Industry Leaders – Interview with Pierre Marol

Industry Leaders – Interview with Pierre Marol

In 2021, FEM launched a series of interviews with materials handling industry leaders, starting with Jos De Vuyst (FEM President and CEO of STOW) and Gordon Riske (former President of the FEM Industrial Trucks Product Group and CEO of KION group)

This year, we continue our serie with a portrait of Pierre Marol, President of the Alstef Group.

In this interview, Pierre shares with us his story, from his degree in engineering at ENSTA Paris Tech to his position of President of the Alstef Group, but also his thoughts on the challenges and opportunities our industry will experience in the coming years.

Introduction to Pierre

I became managing director of Alstef Automation in 2000, following the transfer by Alstom to an English fund.

In 2006, I bought the company with the management team and the employees, but I have been in the company for over 30 years. I joined CGP, then a subsidiary of Alstom in 1991 and then took over the management of the Orleans site in 1996. I therefore worked for 15 years as an employee and 15 years as a shareholder, in the company now called Alstef Group, which employs 800 people, including 500 in France.

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