Raphaël Gorgé has a background in engineering. He joined Groupe Gorgé in 2004 after a 10 year career in the world of finance and technology. He first of all initiated and implemented the Group's withdrawal from the automotive sector (70% of turnover in 2004). He then developed the company's activities in new business areas, linked in particular to safety for Professionals and Buildings. Raphaël Gorgé has been CEO of the Groupe Gorgé since 2011.
Hervé Guillou brings over 40 years of engineering and management experience in the defence industry. His career began with DCN in Cherbourg, working on submarine propulsion. 35 years later he was appointed Chairman and CEO of the same company, since renamed Naval Group. Meanwhile, he was CEO of companies including Cassidian Cyber Security and EADS Space Transportation. He directed the HORIZON anti-air warfare frigates programme between UK, Italy and France. Hervé Guillou graduated from Ecole Polytechnique, ENSTA, INSTN and INSEAD with degrees in engineering and a focus on shipbuilding.
Dominique GIANNONI is a graduate of ENSTA ParisTech., LDCR Armament Corps. He holds a Master of Science Degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a degree in management from INSEAD. He was the auditor of the 65th IHEDN session “Defence Policy” and certified by Sciences Po Paris as corporate director. Before joining ECA GROUP, he started his career at the French Ministry of Defence (DGA) in the naval field. He then held management positions at Cap Gemini Telecom. He later joined Thales group, first to lead the Sonar for Submarines operations and later the Military Avionics Business Line. From 2013 to 2018, he was CEO of Thales In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity based in California, then, returning to France, he managed Thales operations for fighter aircraft.
Nine of the 10 largest armies in the world are equipped with solutions developed by the ECA GROUP. The group is a leader in AUVs for mine detection and destruction. Its know-how and expertise are recognised around the world. The ECA GROUP combines its expertise in designing drones operating on water, under water, on land and in the air, and in developing integrated systems, in order to develop a comprehensive range of solutions adapted to the needs of the defence sector, maritime, nuclear power, oil rigs and industry.
In addition, the ECA GROUP is developing a research programme on "robotics systems" of the future. Its aim is to improve the capacities and performance of all the robotised solutions made available to the group's customers.
The ECA GROUP's Aerospace Department offers innovative and reliable solutions designed for civilian and military aviation. Its expertise in this field, together with the fields of robotics and automation enable it to meet the needs of aeronautics manufacturers, airlines, repair and maintenance centres and air defence.
For more than 50 years, the ECA GROUP has been designing naval and underwater drones and developing integrated systems. It is also specialised in air and land drones and provides a complete range of operation and training simulators for missions using the latest technologies. Due to the strength of its expertise in drones and robots, the ECA Group has grouped all of its products within the Simulation Department in order to design tomorrow's simulators. They will be used to prepare and carry out missions performed by remote-operated or autonomous robots. Since robots are very often operated from carriers (vessel, truck, etc.), these simulators are very often integrated into training simulators for vehicles.