Nexans establishes a Scientific Committee to boost innovation

The creation of a Scientific Committee illustrates Nexans’ commitment to pursue its development through innovation

Paris, June 4, 2014 - Nexans has established a new Scientific Committee to boost innovation - one of its primary goals - and further differentiate its cable products and technologies.

Integrating new technology to meet customers’ needs

The Scientific Committee is responsible for holding discussions on Nexans’ research areas to both identify new technology that will create value for Nexans’ customers and to integrate these innovations rapidly into new and existing products.

Experts to support innovation

The Scientific Committee consists of 8 members and is chaired by Jean-Maxime Saugrain, Nexans’ Corporate Vice President Technical. Its Secretary General is Gérard Bacquet, Nexans’ Global Scientific Director.
Two renowned academic experts have agreed to join the Committee:

  • Prof. Jacques Lewiner

President of RTE’s Scientific Council, Honorary Director of the Paris School of Industrial Physics and Chemistry (ESPCI), President of the ESPCI Georges Charpak Endowment Fund, and member of the French Academy of Technologies.

  • Prof. Jean-Pierre Chevalier 

Member of the Industrial Materials Chair at the Paris National Academy of Arts and Trade (CNAM), and former member of OECD Nuclear Energy Agency.

Four Nexans representatives also comprise the Committee: along with Francis Debladis and Thomas Hähner, heads of the two largest Nexans Research Centers, Francis Krähenbühl, Country Manager Nexans Switzerland, and Pierre Kayoun, Vice President Sales & Marketing High Voltage Business Group, will contribute their knowledge of Nexans’ markets.

The creation of this Scientific Committee is a major milestone in our program for boosting innovation, a performance driver for Nexans. Nexans already demonstrates on a daily basis that it innovates to meet customers’ needs, and this Committee will help us to better prepare future innovations,” said Jean-Maxime Saugrain, Nexans’ Corporate Vice President Technical and President of the Scientific Committee.

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Nexans brings energy to life through an extensive range of cables and cabling solutions that deliver increased performance for our customers worldwide. Nexans’ teams are committed to a partnership approach that supports customers in four main business areas: Power transmission and distribution (submarine and land), Energy resources (Oil & Gas, Mining and Renewables), Transportation (Road, Rail, Air, Sea) and Building (Commercial, Residential and Data Centers). Nexans’ strategy is founded on continuous innovation in products, solutions and services, employee development, customer training and the introduction of safe, low -environmental- impact industrial processes. In 2013, Nexans became the first cable player to create a Foundation to introduce sustained initiatives for access to energy for disadvantaged communities worldwide. We have an industrial presence in 40 countries and commercial activities worldwide, employing close to 26,000 people and generating sales in 2013 of nearly 6.7 billion euros. Nexans is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris, compartment A. For more information, please consult: