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General Manager


Patrick VUILLERMOZ is Eng. PhD from the Ecole Centrale Paris (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering) and received a MBA from University of Concordia (Canada). He held different positions in the aerospace industry (Safran, CNES – French Space Agency, EADS-Astrium) and conducted several international cooperations

Olivier GILLE

Administrative & Operational management Director


Olivier GILLE is graduated from Paris Political Sciences Institute and from EAD Business School. After 20 years spent as Manager of the economical development of three Departemental administrations (Moselle, Loiret, Cher), he has been manager of ELASTOPOLE, the French Rubber competitiveness cluster, during eleven years before its merging with Plastipolis to become Polymeris.

Jean-Jacques LEGAT

Projects and Innovation Director


Mechanical Engineer, Jean-Jacques LEGAT has a strong background in R&D guided by innovation in different fields of activities : aeronautics, sport and leasure, automotive and health . He performed different positions as R&D , Sales, and Business Unit Director , before to join Plastipolis in 2017.


Administration & Accounting Manager


With a DECS in Accounting and a Master's in Business Administration, Régine began her career as an accountant and then as a consolidator at the headquarters of major groups in Paris (Pechiney Emballage and the ACCOR group) for several years. Then, she moved to a position of management control/marketing at a German automotive supplier (Freudenberg) before joining Elastopôle in 2009.

Laurence MERCIER

Administration and Member Relations Manager


After several years of experience in two Industrial Groups within the Plastics Vallée, Laurence joined Plastipolis in September 2018. She acts as an interface between you, partners – members and new members, the Management and the Plastipolis Project Managers. She coordinates the Communication’s actions and is also your preferred contact for Administrative and Accounting Management.


Communication Officer


Pauline has a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Management. She joined Polymeris in October 2021. She is in charge of the implementation of all communication actions on the different media. Her role also involves advising and assisting project managers in writing content.

Sophie DUEZ

Manager - Network and European & International Finance Control


A graduate of the IEP of Lille with a master’s degree in international relations, Sophie has worked in the industrial (nuclear), institutional and associative environment, in France and abroad. She joined Plastipolis in 2020 and is in charge of European projects reporting and managing internal processes.

BERGANZA BECERRA Paulina - Polymeris


European Project Manager


Originally from Mexico, Paulina holds a degree in Political Science and European Politics from the University of Lyon II, a master's degree in International Program Management from the University of Lyon III and a D.U. in European Project Engineering from the University of Côte d'Azur.
Previously, she has worked in the field of international cooperation in higher education as well as in the Regional Council of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region within the framework of the emergency aid program for small and medium-sized businesses. She joined Polymeris in May 2022 to develop and manage European projects.


Innovation manager

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With a background dedicated to packaging, Sylvie works since several years for helping plastics companies. She was project manager in JCE Plasturgie cluster during 8 years before joining Plastipolis in January 2018, dedicated to the fusion between Plastipolis and JCEP. She integrates a double competence in packaging and management of project.


Innovation manager

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Elsa graduated from ENSIACET as a Chemical Engineer and completed her training with a Master's degree in Management and Business Administration at the IAE of Bordeaux. Her engineering internships focused on different subjects related to the plant chemistry field. During her second training, she had the opportunity to do her internship at ACD Nouvelle-Aquitaine, the regional cluster for chemistry and materials. In September 2022, Elsa joined the Polymeris team to replace Uyxing Vongsaysy for a period of 8 months and a half.


Middle East Project Manager

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Graduated from INSEEC.U (Higher Economic and Commercial Studies Institute) in Lyon with a double master's degree in Project Management and Business Engineering. Jessym has worked as a cross-functional Business Analyst in several BtoB investment consulting firms and professional syndicates. He joins Polymeris in 2021 as a V.I.E in charge of international cooperation based in Saudi Arabia to promote the international and inter-clustering activities of the competitiveness pole.

FEKIRI Hiba Polymeris


Innovation manager

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Holder of a PhD in materials science and engineering from Mines Paris Tech, the project of his thesis, supported by Renault and labeled by the competitiveness cluster Mov'eo, proposed the integration of a new composite in power modules, after his PhD Hiba first worked in an engineering and consulting company as well as consulting engineer in materials and more recently, she worked on a research project that aimed to develop cutting and wear tools by 3D Printing.


Chargée de missions Interclustering
et services européens

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Roxane Girard graduated from Lyon Political Sciences Institute with a master’s degree in european affairs. She began her career by a 2-years VIA as the economic attaché of the Embassy of France in Iceland. She then worked at the coordination of Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) program at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region while also holding the function of national communication correspondent to the european agency EISMEA. She joined Polymeris in september 2022 as European Affairs and Inter-clustering projects manager.


Innovation manager

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Amélie Gousseau graduated as a chemical engineer from ENSIACET (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Ingénieurs en Arts Chimiques et Technologiques - INP Toulouse). She chose to continue managing R&D projects in a consulting firm specializing in innovation financing. There, she accompanied companies in their innovation process, particularly in the field of polymers and composites. In 2022, she joined the Polymeris team as Innovation Manager for the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

LEFORT Thibaut - Polymeris

Thibaut LEFORT

Innovation manager

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Doctor/Engineer in Materials Science and Engineering, Thibaut holds a PhD in collaboration with the IMP laboratory of INSA Lyon and the ETI Supergrid Institute. His work focused on the development of insulating polymer materials for future electrical networks. He completed his scientific career through a post-doctoral position at the CEA Liten (Grenoble). After two years of experience in a consulting firm specializing in innovation financing, he joined Polymeris in 2022 as Innovation Manager for the Auvergne Rhône Alpes region.


Pays de la Loire
Innovation manager

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After being graduated as a chemical engineer, specialised in Polymer science, from ECPM in Strasbourg, Nicholas obtained a PhD in Polymer Chemistry, as part as a collaboration between the LCPO in Bordeaux and Saint-Gobain. His research was focus on the development of new bio-based and non-toxic binders for housing and composite materials. After working for Resicare as a resin designer, he joined the cluster team in 2022, as Innovation Mission Manager in the Pays de la Loire region.

MALAQUIN Julie - Team Polymeris


Innovation manager

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Julie MALAQUIN graduated as a chemical engineer from ESCOM (École Supérieure de Chimie Organique et Minérale). She started her professional career as an R&D project manager at TEFAL (fluorinated coatings) and then at RENOLIT ONDEX (PVC). She joined POLYMERIS in July 2022 as Innovation Manager Bourgogne Franche-Comté.

Martin PAJOT

Centre-Val de Loire
Innovation manager

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PhD in materials chemistry of the University of Lille in 2019 on characterization and development of new oxide-type materials, Martin continued his research work at the Ecole Centrale Lille before to join the cluster in 2020 as Innovation Manager for the Centre-Val de Loire location.

Annabelle SION

Head of European projects
and partnerships

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Industrial Engineer from ICAM Lille, Annabelle first work as a supply chain project manager for big retail companies, before joining a private consultancy on European projects setting-up and management, and joined their team in Bulgaria. Back in France, Annabelle joined i-Trans (Northern France) competitiveness cluster and was in charge of EU and International projects. She joined Plastipolis on October 2019 to develop EU projects and international development.


Innovation Manager

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Uyxing graduated with a Master’s degree in Science from the Engineering School ENSCBP (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie Biologie et Physique). She pursued with a PhD in a French/Canadian program and obtained a PhD degree in Physics and Chemistry. From 2015 to 2021, she is project leader in a company where she conducts R&D projects in the field of renewable energy. She joined Polymeris in 2021 as a project Manager in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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