The Airvance Group is a Group organised around an Executive Board, a Supervisory Board and a Management Board.
The Executive Management of the Airvance Group is led by members of the Executive Board.
The Executive Board helps to define and implement corporate strategy, according to the broad guidelines set by the Group’s Supervisory Board.
The Executive Board has 10 members, including the Chairman of the Management Board.
Chairman of the Management Board
“I want this new group to see the same success in the next 60 years as it has seen in the last 60 years. Our values of economic performance and valuing the people who make up this group will always remain the guiding principle in all our actions”
Laurent Dolbeau holds a Master’s degree in International Law and an MSC in Management from the EM Lyon business school. He began his career working in Shanghai for Astrapool, before going on to hold various positions in the family business: Regional Director, Marketing Manager for products/customers and Director of Marketing and Communication.
“We are an entirely family-run business and we have always considered people to be one of the key assets in ensuring our development. Our new Group will continue to be guided by this value and will be resolutely focussed on innovation, to ensure we become one of the leading groups in the European ventilation market”.
Group Chief Financial Officer
A graduate of the Paris Dauphine University, the ESC Clermont business school and the Institute of Political Studies of Lyons (Sciences Po Lyon), Maxime Rivière has held various posts in France and abroad, in particular at L’Occitane, PwC, as Audit Manager for the Lagardère Group and CFO of Lagardère Services Benelux. He acquired solid experience in M&A and conversion projects in international contexts.
“Efficiency, risk management, financial optimisation and audits, with a view to developing the business and creating value, in building a group project in the long term!”
Director of Marketing & Strategy for the Group.
Frédéric Bruyère is an aeronautical engineering graduate from the ISAE-SUPAREO (National Higher French Institute of Aeronautics and Space) with an MBA from the EM Lyon business school. He previously held the posts of Director of Marketing & Strategy for the HVAC Europe division in the UTC/CARRIER group and Director of the Air Handling and Energy divisions at CIAT.
“Becoming the European leader in indoor air quality and air handling: this is the challenge facing all our teams of experts”
Sales Director for France
Guy Arzelier joined the group around thirty years ago. A climate control engineer and a graduate of the National Institute of Applied Sciences in Strasbourg, he has also completed a cycle of training at the ESCP business school in Paris. He started as the Branch Manager for Chilly Mazarin, and then served as Regional Director for the Paris area for around a decade. For the last 15 years, Guy Arzelier has held the post of Sales Director.
“Follow the roadmap, don’t cut corners, make the best use of your energy, don’t succumb to the euphoria, pace yourself sometimes when you think you could go faster, at a given moment… The philosophy of Ultra Trail applied to my work life!”
Director of Customer Services and IT for the Group.
After leading large projects in the field of supply chain & logistics for the PSA Group, Olivier Davoine joined France Air in 2007 as Supply Chain and Customer Services Director. He joined the Group’s management team in 2017.
”Excellence in logistics and the digitalisation of the group will carry us in coming years. These are the strategic challenges faced by all businesses”
Jean Philippe Moisson
Purchasing and Technical Director for the Group.
After graduating from the ECAM engineering school of Lyon in 1996, Jean Philippe Moisson joined the France Air group as a purchaser in 1997. He went on to hold various posts in the Purchasing department. In 2015, he was appointed Purchasing and Technical Director. He joined the Group’s management team in 2017.
“Working together to enhance the competitiveness of our range of products and services in all regions and continuing to collaborate in developing our capacity for innovation to benefit our customers.”
Director of Human Resources & QSE for the Group.
Annie Bouvier has an MBA from the EM Lyon Business School, a Master’s 2 degree in Human Resources from the IGS-HR Management School, and a graduate degree in Political Sciences. She has held posts in the HR departments of family-run international industrial groups and companies which have undergone significant transformation such as Somfy, Salomon, Merck Serono and Freudenberg.
“What is my ambition? To make Airvance a ‘Good place to Breathe’ for every employee!”
Group International Director for the
Magrheb, Africa, DOM/TOM, East Europe and Asia
After working in the Purchasing department at France Air for several years, Pascal Halimi was appointed Director of the France Air Export subsidiary in 2009. When he joined the group’s management team in 2017, he was able to leverage his eight years’ experience in leading international development in France Air Export.
“Enabling various entities to succeed, developing working relationships between our subsidiaries, capturing new territories – all so that the Airvance Group can become an internationally renowned player in the HVAC sector”
Directeur International Groupe zone :
Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, the UK and Switzerland.
Bruno Vilaseca joined the Group on 2 March 2020 following the founding of Airvance. Bruno Vilaseca underwent technical training during his degree in thermal engineering, in addition to his university training in company management and over 30 years’ experience in the HVAC sector working for HVAC industrial companies including Trane, Carrier and Lennox, working in the Marketing departments, before serving as General Manager for subsidiaries in Spain, General Manager for subsidiaries at Lennox and then Marketing & Purchasing Director at Brossette.
“I want to devote all my skills and experience to ensuring that the entire AIRVANCE Group can become a player which is renowned throughout Europe in the ventilation and air handling market, and thereby make the group stronger and more multicultural”
Our references around the world
THE EDGE Amsterdam
The Edge sheds new light on real estate in the future: buildings that generate more energy than they consume.
Car park ventilation - Diffusion
Institut Le Cordon Bleu Paris
The world's first global network of institutes dedicated to the culinary arts and hotel management is equipped with kitchen hoods from the Airvance Group.
Plafond filtrant cuisine
White City BBC - Londres
White City Place is a business centre with 52,000 m² of renovated offices and 4000 m² of shops and restaurants.
Rectangular VAV unit
Centre Léon Berard Lyon
Located in Lyons (France), the Centre Léon Bérard is a specialist oncology hospital, fitted out with equipment from the Airvance Group.
Operating theatre filtering ceiling
Mapletree Business City, Singapore
MBC has been designed to meet the strictest environmental standards and has received the highest level of Green Mark certification.
Air displacement diffusers
SAUDI ELECTRICITY Riyadh
The Saudi Electricity Company HQ is destined to become a landmark in the development of the architectural history of Riyadh.
VAV induction Plug & Play unit
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About the Airvance Group
The Airvance Group designs and distributes air handling systems for buildings. Established in February 2020, the Airvance Group was formed from the merger of two groups: The France Air group and the HVAC (Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning) division of the SIG Group plc. As a designer, manufacturer and distributor, the Airvance Group plays it part in creating a healthy and safe environment where air quality and comfort are firmly established.