A stable model of governance

Published on 3/3/2023

Updated on 2/27/2024

2023 is being marked by the evolution of the company’s governance. Before January 1, SILAB was a limited company with a board of directors and is now a limited company with a management board and a supervisory board.

A clear objective: guarantee independence and continuity

Since its creation, SILAB’s foundational value has been independence. This genuine key factor fuels the virtuous circle: independence - growth - profitability.

Year after year, this model has proven its effectiveness: SILAB knows how to adapt, surprise, change its processes and position itself as a strategic supplier of its main customers.

This explains why Mr. Paufique, its founder, decided to improve its governance while keeping this model he holds dear to guarantee the continuity of the company.

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A single site at Saint-Viance

A new organization synonymous with continuity

A management board

Operational management of the company has been given to the former management committee that is now the management board.

Its president is Brigitte Closs-Gonthier, with the company for more than 30 years.

“Our deepest desire is to guarantee the continuity of our strategic choices and our values so that SILAB’s identity will endure.”

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Brigitte Closs-Gonthier, President of the management board and Jean Paufique, SILAB and President of the supervisory board

A Supervisory Board

Mr. Paufique is president of the supervisory board, with his daughter Anne Paufique who is vice-president. Xavier Gaillard joined the Board in July 2023, at the end of his term as Deputy general manager for Strategy.

They are joined by two independent members.

“I am delighted to preside over the supervisory board since continuing the excellent operation and success of the company is very important to me.”

Mr. Paufique, President of the supervisory board

General assembly of shareholders

SILAB is a 100% family-owned company. Members of the Paufique family remain firmly committed to the project via the general assembly of shareholders.

General meeting of shareholders
Supervisory board
Management board
Brigitte Closs-Gonthier
Chief Executive Officer
General Manager - R&D, Quality, Communication
Jean-Philippe Cosson
General Manager - Sales, International Subsidiaries, CSR
Florence Giner-Meilhac
General Manager - Finances, Legal, HR, Purchases, IT, Global security
Dominique Muller
General Manager - Technical Operations

Every effort is made so that SILAB’s identity endures. This new organization, synonymous with stability and longevity, will allow SILAB to continue its development.