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Les pôles de compétitivité


The Nuclear Valley’s management team comprises 9 full-time individuals who lead workgroups, organise theme days, provide support for project owners in their search for partners and in obtaining public funding, set up actions aimed at young people to promote nuclear related trades and skills, assist SMEs in their growth and development, organise export oriented trade missions…

The Nuclear Valley team is assisted by different bodies (Scientific Committee, Board of Directors, Executive Board, Coordinating Committee etc.) who can call on the expertise of representatives of the industrial and academic sectors.


The Nuclear Valley management team

Philippe FRANTZ,  President 






Jean-François DEBOSTGeneral Manager


Graduated of ESV Mulhouse in international trade and holder of DUA of EM Lyon in management, Jean-François DEBOST starts his career in 1997 in Germany in Stuttgart for a french group of engineering ABMI. Having occuped various functions within this compagny in particular Person in charge of Nuclear Energy’s market, he is named Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the group in 2010. He’s in charge of strategic relations with major accounts of the company whose EDF, AREVA and also in charge of relations with institutions. 

He joins into 2015 as representing ETI, the Strategic committee of French Nuclear Power and is one of the cofounders of cluster in engineering “INGERA 2” based in Lyon.


He’s in charge of Nuclear Valley’s management. He leads Nuclear Valley’s team and development.

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Jean-Philippe BALLAZ, Regional Manager Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes


Graduated in european business law, Jean-Philippe BALLAZ is the subject of an employee placement agreement between Nuclear Valley and Lyon’s Chamber of Commerce in order to take Regional Manager’s function. Industrial expert and particulary in defence with 8 years’ experiences. He’s moreover at the origin of cluster Eden based in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpe, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and Center regions, dedicated to defence and safety. Jean-Philippe BALAZ is the current delegate of cluster RACE dedicated to robotiics and Oil&Gaz in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. He brings to Nuclear Valley his expertise and his skills of clusters but also his knowledge of SME and his network on the region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.


In charge of Lyon’s office direction, management, animation and development of projects on Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, he has also for mission to develop the network of members in this region. 

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catherine-tollini Catherine GUILLEMIN, Assistant


After several years as an assistant in a Paris based recruiting agency and then as an assistant in the Sales Department of a France Télécom subsidiary, Catherine Guillemin joined the PNB a few months after its creation in April 2006. 


Responsible for all forms of exchange with PNB members, Catherine organizes members’ days, exhibitions, symposiums, conferences etc.  In addition there are administrative and management tasks.

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JLAJean-Luc ALLOUCHE, Development Manager Auvergne Rhône-Alpes


After a second cycle in theorical mechanics at University Claude Bernard in Lyon and a post graduate diploma of acoustics and vibrations to Ecole Centrale in Lyon, Jean-Luc ALLOUCHE crossed more than 6 years to the Research Institute of Shipbuilding in Paris as engineer then as project manager. He has during 12 years occupied in Engineers’ college of Marseille the post of Manager in Marin Genius then Acoustic Department Head and Vibrations and within the Ecole Centrale in Marseille, for 6 years deputy director’s post in charge of the industrial relations. 

Finally on the last 6 years, he was in charge of livened up nergy’s network and more particulary the nuclear sector for Marseille-Provence’s Chamber of Commerce.


Jean-Luc ALLOUCHE is in charge of economical development of Nuclear Valley on Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

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claudia-roche Claudia ROCHE, In charge of SME’s & Members


Doctorate in Physics (Université de Bourgogne).
She worked for a consulting firm, her missions concerned industrialists.
During 13 years she managed an SME with 12 employees, specialized in the production of resistance welding machines. Her role was both technical and commercial. Major investment was made in R&D, particularly in the patented, miniaturised source of high amperage current. She also developed both export markets and target markets.


Claudia ROCHE MONNOT joined the Pôle Nucléaire Bourgogne team on the 15th October 2008, in the post of Projects Manager. Her remit covers:
– relationships with industrialists, with particular emphasis on the development of a skills network,
– the mounting and follow-up of collective actions to promote growth of SMEs,
– the setting up of R&D projects, both individual or collaborative, developed by SMEs. 

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Vincent VILLARET, Project Manager


Doctor in mechanics and metal industry (University of Montpellier) and graduate of the university engineering school of Montpellier ( Polytech’ Montpellier) in mechanics and boilermaking, Vincent Villaret begin his career as engineer R&D in metal industry within the factory Framatome (ex-AREVA NP) of Saint-Marcel. During this experience, he acquires good knowledge on components’ manufacturing in nuclear steam boilers and on the ESPN rule.

He occupies a post of engineer R&D specialized stainless steels within the Research center of the Materials of Creusot of Industeel ArcelorMittal group, where he assures the development of solution of implementation of the new nuances as well as the customer technical support.


