Shipbuilding engineer, graduated from the French ENSTA and IFG, Principal Engineer for Armament (R), Michel Pacault worked for over 30 years at DCNS Nantes-Indret, specialized in naval propulsion and energy.

After starting his career as design engineer, Michel has been responsible for a number of projects in the areas of equipment and naval propulsion systems, including vessels for exports, as well as land-based nuclear installations or embedded systems. He was also in charge of the DCNS Indret Diversification Department: trade and project management in the field of industrial equipment and services for onshore and onboard energy, testing services, logistics and maintenance services.

From the mid-1990’s, Michel continued his career at DCNS in R&D, Strategic Marketing and Business Development (Strategic Analysis, Business and Strategic Intelligence, Technology watch, Alliances, Intellectual property, R&D cooperation, Competitiveness Cluster EMC2). In 2002, he has committed Marc-Henri Menard’s teams to operate an in depth technology watch in a confidential domain. During the last ten years, Michel Pacault acts as an independent expert.

He is now involved in BT2i®’s missions in the field of new energies and propulsion, as well as technological and strategic survey missions with very high added value, and technology-intensive market studies.