Senior Vice President – Sales & Business Development
Jacques Breton is the Senior Vice President – Sales & Business Development, with the focus on commercializing the company’s launch services solutions and defining future market requirements.
He joined Arianespace in 1985 as head of the technical support department in the Marketing & Sales division and participated in the start-up of Starsem (the company charged with marketing Soyuz launches at Baikonur Cosmodrome) in his role as Arianespace’s Deputy Director – Technical and Industrial.
Breton was assigned to Arianespace’s U.S. subsidiary in Washington, D.C., as Director of Engineering from 1999 to 2003, where he was the technical liaison between customers and manufacturers in the United States, while participating in sales and marketing in the region. He then returned to Arianespace headquarters in Evry, France as the division head responsible for technical support and business development in the sales directorate.
Breton began his professional career with Avions Marcel Dassault-Bréguet Aviation in 1980. He holds a degree from the French ENSAM engineering school, with specialized graduate work in aerospace engineering at the Ecole Spéciale des Travaux Aéronautiques.