Marc Pircher will be joining Alcatel’s Space, as senior Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, on July 1, 2004. In this general management role, he will be in charge of the direction and the implementation of the company’s technical policy, taking over from Michel Courtois, who will leave the satellite manufacturer to join the European Space Agency. Alcatel Space is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alcatel.
Marc Pircher is a graduate of Master of Science at Stanford University and of France’s top aeronautical engineering school ENSAE (SUP AERO) in Toulouse, France. Today Marc is Director of Launchers and the Evry Center of the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales , where he has spent most of his career. Between1998 and 2003 he was Director for Orbital Systems in charge of Radiocommunications, Earth Observation and Sciences.
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