Bernard Quancard

Objective

  • Serve as an industry expert for major private equity investment companies as well as consulting companies
  • Participate  in excellence in corporate governance by being a board member in a number of business entreprises

Experience

2001-2005

  • Schneider Electric Palatine, Stockholm, Sweden/Paris, France
  • Senior Vice President: Corporate Development and Quality
  • In charge of post acquisition projects,general management of new ventures and new domains and quality management
1997-2001

Schneider Electric                                                                                                   Palatine, IL

Senior Vice President/General Manager Global Business Development

  • Managed Key (global) Accounts Group of Schneider Electric Worldwide
  • In 1997, managed 24 Global Strategic Accounts(GSAs) for 180 million dollars of consolidated sales
  • By 2001, managed 74  GSAs for over a billion dollars in consolidated sales
  • Compounded growth of Schneider Electric product sales to GSA clients was twice the average growth rate for the company.
  • Key account management recognized by competitors as a competitive advantage for Schneider Electric
1994-1997

AEG Schneider Automation
Frankfurt, Germany
Executive Vice President/Management Board Member

  • In charge of Marketing and Sales for 50/50 joint venture between Schneider Electric and DAIMLER.
  • Merged the two sales organizations within one year without significant market share loss.
  • Expanded sales team from 50 to 100 representatives.

1986-1994
Merlin Gerin (Schneider Group)
Grenoble, France
Vice President/General Manager UPS division

  • Increased Entity profitability (from -10% EBIT to +10%)
  • Increased Entity product/technology competitiveness: new product development cycle time shortened by 40%

1983-1986
Matra-GCA
Nantes, France
President and CEO

  • Successfully transferred  key technology from the US partner to the French company

1978-1983
Telemecanique(Schneider Group)
Dijon, France
Vice President/General Manager Switchgear Division

  • Increased Entity profitability (from -5% EBIT to +6%)

1975-1978
Telemecanique(Schneider Group)
Dijon, France
Vice President, Corporate Strategy

  • Implemented new product strategy process and portfolio business management

1970-1975
Boston Consulting Group
Boston,USA Paris, France
Senior Manager

Education

  • MBA, University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business
  • MS electrical engineering, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts et Métiers
  • BS electrical engineering, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts et Métiers

Interests

  • Franco-American chamber of commerce, Chicago chapter:President
  • Jean Quancard Aines Winery,Bordeaux,France:Major shareholder and vice chairman