Leadership Team

Set the company strategy and ensure its effective implementation

The Leadership Team (LT) is the executive management team of Gebo Cermex.


Its mission is to set the company strategy and ensure its effective implementation. The Leadership Team is responsible, before the Advisory Board, of Gebo Cermex’s overall performance.





Marc Aury

Marc Aury
President & Managing Director

Marc Aury began his professional career at Kronenbourg Brewery France in various functions within the packaging and brew house. Later on, he joined Gebo where he was appointed as Head of Americas zone, based initially in Montreal, Canada and then in Sarasota, USA. In 1997, after the acquisition of Gebo by the Sidel Group, he became CEO of Gebo.
Following this assignment, he held various positions within the Group, first as EVP for the Engineering & TK division followed by EVP for the cluster Americas, based in Atlanta, USA and then EVP Engineering & Material Handling.
Since April 2013, Marc has been appointed President & Managing Director of Gebo Cermex.
Marc earned a Master’s degree in Engineering from ENSAIA, France and completed the Wharton’s AMP.



Kristopher Akana

Kristopher Akana
Vice President Communications

Kristopher Akana is a seasoned communications leader who launched his professional career at Reed Elsevier, a global publishing house focused on the manufacturing, healthcare and electronics industries. After spending more than 7 years in the media, Kristopher shifted his focus to online communications and was instrumental in launching a digital communications platform for one of Europe’s largest petrochemicals producer. In 2009, Kristopher was appointed as the Regional Director of Communications at Johnson Controls, a diversified industrial company in the automotive, energy storage and building industries, and later served as the company’s Director of Global Branding.
Kristopher earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Comparative Literature from Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey USA and is both a Belgian and USA national.



Christian Bock

Christian Bock
Vice President Operations

Christian Bock started his professional career with Thomson, first as Information System Engineer then Workshop Manager. In 1991, he joined General ElectricMedical Systems where he held several industrial management positions in France and in the USA. In 2002, he moved to Alstom Power and became their Industrial Processes and Sourcing Director.
Christian joined the Sidel Group in 2006 as VP Sourcing based in Italy and later in Zug. In 2013 he was appointed VP Services Operations for Sidel core.
In 2015, Christian takes on his latest mission as Gebo Cermex Vice President for Operations.
Christian earned an Engineering degree from the ENSAM (Arts et Métiers). 



Marc Daniel

Marc Daniel
Vice President Global Sales – Equipment and Services

Marc Daniel started his career in the Automotive industry, in an Aluminum foundry, where he held multiple positions in France, Canada and the United States. In 1996, he joined Cermex to develop its North American business, leading to the creation of Cermex Incorporated (Atlanta, Ga) in 1999.
In 2004, he came back to France to take on a mission as Worldwide Equipment Sales Manager.
In 2006, his mission was extended to Services, as he became Vice-President Sales and Services.
In 2013, Marc took on his latest mission as Vice-President Global Sales – Equipment and Services of the newly formed Gebo Cermex organization.
Marc is a Mechanical engineer, graduated from the ENSAM (Arts et Métiers).



Philippe Leclerc

Philippe Leclerc
Vice President - Engineering, Integration & Conveying

Site Manager Gebo Packaging Solutions France SAS
Philippe Leclerc began his professional career at Interbrew in Belgium (today AbInbev). In 1996, he joined Gebo Industries in Reichstett (France).
In 2003, after the take-over of the Gebo Group by Sidel, he was promoted Sidel VP Engineering and Turnkey Projects, for North Asia based in Shanghai/China.
In 2008, he became General Manager of the Mold shop in Sidel Octeville (MSO): he took responsibility for the "Tooling" activity for Europe and headed the World Class Lean Enterprise Program.
In May 2011 Philippe Leclerc moved back to Reichstett to join the Engineering & Material Handling (EMH) Business Unit as Europe & Africa Zone Vice President. Since then, as part of his mandate, he has also been the Reichstett site Manager.
Philippe earned a Master of Science degree in Packaging and Food Processing Engineering from ENSAIA, France.



Alexia Petetin

Alexia Petetin
Vice President Human Resources

Alexia Petetin started her professional career as Payroll Manager at DMC. Shortly afterwards was promoted HR Manager. In 2001, she joined the Sidel Group to lead the Human Resource Department of their Reichstett (Gebo) site.
Since then, Alexia has held various other positions within Sidel: notably Recruitment Process Owner at Group level and HR Director for several Divisions. She is now Gebo Cermex Vice President for Human Resources.
After earning 3 university degrees simultaneously (General Management, Mathematics, English and German), Alexia obtained a post-graduate degree from the Grenoble Executive Business School.



David Rimonteil

David Rimonteil
Chief Financial Officer

David started his career in 1999 as Controlling Manager at Fichet-Bauche. In 2001, he joined CSM, a Dutch group in the food industry to take-on a mission as SAP Project Manager and then Controlling Manager for the French subsidiary. In 2006, he joined the Sidel Group and held various positions, first as Controlling Manager of the Reichstett site, followed by Controller of the EMH Division.
In April 2012, he was appointed as Financial Director of Gebo France before joining Gebo Cermex as Group CFO.
David is graduated with a Finance Master Degree from Strasbourg Management School.



Ludovic Tanchou

Ludovic Tanchou
Vice President Strategy, Products and Innovation

Ludovic has worked with Sidel for sixteen years and has been Vice President of Product Management for the last five years. He is also Head of the Technical Committee for ABMI (Association of the Beverage Machine Industry). He worked in various roles in Sidel, including VP Centre of Excellence Project Management, Zone Operation Director, Project and Engineering Management.
In 2014, Ludovic becomes Gebo Cermex Vice President Strategy, Products and Innovation.
Ludovic studied at the National School of Agronomy and Food Industries specialising in biological and agricultural engineering, also the Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.



Jean Francois Tourrenc

Jean François Tourrenc
Vice President Services

Jean-François started his career as project leader at Gebo Producción in Santiago de Chile, under the French VSNE (Voluntary National Service in a Corporate Environment) scheme. He then became Engineering and Design Office Manager. In 2001, he was appointed Manager of the South Pacific zone and Australian subsidiary « Gebo Industries South Pacific » in Melbourne. In 2003, he took up the position of Turnkey Operations Manager at Sidel in Octeville and in 2006 he was appointed General Director and Regional Sales Director of Sidel in Santiago. In August 2010, Jean-Francois became Director of the Palletizing/Depalletizing Business Unit for Sidel-EMH. In 2015, Jean-François was appointed VP Services for Gebo Cermex.Jean-François has an Engineering degree in Food Industries, specialized in the Dairy industries, from ENSAIA in Nancy, France.