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45, rue de Villiers,Neuilly-sur-Seine, Ile-de-France 92200

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Aerospace & Defense
Other Transportation
IT Consulting & Services

Company Description

Thales SA is a holding company that engages in the manufacture, marketing, and sale of electronic equipment and systems for aeronautics, naval, and defense sectors. It operates through the following segments: Defense and Security, Digital Identity and Security, Aerospace and Transport. The Defense and Security segment designs and delivers systems for the following domain: land, air, naval, space, and cyberspace. The Digital Identity and Security segment develops digital identity and Security solutions for a private and government customer base and some digital businesses. The aerospace segment encompasses the Avionics and Space Global Business Units. The Transport segment offers Ground Transportation Systems and services such as rail signaling and control systems and passenger payment collection solutions to operators and transport infrastructure manager. The company was founded in 1893 and is headquartered in Paris, France.

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Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Secretary, Executive Vice President & General Counsel

Chief Executive Officer, Thales Africa

Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of Thales UK

Chief Procurement Officer & Senior Vice President

Non-Executive Director Recommended by the Industrial Partner

Non-Executive Director Recommended by the Industrial Partner

Non-Executive Director Recommended by the Industrial Partner

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Non-Executive Director Recommended by the Industrial Partner at Thomson-CSF

Chief Executive Officer at Thomson-CSF

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Dassault Aviation SA

Chief People Officer at Datadog, Inc.

Chief Operating Officer at Dassault Aviation SA

Non-Executive Director Recommended by the Industrial Partner at Thomson-CSF

Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Caisse des Dépôts & Consignations

Member, Board of Directors at Thomson-CSF

Former Chief Executive Officer at Fives Stein SA

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Alter Technology Group SL provides electronic component manufacturing support services. It specializes in the engineering, procurement, and testing of electronic components. The firm's service areas cover systems engineering, program management, market intelligence development, evaluation and certification, supply chain management, system inspection, and storage and logistics. It also engages in partnership projects, laboratory testing, and workflow technology and platform development operations. The company was founded by Fernando Franco in December 2006 and is headquartered in Seville, Spain.

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Esterline Technologies Corp. Electrical Products | Bellevue, WA

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