Yannick Bonnaire has joined the Safran Landing Systems executive committee as head of quality and progress plan.
He replaces Paul Kremer, who has taken a new position outside the group.
Bonnaire, 53, started his career in 1988 with Dassault Electronique, then worked for Thales from 1996 to 2003. He moved to Safran in 2003 with Hispano-Suiza (now Safran Transmissions Systems) as head of the R&D department in the electrical division.
He was subsequently named vice president for programs at Hispano-Suiza, a position he held until 2013, when he was appointed corporate vice president for leadership and Safran Campus in corporate human resources.
Bonnaire graduated from the ENSEA electronics engineering school in 1985 and holds a Ph.D. in systems engineering.