poitiers Business School (major in Audit). She started her career as an auditor for 3 years and joined Roullier Group after as a controller. Anne-Sophie spent 10 years at Roullier and held various positions in controlling. She joined Saltel in 2015.
Human Resources Director & QHSE ManagerCéline joined Saltel Industries in 2013. Prior to joining the company, Céline worked for eight years at Parker Hannifin, where she held various positions including Division Learning and Development Manager and HR Manager for Transair and for Northern Europe. Celine holds a MSc. in geology and geochemistry. She began her career with Schlumberger, initially on seismic survey vessels before moving to Communications and Human Resources.
Saltel Steel Packer Product Champion
Samuel graduated from “Ecole Centrale de Nantes” (Mechanical Engineer).
He worked for 5 years for the CEA (French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission). Samuel joined the R&D team in 2010. He developed the completions product range, then moved to a Product Champion position in 2014. Expertise: Expandable Steel Packers - Innovation and IP.