Stéphane Simonetta new EVP and Head of Operations at Grundfos

Stéphane Simonetta (43) joins the Grundfos Group as new Executive Vice President and Head of Operations (COO) September 1st 2015. He will join the Group Management with direct report to Mads Nipper, Group President. Grundfos is a supplier of pumps.

For the past years Simonetta has been with Honeywell Transportation Systems, based in Rolle, Switzerland, as Head of Supply Chain then Vice-President of Operations. Prior to this, Simonetta served as Director for Valeo’s Group China Supply Chain and Production, based in Shanghai, and before this as Supply Chain Director Europe for one of Valeo’s businesses.

Simonetta is born in France and holds a Master Degree in Industrial Engineering and Computer Science from the Ecole d’Ingénieur en Génie Informatique et Productique in Valenciennes, France, and has a degree from IMD. Beside French, Stéphane is also fluent in English, Thai and Spanish. He will relocate in Denmark together with his wife and their two twin daughters. He will be based in Bjerringbro.

Group President Mads Nipper says: “Simonetta’s solid experience and ideas will be most valuable for the deployment of our business strategy 2020, where one of our key focus areas is our supply chain. We want to build an end-to-end supply chain as a competitive advantage by aligning front and back end in order to satisfy demand across value chains and leveraging our scale in manufacturing, procurement, and logistics. We aim to provide our customers with world class delivery service, reduce our costs and use our supply chain as showcase for sustainable manufacturing”.