Angers, April 4, 2017 – Evolis SA, world leader in plastic card personalization solutions, is strengthening its management team with the recruitment of Christian Lefort as General Manager of International Operations.
Christian Lefort will occupy as of April 3, 2017 the position of General Manager of International Operations of the Evolis Group based in Angers, France. He will be in charge of deploying and implementing the group’s strategy on an operational level. He will oversee all commercial, marketing, industrial and administrative activities of Evolis.
Emmanuel Picot, Chairman and CEO of Evolis, declares:
“In order to accompany the group’s growth and to meet our ambitions and challenges at the global level, we have created the position of General Manager of International Operations. This appointment will enable us to develop our diversification strategy and our international positioning. We recruited Christian Lefort because of his organizational and structural expertise and international experience. Christian will be a strong new component of our management team.”
54 year old Christian Lefort, of French-German birth, holds a graduate degree from the Institut Supérieur de Gestion and has acquired 27 years of experience with the Armor SA group in Nantes and with the American group Dover Corporate in the sales & marketing division of its subsidiary Markem-Imaje in Valence, before becoming CEO of its subsidiary Datamax-O’Neil in the United States, followed by Dirickx in Mayenne. Armed with experience as an international business developer, Christian Lefort has built his expertise on his ability to implement strategic sales plans and his know-how in production management and distribution channel development both in France and internationally.
Christian Lefort adds:
“I thank Evolis for the trust its senior managers have shown in me. I fully realize Evolis’ formidable potential and advantages in our business ecosystem. Everyone has done an amazing job to take Evolis all the way to the top as a world leader in its field. It is now for us to bring our technology to new markets by fine tuning our diversification strategy. This is how we’ll be able to continue to create value for the company, our employees and our shareholders.”