On 1 April, a new managing director takes over at the specialist in membrane architecture seele cover. Benoit Fauchon will be in charge of the company with immediate effect. He replaces Konrad Maier, who has been managing director of seele cover since 2010 and is now retiring. As part of the seele group of companies, the membrane specialist has access to the entire network and know-how of the group.
Benoit Fauchon, who studied civil engineering, has been working in the field of membrane architecture since 1998. Most recently, he was employed as an authorised signatory at Taiyo Europe. His more than 20 years of experience in the distribution of medium-sized companies and his focus on the ETFE business are ideally suited to the strategic orientation of seele cover.
"I am very much looking forward to this new task and the associated challenges. I am convinced that we will be able to further expand the success of seele cover in the field of membrane architecture and in particular ETFE", says Benoit Fauchon about his new position.
Comprehensive competence in the field of membrane construction and ETFE
Demanding membrane architecture requires many competencies. The range of services offered by seele cover includes the planning, manufacture, delivery, installation and maintenance of membrane constructions made of ETFE films and fabrics. The degree of innovation required in membrane construction is provided by the own research and development department with test centre, halls and laboratories. In Obing, an outdoor area is also available for long-term tests on 1:1 mock-ups under weather conditions.
In the recent past, the membrane construction specialist has realised the large ETFE roofs of the two cruise ships AIDAperla and AIDAprima. Internationally, seele cover has also implemented renowned projects in sports stadiums, airports, swimming pools, shopping centres and infrastructure areas: for example, the approx. 10,000 sqm foil roof with air-supported ETFE cushions for the Canary Wharf Crossrail Station in London's Docklands or the atrium roof of the Siemens headquarters in Munich.