Manitou Introduces New CFO and Chief Transformation & Governance Roles

Manitou Introduces New CFO and Chief Transformation & Governance Roles

In light of significant growth in the company, the Manitou Group has recently added to its executive committee.

With a 50% increase in sales and a 30% increase in personnel over five years, the company is adapting to the evolving landscape where environmental, societal, and technological considerations are increasingly critical.

To address these shifts and maintain its transformation momentum, Manitou has introduced two new roles, a chief transformation & governance officer and a chief financial officer.

Michel Denis, president and CEO of Manitou Group, says that these organizational changes are a strategic response to the company's rapid growth and the pressing sustainability challenges of our times.

The intent is to bolster strategic and financial management to support growth efficiently and to proactively engage with societal shifts, aligning with the Group's commitment to driving global progress.

Hervé Rochet, previously the corporate secretary-CFO since 2014, steps into the newly created role of chief transformation & governance officer, tasked with expediting the company's transformation and managing digital, human, and reputational challenges within a robust governance structure.

Simultaneously, the role of chief financial officer has been filled by Céline Brard, tasked with steering the finance department towards fostering profitable and sustainable growth.

With a rich background in competitive international settings, including nine years at KPMG and over two decades at Valeo, Brard brings a wealth of experience managing financial operations across multiple global regions.

The executive committee of Manitou Group is now composed of seven distinguished members, including Michel Denis as President & CEO, alongside leaders of product, sales & marketing, services & solutions divisions, human resources, and the new chief officers.


Lift & Access is part of the Catalyst Communications Network publication family.