Thermoplastic honeycomb core expert EconCore has appointed Olivier Rozant as its new Chief Technical Officer, effective January 2021.
Previously, Rozant gained extensive experience at DuPont exploring the potential uses of Nomex and Kevlar aerospace honeycombs, for which he secured a DuPont Sustainable Growth Excellence Award.
Olivier’s early career also involved working with Michelin on Airless tyre, a clever composite-based elastic wheel. He partnered then with Pilatus Aircraft Ltd on thermoplastic sandwiches, with Airbus on light-weight honeycombs, with FAA/EASA/CMH-17 groups on sandwich disbond and also with F1 Teams on novel sandwich concepts.
As a scientist who enjoys working in a team, he is looking forward to his new role at Econcore.
“My best work has come about from combining small team capabilities, finding synergies with partners and spending time with those who are using the various applications – our customers. EconCore is enabling me to use these skills to move towards more sustainable solutions in honeycomb technology, bringing in disruptive solutions that will help to make air and ground travel more environmentally friendly, reduce waste and shape the future potential of honeycomb cores in sandwich structures.”