Gauthier Louette Appointed Chairman and CEO of SPIE

By Spie, PRNE
Thursday, January 7, 2010

PARIS, January 8 - The Group's Board of Directors has appointed Gauthier Louette
Chairman and Chief Executive Office of SPIE as from January 1st, 2010.

Following the retirement of SPIE's Chairman, Jean Monville, on
31 December 2009, the Group's Board of Directors has appointed Gauthier
as Chairman and CEO in its meeting held on 18 December.

Gauthier Louette is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique. He
started his career with SPIE in 1986 as a site engineer. Promoted project
manager in 1992, and subsequently operations manager in 1993, he was
appointed CEO of SPIE Capag in 1998 and Director of the Oil and Gas Branch of
SPIE Energie Services in 2000. He became CEO of SPIE in 2003.

"In the last few years, the SPIE Group has confirmed its
position as a European leader in local technical services," points out SPIE's
new Chairman and CEO. "Our Group is in an ideal position to meet the energy
and environmental challenges facing its customers, including local
authorities and businesses, in markets that are bound to grow out of the
green economy."

Photos available from Philippe Hériard (

Photo credit: SPIE photo library/Y. Chanoit

About SPIE

As the European leader in electrical and mechanical engineering and HVAC
services, energy and communication systems, SPIE enhances the world around us
and contributes to its development by helping local and regional authorities
and companies design, build, operate and maintain their facilities.

With more than 29,000 employees working from nearly 400 locations in 30
countries, SPIE achieved sales of EUR3.75 billion and generated a trading
profit of EUR172.9 million in 2008.

SPIE SA: Pascal Omnès, Communications Director, Tel. +33(0)1-34-22-58-21, pascal.omnes at,; Agence Droit Devant, Philippe Hériard, Tel. +33(0)1-45-77-02-45, heriard at

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