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Thibaut Guignard

TGuignardGeneral Manager

Thibaut GUIGNARD joined Saltel Industries in 2016, few months after Schlumberger acquired the company.
Prior to joining the company, Thibaut was in charge of Schlumberger Completions Operations in Brazil.
Thibaut joined Schlumberger in 2000. He started his career as a Mechanical Design Engineer in Rosharon, and has held various positions for Schlumberger Downhole Testing and Completions, both in technology centers and in the field, mainly in Americas & Africa.
Thibaut holds an Engineering degree from "Arts et Métiers Paris Tech" Grande Ecole, France, and a MSc. in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Nicolas SALTEL

Nicolas SALTELVice President Americas

Nicolas SALTEL 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.

Benjamin SALTEL

Benja SaltelVice-President, TSO Manager & Saltel Patch Product Champion

Benjamin SALTEL 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.

Yoann RIOU

thumb yoann riouVice President, MEA, RCA, EAF

Yoann RIOU 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.


CTevelsHuman Resources Director & QHSE Manager

Céline TEVELS-FOURNIER 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.


DLeveugleManufacturing & Supply Chain Manager

Damien LEVEUGLE 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.


SRoselier Saltel Steel Packer Product Champion

Samuel ROSELIER 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.

Mohamed AOUN

MAounChief Financial Officer

Mohamed Aoun began his career in Deloitte Luxembourg as an auditor specialized in the industrial market in 2012. He has previously joined the Financial Hub of Schlumberger in 2015 as Tax Analyst in Malaysia working on French scope and several Global projects as global tax planning and transfer pricing automation.
Mohamed holds a Master in Economics from the University of Nancy, and he has joined SALTEL in October 2019.