Vincent Villaret integrated Nuclear Valley team in May, 2018 as project leader R&D, he is to bring to the foreground and to accompany the research and innovation subjects of members. He is the referent pole for the DAS 1 – Manufacturings, Processes and Materials.

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Tiphanie PELISSIER, Communication Manager


Recently graduated of a Master’s degree in Information – Communication option Knowledge Management, she made an internship of one year as internal communication manager at AREVA NP.

She prepares in 2016/2017 a degree in communication and digital mediation which she realize in school and work experience alternating at the Pole of Competitiveness of Nuclear Industry.


Tiphanie PELISSIER join Nuclear Valley, 21th September 2016, to take care of communication in particular to supporting name’s change and the opening on the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes’s area.

Nuclear Valley’s board of directors

Membres du CA
Hors Collège

Philippe FRANTZ – REEL
Nicolas FEVRIER – EDF Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Badia AMEKRAZ – Framatome
Jean-Luc MAZEL – Velan
Rodolphe ROY – ATS Ingénierie
Yannick PARIS – LPME
Isabelle LAUGERETTE – UIMM Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Arnaud CERE – ECIA Groupe
Georges SERVIERE – SFEN Rhône-Alpes

Collège Recherche

François BUGAUT – CEA Valduc
Laurent GAUTIER – Université de Bourgogne
Stéphane DESTAING – Laboratoire CEVIDRA

Collège ETI

Philippe CONRAUX – ESI Group

Collège PME

Patrice CHAGNAUD – Fluidexpert
Pascal DUMONT – Luziesa-Exceldef
Victor SOARES – ABC Horus
Jacques CHARVIN – AVNIR Energy
Timothée PIETTE – SITEFLOW Solutions

Collège Groupes

Yves CHEVILLON – EDF Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
François BILLON – ONET Technologies

Collège Formation

Marylène BADOUR – IRUP
Yannick MAHE – AFPI Bourgogne 21-71
Laétitia CANOU – IFCEN
Dominique SONIVAL – Lycée Léon Blum
Jean-Philippe CHÂTEAU CORNU – Université de Bourgogne

Collège Partenaires

Philippe VALENTIN – CCI Lyon Métropole
Aurélien BARBY – UIMM Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Collège Financeurs Publics

Fabien SUDRY – SGAR BFC pour l’Etat
Marie-Guite DUFAY – Région Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Renald GUILBERT – Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Sébastien MARTIN – Le Grand Chalon
Jean-Claude LAGRANGE – Communauté Urbaine Creusot Montceau

Composition du Bureau de Nuclear Valley

Président de Nuclear Valley : Philippe FRANTZ – REEL
Vice-Président : Nicolas FEVRIER – EDF Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Vice-présidente : Badia AMEKRAZ – Framatome
Vice-président : Jean-Luc MAZEL – Velan
Vice-Président : Rodolphe ROY – ATS Ingénierie
Trésorière : Isabelle LAUGERETTE – UIMM Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Secrétaire : Yannick PARIS – LPME
Représentant Collège PME : Patrice CHAGNAUD – Fluidexpert
Représentant Collège ETI : Philippe CONRAUX – ESI Group
Représentant Collège Groupes : Yves CHEVILLON – EDF Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Représentant Collège Recherche : François BUGAUT – CEA Valduc
Représentant Collège Formation : Marylène BADOUR – IRUP
Représentant Collège Partenaires : Alain THOUVENOT – CCI 71
Président du Conseil Scientifique : Georges SERVIERE – SFEN Rhône-Alpes

Composition du Conseil Scientifique de Nuclear Valley

Georges SERVIERE – SFEN Rhône-Alpes (Président du Conseil Scientifique)
Frédéric BERNARD – Université de Bourgogne – Laboratoire ICB
Jean-Rémy CHARDONNET – Institut Image – LE2I
Dominique COTTON – ENSAM Cluny
Jean DHERS – Framatome
Jean-François DEBOST – Nuclear Valley
Philippe FRANTZ – REEL
Corinne NOUVEAU – ENSAM Cluny
Isabelle POITRAULT – CRCM (Arcelor Mittal Industeel)
Nathalie MILLARD-PINARD – Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1
Jean-Claude VAN DUYSEN – EDF R&D
Anthony VIEAU – SDMS
Jacques CHARVIN – AVNIR Energy

Invités au Conseil Scientifique de Nuclear Valley

Dominique GREVEY – Université de Bourgogne – WELIENCE
Tony MONTESIN – Université de Bourgogne – Laboratoire ICB
Christian THIBAUT – Conseil Régional Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Vincent VILLARET – Nuclear Valley
Claudia ROCHE – Nuclear Valley