Daniel Peyrot, who has run Briot International for many years, has the left the company along with his commercial director, Eric Girbal, following the recent acquisition of the company by Luneau Technology, parent of Visionix.
Marc Abitbol, president of Luneau, is now in charge of Briot as well. Jean-Jacques Videcocq, who was running Briot's industrial activities, is assisting him as deputy managing director of Briot, while sales and marketing activities have been centralized. Etienne Salefran, former marketing manager of Luneau, is now marketing manager of the whole group, for example.
Jean-Luc Cuvillier and Frank Drissens are now in charge of all the sales activities of Luneau, Briot and associate companies in France and abroad, respectively. Curiously, Cuvillier worked as commercial director of Briot before joining Luneau in a similar capacity three years ago, so he has experience with both companies. The new group vice president of international sales, Driessens, was previously chief operating officer of Buchmann, the former parent company of Briot.
Briot and Luneau/Visionix will continue to operate separately in the large North American market. However, Thomas Pfleging is no longer president of Briot North America. The position has been taken up by Matt Cevasco, a 25-year industry veteran who was most recently vice president for sales at Carl Zeiss Vision in North America.