Groupe Renault announces the appointment of Antoine Doucerain as Managing Director Automobile Dacia and Managing Director Groupe Renault Romania, as of May 1st 2018. He will report to Nicolas Maure, Chairman of the Eurasia Region, to which Romania belongs.
Antoine Doucerain succeeds to Yves Caracatzanis who will take over another position within Groupe Renault.
Nicolas Maure, Chairman of the Eurasia Region: "Groupe Renault is a key player in Romania, and a successful player. I would like to thank and congratulate Yves Caracatzanis for his committed leadership of the talented Romanian teams: the industrial and commercial launch of the New Duster is a success, the Dacia brand breaks its own sales record in Europe, and our business model, Global Access, from design to after sales, is an undeniable asset for Groupe Renault. I count on Antoine Doucerain to keep up this energetic tendency now when Romania, more than ever, plays a key role in the strategic plan of Groupe Renault, Drive the Future.”
Antoine Doucerain joins Renault in 1993, within the Direction of Logistics Engineering. He pursues his career in Manufacturing, first at the Douai Plant, where he successively occupies the positions of Trim and Chassis Department Manager, Technical Director, Deputy Manufacturing Director, and then, in 2010, he is appointed Director of the Maubeuge Plant, where he insures the launch of Kangoo ZE and the preparation of the Citan model for Daimler. In 2012, he leaves to Brazil, to coordinate the setting up of a new Nissan Plant and to start the manufacturing of the Micra and Versa models. As of 2015, he has been back to France, where he has occupied the position of Manufacturing Director, in charge with 8 Renault Plants (the Western Manufacturing Hub) that have a high level of performance.
Yves Caracatzanis starts his career at Bossard Consultants, then he moves on to Hewlett Packard. In 1992, he joins Renault as Project Manager for Logistics Organization. In 1995, he joins the Flins Plant where he successively occupies the positions of Trim and Chassis Workshop Manager, Painting Department Manager, in 1999, and in 2002 Head of Plant Quality, for the launch of Clio 3. In 2005, he becomes Director Groupe Renault Car Prototypes. In 2008, he takes part in the establishment of the Supply Chain Division of the group. In 2010, he is appointed Director Supply Chain Groupe Renault, and in 2013, he becomes Manufacturing and Supply Chain Director for the Eurasia Region. As of April 2016, Yves Caracatzanis is Managing Director of Groupe Renault Romania and CEO Automobile Dacia.
About Groupe Renault Romania
Car manufacturer since 1898, the Groupe Renault is present in 127 countries and in 2017 it sold 3.76 million cars. The Groupe is harnessing its international growth and the complementary fit of its five brands, Renault, Dacia and Renault Samsung Motors, Alpine and LADA, together with electric vehicles and the unique Alliance with Nissan and Mitsubishi.
In order to meet the great technology challenges of the future and to continue its profitable growth, the group draws on its international development. Groupe Renault is the only company in Romania which incorporates all activities specific for a car manufacturer, something which has generated high economic performance and a wide range of job offers in different fields: market studies, design, engineering, manufacturing and supply chain, sales, business services and financing. Last year, the turnover figure for Groupe Renault Romania went beyond the threshold of 5 bn. euros. At the core of the Global Access range (the range to which the Dacia models manufactured in Mioveni belong), the Groupe is leader on the local market with the Dacia and Renault brands. The 17,700 employees of the Groupe Renault Romania innovate with respect to products and best practices and are recognized for their professionalism.
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