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Silab assumes its independence and evolves its governance

Silab, which was previously a public limited company with a Board of Directors, became a public limited company with a Board of Directors and a Supervisory Board on 1 January 2007.er January 2023.

Created in 1984, Silab is an independent French company led by Jean Paufique, founder and CEO. Silab's independence has always been a corporate value and is considered the key factor of its success. This independence gives the company a large freedom of decision in terms of innovation and investments and positions it as a strategic supplier to its main customers.

With the desire to guarantee the company's sustainability, Mr. Paufique decided to keep this proven model, to which he is particularly attached, and chose to entrust the operational management of the company to the five members of the former management committee (Brigitte Closs-Gonthier, Jean-Philippe Cosson, Xavier Gaillard, Florence Giner-Meilhac and Dominique Muller). He adds: " For almost 40 years, I have worked with my employees to build a solid company that is a benchmark in its market and a bearer of strong values. It is now time to put in place a new organization, synonymous with stability and sustainability. I have every confidence in the management team that has worked alongside me for many years and I am convinced that they will continue to fuel the virtuous circle of our development.

This team now constitutes the Silab Board of Directors, which is chaired by Brigitte Closs-Gonthier. The other members become general managers. Mr. Paufique adds: " Innovation is at the heart of our corporate strategy. This strong identity, a symbol of our success, is embodied by Brigitte Closs-Gonthier, who has been with me since the beginning of the company, which is why it seemed obvious to all of us to appoint her Chairman of the Board of Directors. ".

Mr. Paufique is Chairman of the Supervisory Board, with his wife, Josette Paufique, and his daughter, Anne Paufique, both Vice-Chairmen. Jean-Louis Nesti and Nathalie Tholoniat join them as independent members. " I am very pleased to chair this Supervisory Board as it is particularly important for me to continue to monitor the smooth running and success of the company, and to attest to the maintenance of its valuescomments Mr. Paufique.

Silab is a 100% family owned company. The members of the Paufique family remain fully committed to the project through the general meeting of shareholders.

Brigitte Closs-Gonthier concludes: " I am very honored by the trust placed in me. The most important thing for all of us is to guarantee continuity, whether in terms of strategic choices or shared values. We want all our stakeholders (customers, suppliers, employees, public authorities, etc.) to be assured of our desire to maintain Silab's identity, and I am personally committed to instilling the same dynamic. "

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