Gerard Pichon
Barbier Group
R&D Manager

Born in Saint Etienne -

 Education Background

- Master degree in Chemistry ()

- Engineer in Chemistry (ENSC )

 Since beginning 2005 I work as R&D Manager for the Barbier group in charge of

 Management of R&D activities for all the companies operating inside the  Barbier group.Definition and follow-up of R&D programs regarding : the development of new products and the optimisation of products ranges in line with the group policy and the participation to  collaborative projects with privat or academic partners .

Collaboration to the selection of raw material suppliers and homologation of new raw materials and new formulations.

Technical support for new investments regarding production equipment’s.

Technical support to the marketing and sales departments

Before joining the Barbier group, I worked in the plastic industry for 25 years at other plastic converters producing wire and cables (Silec Sagem) or flexible films (Autobar Flexible, Adelpro) and at different raw material producers covering: polymer (BP Chemicals), masterbatch (Ampacet) and plastics additives (Clariant).