The CEO of MGA Technologies in Civrieux-d’azergues has just been elected Chairman of the Rhône-Alpes Committee of Foreign Trade Advisers. his international professional career justifies the choice of his peers to succeed Pascal Nadobny.

Appointed as a foreign trade advisor by decree of the Prime Minister in 2007, Hervé de Malliard had submitted his candidacy and justified his professional career abroad. Volunteers, the CCEF leaders inherit a citizen mission around four themes. “We advise public authorities and institutions on this international aspect. The committee sponsors companies wishing to internationalize by using the CCEF network of 4,000 volunteers in 140 countries, including 1,000 in France and 130 in Rhône-Alpes. The third mission focuses on training young people to make them want to go abroad. We visit business schools, engineering schools but also faculties. Finally, “continues the CEO of MGA Technologies,” the last mission is to promote the attractiveness of France in the world. Our trips abroad are an opportunity to spot international investors whom we recommend investing in Lyon, France, rather than elsewhere. “By taking over from Pascal Nadobny, head of the regional committee for three terms, Hervé de Malliard is a continuation of the Rhônalpin organization,”the most dynamic in France.” He will have to lead the rapprochement with the Auvergne committee, which has about thirty members.

The new “Rhônalpin ” president has evolved in different positions with international connotation. “I lived 5 years in China, 2 years in the United States and traveled almost 85 countries. “Manager China at Metso Metals, he then spent 9 years at De Dietrich as marketing and commercial development director between China and Europe.

He then took over the commercial management of Boccard, before taking over MGA Technologies in 2010. The 40-employee SME is designing special and custom-made machine tools, based on robotics, for the pharmacy, biotech and industrial sectors. mechanical and electronic sorts. Since September 2013, the manager has initiated a process of rationalization of the premises. Based in Vaise and Limonest (Lyon region in France), MGA Technologies has set up a unique site in Civrieux-d’Azergues. Already cramped, Hervé Malliard completes an extension that has doubled its surface.

Today, the company has 6,000 m2 including 300 m2 of design offices to design and assemble the machines made to measure for major French and foreign industrial accounts. “In total, € 3M have been invested since 2013 in our buildings and their facilities,” says the CEO. MGA Technologies generated revenue of €7 million in 2014, of which 40% internationally where machines “were delivered in China, Turkey, the United States, Canada, India … for French customers that have subsidiaries abroad but also for local partners.”

Stéphanie Polette