...And Names Eric Monsel VP of Programs
Dassault earlier this month named Eric Monsel vice president of programs as replacement for the retiring Marc Valle, who has been with the company in numerous capacities since 1967. In his new position, Monsel -- who most recently served Dassault as deputy vice president of engineering in Merignac, France -- will coordinate all new Falcon options and new projects developed for the completion programs. "Eric comes to this new position at a unique time for Dassault Falcon," said John Rosanvallon, president and CEO of Dassault Falcon Jet Corporation. "The first 7X is nearing completion and will take flight in the second quarter of 2005 and our EASy flight deck was recently certified in our most popular airplane, the 2000EX." If you ever wanted to know what education it takes to rise to such a position for a French bizjet manufacturer, Monsel has a degree in mechanical engineering, a Ph.D. in engineering and an M.B.A. He joined Dassault in 1983 as an avionics engineer.