Elisabeth Martignon: Graduated From High school with focus studies in Business Administration. She specialized in Finance, Legal Studies and Corporate Fiscal Reporting. Elisabeth has been with Navtec France for 18 years, and has held the position of finance manager, administrative / purchasing manager, HR Manager, and IT manager.
Elisabeth was recently promoted to Director / General Manager for Navtec France. Elisabeth now leads the sales team, and production staff. Elisabeth is also our key contact for activity with Mast / Spar Builders, and Boat Manufacturers. Elisabeth also coordinates activity with our valued group of Navtec Agents, Riggers and Refit customers. Elisabeth has achieved a high degree of success with our customer required deliveries and technical needs. Elisabeth is a key factor at regional / global boat shows including Monaco, Mets Amsterdam, Paris and Annapolis USA. Elisabeth is a valued member of the Navtec Team and has achieved annual budget forcast’s, year over year. She is married to Jean- Louis Martignon and has two children ages 26 and 20, is an active gardener, loves fine wines and enjoys global travel.
Benoit Coville
Senior Sales Engineer North France  
                  
Honoré Tchuilieu Sales Engineer  and Service, Hydraulics
Hydraulic Workshop: This is entirely isolated from the rest of the factory in order to secure a place without any dust (hydraulic's worst enemy). It is well equipped to service the entire range of Navtec cylinders and pumps. A test bench is used to validate all repairs before dispatch.
 Fibre Workshop: A specialist tensile bench enables the assembly of Aramid or PBO in lengths up to 60m and 200T breaking load. In addition to assembly, breaking load tests and elongation tests are also carried out. These test enable Navtec to certify the very strong performance of its cables after simulating the equivalent of one or sometimes two round the world trips! This facility enables us to replace your current rod rigging with its corresponding PBO with no trouble!

Navtec's production site in Mandelieu is made up of four distinct zones separating the four specialities of hydraulics, fibre, rod and cable . Each zone has been organised using the Five-S methodology "Five S" is a key starting point for continuous improvement in manufacturing and is defined by the activities of: Sort, Set in Order, Sweep, Standardize and Sustain."


france facility - mandelieu

351 New Whitfield St Guilford, CT 06437-3400  USA   (203) 458-3162 Fax (203) 458-9291    info@navtec.net

Honore TCHUILIEU: Graduated from the University of Belgium in Electro Mechanical Engineering. He also has a Machinist Certificate. His professional Experience includes 2 years as a Technician in Mechanical Quality Control in Liege, Belgium, and 4 years as a hydraulic engineer/ supervisor in La SABENA for an Aeronautic Company in Bruxelles, Belgium.
Honore celebrates his 10th year with Navtec® France this year, as our Hydraulics Manager. He enthusiastically services his clients with Navtec integrals, M Series Vangs, A850 Super Yacht Alloys Vangs and A950 Carbon Vangs, Navtec® Rotary Pumps and the industry leading Navtec® System 50 Hydraulic Panel, and System VIII Panel. He is an excellent communicator. He has been involved in significant Yacht projects such as 34M Athios, Maxi Trimaran Sodebo, the Mod 70’s, Sarissa and Class J Shamrock. Honore loves to travel and he, his wife and daughter live in Nice, France. 
Alexandre Beguin Project management & Production 
Elisabeth Martignon General Manager
Navtec France
Rod workshop: We have two different size Heading presses; the largest enables manufacturing rod heads on bars up to 51mm diameter. There is a machine to polish bars of rod designed by Navtec, which also facilitates the refurbishment and repair of all existing rod rigging.

Navtec sud Europe, based in Mandelieu near Nice France, is more than a simple rigging workshop. Its skilled and experienced team, high tech production equipment and its approval by NF Nautisme, makes it a first choice partner for all rigging requirements and marine hydraulics. 4 Dedicated Workshop - 4 Specialities 5-S Methodology




Benoit COVILLE : Benoit has been a member of the Navtec® France Team for 11 years. Benoit has a Naval Architecture Higher National Diploma ( From Southampton-UK) and a DUT in Business and Finance.
He has an extensive backgound in the marine/sailing world and on the water. For example he was for 1 year a skipper of the Polytechniques Sailing Team, for  3 years he was in the Design Office of Catana Shipyard and has passion for sailing 3 Tour de France a la Voile, 2 times winner of Spi Ouest France-Mini Fasnet double handed on Mini Transat 6.5. Benoit works closly with many World Class Sailing Teams and is respected by several Spar makers for his technical expertise. Benoit has 3 children is world class sailor and enjoys playing the drums, and singing Eric Clapton songs.
Nathalie Daneels Administrative and Sales Assistant


Alain Blondeau Workshop Responsible
Cable workshop: Equipped with a swaging machine designed to swage wire up to 26mm diameter.