PARIS, 02-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Altran, a global leader in Engineering and R&D services, has appointed Christopher Miles as Group Vice-President, Consulting Services, effective September 1st, to lead the newly created Altran Consulting. Chris Miles will be reporting to Pascal Brier, EVP Strategy & Innovation. Miles was previously Vice President of Consulting Services at Altran North America.
In his new role, Miles will drive the formation of an engineering and R&D consulting organization for Altran, in direct support of the Altran 2020. Ignition strategic plan. Miles’ focus will be to bring together the best-in-class global industry and technology expertise of Altran into a unified set of practices. Altran Consulting will provide customized consultancy targeting today’s most critical industry challenges and will answer the “What should I do” question frequently asked by Altran clients with a ‘solve and hand over’ mindset. Altran’s Consulting Group will initially be centered on three major practices:
- Foundational Transformations
- Innovation & Design
- Disruptive Technologies & Solutions.
Altran Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dominique Cerutti commented: “I am delighted that Christopher Miles has been appointed as Altran’s Vice President Consulting Services. With over 25 years’ experience in the research, design, development and management of complex, software centric solutions and products, Christopher’s broad depth of systems thinking, organization development, strategic and tactical experience and hands on skills allow him to support clients at any stage of their product development lifecycle. His outstanding customer experience and impressive achievements will be valuable assets to take Altran to the next level as we sharpen our value creation models.”
Pascal Brier, EVP Strategy & Innovation, added: “After appointing a Chief Technology Officer to drive Altran’s service roadmap, structuring a global innovation team, implementing and launching our first World Class Centers, the official launch of Altran Consulting and the appointment of Chris Miles signals the completion of Altran’s global approach to providing a high-level entry point into the market, thus positioning Altran at the forefront of its clients core challenges in terms of Engineering , R&D and digital transformation”.
Chris Miles also commented: “I am very excited about the opportunity to help drive the next phase of the Altran 2020. Ignition strategy. I am looking forward to collaborating with some of the world’s leading industry and technology experts in order to provide high-value consulting services to our clients.”
Previously, Miles was Vice President of Consulting Services at Foliage, a product development company which provides consulting and engineering services to accelerate the development of complex software-intensive products, acquired by Altran in 2014. Since joining Foliage in 2010, Miles has helped numerous clients in the medical, life sciences, semiconductor, solar and industrial equipment industries align their business and technology needs. These activities have spanned technology and product planning, improving product development trajectories, development of next generation architectural strategies and assessment of existing products, platforms and processes, and organizations.
Prior to joining Foliage Miles has held technical and senior management positions at NASA, Nellcor (Covidien), Advanced Bionics, Affymetrix, ESA and Dionex. Miles holds a master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering both from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and has taken advanced courses in organization development and intervention from NTL. Additionally, he has developed or contributed to numerous U.S. patents and directly participated in the commercialization of over 20 new medical and biotechnology products including implantable devices, critical care and point of care monitors, DNA sequencers, laboratory automation systems and HPLC systems.
About Altran As a global leader in Engineering and R&D services (ER&D), Altran offers its clients a new way to innovate by developing the products and services of tomorrow. Altran works alongside its clients on every link in the value chain of their project, from conception to industrialization. For over thirty years, the Group has provided its expertise to key players in the Aerospace, Automotive, Defense, Energy, Finance, Life Sciences, Railway, and Telecoms sectors, among others. In 2015, the Altran group generated revenues of €1.945bn. With a headcount of more than 27,000 employees, Altran has a presence in more than 20 countries. www.altran.com
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