The FRAIKIN Group, leader in the long-term rental of commercial and industrial vehicles in Europe, announces the appointment of Yves Petin as Group Chief Executive Officer as of July 1, 2022.
Indeed, Philippe Mellier, the current Group Managing Director, having decided to assert his retirement rights, Yves Petin will succeed him.
Yves joins the FRAIKIN Group with a wealth of experience and solid expertise in the business-to-business services sector. In this capacity, he held several management positions, notably as CEO of Intersafe (LYRECO Group), and of Rexel & Hagemeyer Nederland for more than 15 years.
“The industrial and commercial vehicle rental and fleet management sectors are undergoing a fundamental change, in particular with increased pressure from customers and European regulations in favor of an ever more efficient and ecological use of vehicles. . A specialist in transformation and development operations, Yves is a recognized leader who has proven himself. He will be able to help the company negotiate the shift to alternative energies and enable it to seize the new opportunities available to it. »underlined Baudouin Prot, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the FRAIKIN Group.
“I would also like to thank Philippe Mellier for his unfailing dedication and commitment. He contributed to the recovery of the company and was able to breathe new life into FRAIKIN to reconnect with its fundamentals »also said Baudouin Prot.
Yves Petin, new Group Chief Executive Officer, declared: “I am delighted to join FRAIKIN at such an exciting time for the company, and more broadly for the industry. The need for environmentally friendly and digital mobility solutions presents FRAIKIN with a very exciting opportunity to explore new business opportunities while continuing to focus relentlessly on satisfying our customers.”
Philippe Mellier, current Group CEO, said: “It has been a pleasure to serve as a Manager of the FRAIKIN Group for the past 4 years. I leave the company with a sense of accomplishment and an excellent management team in place. As such, I would like to thank my colleagues and all the Fraikin teams for their work and their support, in particular during the Covid-19 epidemic when the company was able to demonstrate the resilience of its business model”.
Fraikin press release.