Chauvard to Head French Office and Territories for QubicaAMF

by Bob Johnson 0

QubicaAMF Worldwide has announced that Christophe Chauvard has been promoted to General Manager for the company’s French office and territories including France, the French-speaking areas of Switzerland and all French-speaking African countries.

Chauvard is responsible for leading the local marketing and sales force, ensuring quality service to customers in this region, and representing QubicaAMF in the marketplace with industry stakeholders. He will continue to report to Gian Anestis Avraam, Vice President of International Sales & Business Development for QubicaAMF.

Chauvard joined QubicaAMF in June 2014 as Marketing and Commercial Director for French territories. He came to replace Eric Fauville, who officially retired from the company in January of this year after serving more than 40 years, contributing to the development of the French markets and providing leadership in this area as the Country Manager.

“Since coming on board last year, Christophe has contributed to the strategic plan of the company, developed a new market positioning in the region, and grown the French sales and marketing team,” said Avraam. “In his new role, Christophe’s focus will be to grow the market by providing quality service and best-in-class products…”

“I am excited [about] what this opportunity brings,” Chauvard said. “We have a knowledgeable, enthusiastic and dedicated team in place in the French office, and we are eager to work with our customers to grow this market and help drive the industry forward. The French team has over 200 years of collective experience. We are well positioned to provide our customers with an unmatched level of service and the most innovative line of products available.”

Chauvard has a background in commercial real estate in the areas of design, development, investment, marketing and finance. He has experience as a consultant, with strategic and marketing advisories across different business models for commercial brands and commercial properties, with a focus on innovation, customer behaviors and value creation, and has led the development of real estate investment trusts.

Chauvard graduated from the Kellogg School of Management with the Advanced Executive Program. He holds an Executive MBA from ESCP Europe and a civil engineering degree from ESITC Cachan.

Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson has received more national writing awards than any other bowling writer — close to 70 over the course of his 40-year career. He began at age 16 as a staff writer and then assistant editor for the weekly Pacific Bowler newspaper in his native California, and within three years was writing feature stories for Bowlers Journal. He has written for the magazine ever since, except for a five-year span when he was hired as the founding editor of another magazine. He moved to Chicago in 2000 and spent 13 years in the Windy City, including five as Bowlers Journal’s Editor. In 1975, Johnson received the Robert E. Kennedy Award as California’s top undergraduate high school journalist. Five years earlier, on the lanes, he had shared the Bantam Division Doubles championship in the Orange County Junior Bowling Association Championships. Today, he continues to work full-time for Bowlers Journal as its Senior Editor, to write his popular “Strikes Me” column, and to edit Luby Publishing Inc.’s weekly business-to-business Cyber Report.

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