Tell us about your career at ARMOR
I started at ARMOR almost 20 years ago as an inkjet formulator before taking over inkjet R&D two years later.
After several years in the department, I joined the thermal transfer business to oversee the industrial aspects of implementing in-line inspection systems (detecting coating defects, in-line weight detection and safety monitoring of atmospheres within the coating machine dryers).
Since 2008, I have been responsible for 2 major projects:
- The first was to develop the industrial capability of our Chinese subsidiary by leading a multidisciplinary and multinational project team;
- The second involved the diversification of our business towards OPV (organic photovoltaics) by coordinating the relationships between our industrial and institutional partners (such as universities).
Having supported the first technical-commercial initiatives, I now coordinate the Design Department dedicated to OPV at ARMOR.
What are your main objectives within the ARMOR solar power films team?
The objectives vary greatly:
- Supporting the Business Development team with new projects/customers by answering technical questions and offering potential solutions;
- Coordinating the launch of projects (internal or external) developed by a design team composed of project managers, engineers, technicians and designers;
- Ensuring the availability of resources necessary for the realization of projects;
- Helping to coordinate our R&D and production teams;
What type of projects are you working on at the moment?
We are working with numerous customers and partners on projects that cover a wide variety of applications:
- ASCA® Sensor projects, for which the OPV properties offer both high levels of performance and differentiation, such as in low light environments;
- Bespoke incorporation of OPV to meet the requirements in construction and transport, for example;
- Prototypes to validate development potential before large-scale deployment;
- Prospecting and qualification of system components.