Jacques Breton - Senior Vice President, Sales & Customers
Jacques Breton was named Arianespace’s Senior Vice President, Sales & Customers, in April 2009.
He began his career with Avions Marcel Dassault-Bréguet Aviation in 1980, and joined Arianespace in 1985 as head of the technical support department in the Marketing & Sales division. As Vice President for engineering and production, he participated in the start-up of Starsem, the company in charge of marketing Soyuz launches at Baikonur.
In 1999, Breton was assigned to Arianespace’s subsidiary in Washington, D.C., with responsibility for overseeing launch service marketing and sales in the U.S. market. As Director of Engineering from 1999 to 2003 he was the technical liaison between customers and manufacturers in the United States, while participating in sales & marketing in the region as well as the marketing of European services for the International Space Station.
He returned to company headquarters in Evry, France as head of the technical-commercial support Division.
Breton holds a degree from the ENSAM engineering school, with specialized graduate work in aerospace engineering at the Ecole Spéciale des Travaux Aéronautiques.