Our management

OUR MANAGEMENT

Members of the executive management team are either engineers or established academics, combining technical expertise with management skills:


James F. COLLINS - Chairman & CEO - Has a Bachelors of Science (ceramic engineering) from Rutgers University, New Jersey (United States). He began his career as a Process Engineer at General Refractories in the Chicago, Illinois area, serving the steel industry. In 1983 he left this position to join Coors Ceramics Company in Golden, Colorado, where over 14 years, he held various engineering and management positions, primarily in the Electronic Ceramics industry. In 1996, he joined a division of Phillips Electronics (Cambridge, MD) where he would occupy different management positions. This division was subsequently sold to create Electronic Packaging Products which in December 2000, would become Egide USA Inc. for which he was appointed chief operating officer and vice president. In September 2014, he was appointed chief executive officer of Egide SA.

Eric DELMAS - Deputy CEO  - General Manager of Egide SA - Bollène (France) - MBA + Engineering degree at INSA/ENSEEIHT/UPS in Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Image and Voice Recognition. He began his career in 1994 as a Marketing Engineer for discrete semiconductor components at Motorola in Toulouse (France). In 1999, he joined Texas Instruments for a distinguished career, first in Nice (France) as GSM/GPRS/EDGE Chipset Business Development Manager for the 2.5G cellular phone market. After being appointed Director for the 3G Japan Business Development and Marketing in 2005 in Tokyo (Japan), he became Business Development Director in Munich (Germany) in 2007 then Systems & Marketing Director for ASSPs in 2009 (still in Munich) before being appointed in 2011 General Manager - Battery Management division in Dallas (TX - USA). He joined Egide in February 2018 as General Manager for the Bollène Facility, also in charge for marketing and
R & D in France. He was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer in April 2019.

Luc ARDON - Chief Administrative and Financial Officer - Graduate of the ESC Reims school of management and holds an MBA from ESC Paris. He has occupied a number of functions in the field of finance and general management notably at Kodak-Trophy, the dental imaging company and Quantel, subsequently becoming Lumibird, a designer and manufacturer of lasers.


Fatiha GAYE - Director Quality - Has a Masters degree in mechanical engineering and a DESS (“Diplôme d’études supérieures spécialisées”) graduate degree in business management. After working as a production quality engineer in the medical sector, and a purchasing quality engineer for a major automotive parts manufacturer, in September 2008 she joined Egide as the manager in charge of supplier quality and in 2014, product quality. In June 2015, she was appointed to head up the quality, environment and customer satisfaction department.

Scott MACKENZIE - General Manager of Santier, San Diego (CA) - Mechanical engineer with a degree from Stanford in Management Sciences. He possesses a range of experiences in lean management and processes. He also has obtained management experience with Garret Motion (ex Honeywell Turbo) and Fox Factory.

Vincent COURTY - Vice President of Worldwide sales - Graduate Electronics Engineer - ESME Sudria. He began his career in 1990 as EMEA Sales and Marketing Engineer at Thales Electron Devices, subsidiary of Thales, before being appointed in 1995 Worldwide Sales and Marketing Director of Thales CEPE, manufacturer of high stability crystal components and sub-systems (since acquired by C-MAC). In 2000, he joined Keithley Instruments, an American manufacturer, leader in Electrical Test and Measurement equipment for High-Tech industries, as General Manager South Europe. In 2009, he became Managing Director of Acal BFI France, subsidiary of DiscoverIE Group plc (UK), specialist distributor of electronics and photonics solutions.

Gérard GUILOINEAU - Director, Purchasing - Has a degree as an advanced engineering department technician. After beginning his career with Dassault Electronique, he joined the purchasing department of Egide SA in 1993, after which he became the Group's chief procurement officer in June 2015.

Wladimir MUFFATO - Director, Ceramic Components- Is a graduate of ENSCI ceramics engineering school (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Céramique Industrielle) of Limoges. Since 1994, Egide has benefited from his experience in the domain of electronic ceramic components. He became the Bollène plant manager in January 2003. Following an internal reorganization, he became head of a new department, "Group ceramic components" in June 2015.

John TRADER - General Manager of Egide USA, Cambridge (MD)  - His career began with the US Marine Corps. During his enlistment (1977 to 1981), he was trained as an Electronic Technician completing A & B Schools, specializing in F4/TA4 aircrafts. In 1981, upon honorable discharge, he joined Cambridge Scientific Industries as a repair technician. He was promoted to production supervisor in 1985 and factory manager in 2000. In 2003, he was promoted to operations manager until the factory closed in 2006. He then joined Egide USA as chief industrial officer, a position he has occupied until being appointed deputy chief executive manager of the company in 2014.

Romain DELLEMME-LAUTARD - Director, Production - Engineering degree from ESIREM Dijon (Ecole Supérieure d’Ingénieur en Recherche en Matériaux).Joining Egide in 2011, he was tasked with spearheading R&D projects and scale up for new products. In 2015, he became head of the department in charge of assembly and quality control of hermetic packages. He became head of the production department in 2018.