Francois Lucas

Francois Lucas

Business Operations - China

Currently employed at HEF Group

Previous: NFlick Pte Ltd, Federal-Mogul Corporation, Dextra Building Products (Guangdong) Co., Ltd., Fedral-Mogul Corporation, PSA Peugeot Citroen, AREVA (Framatome ANP), Beijing


Previous: University Of Southern California (USC), Marshall School Of Business, Beihang University (BUAA), ESTACA



    Professional with thirteen years of progressive experience including eight years in China, with a major focus in the Automotive Industry. Strong exposure to joint venture manufacturing operations and dealings with Chinese governmental bureaus. Facilities background and Greenfield site development. Experience includes: General Management, Industrial Projects Management and Plant Operations. Graduated with a Masters of Mechanical Engineering and an Executive Masters of Business Administration. Bilingual: English / French. Fluent in Chinese (mandarin).



Operations Director - China

At HEF Group

From August 2012 to Present
HEF is a French SME which develops and markets innovative solutions in the field of tribology and surface engineering. I am responsible for the operations of six nitriding units in China.


At NFlick Pte Ltd

From October 2011 to July 2012
Co-founded nFlick – a unique information technology services company, which targets personalized information services on web portal and mobile application through an advanced recommender engine.

Regional Manager, Strategic Projects, China

At Federal-Mogul Corporation

From July 2010 to September 2011
Responsibilities include the development of the project plan to consolidate two operations into a single Powertrain aluminum bearings manufacturing site in the Shanghai area. The project budget is about $ 35 millions. • Negotiated land purchase and relocation compensation with local government and...
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General Manager

At Dextra Building Products (Guangdong) Co., Ltd.

From August 2009 to June 2010
Managed plant operations, led 130 employees for an annual turnover of $ 15 millions. • Structured the plant’s organization, revamping the Manufacturing, Supply Chain and HR departments. • Implemented operational performance metrics – focus on continuous improvement. • Reduced workers turnover by...
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Manufacturing & Project Manager

At Fedral-Mogul Corporation

From April 2007 to July 2009
Manufacturing Manager – Aluminum Bearing’s Material Plant, Shanghai, China  2008 - July 2009 Responsibilities include the management of a team of 70 workers in 3 workshops to produce 400 tons materials monthly output and annual sales of $ 10 millions. • Consistently met production targets...
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Quality Manager, Project Buyer, E-procurement Project Manager

At PSA Peugeot Citroen

From October 2000 to March 2007
Quality Manager, Paris, France  2006-2007 Responsibilities included: the quality of outsourced engine parts, specifically: cooling systems, EGR, and intake systems. • Improved supplier selection by assessing supplier quality during the bidding phase. • Led APQP activities during product and process...
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Business Devlopment Engineer

At AREVA (Framatome ANP), Beijing

From September 1998 to February 2000
World leader in the design and construction of nuclear power plants, and the supply of fuel, maintenance and modernization services. Business Development Engineer - Framatome Beijing Representative Office, China • Searched the Chinese market for tenders for the mechanical subsidiaries of...
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Beihang University (BUAA), Beijing

Beihang University (BUAA)

From September 1997 to June 1998
Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (BUAA), Beijing, China Granted by both the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Chinese government to work on the project of the high speed train between Beijing and Shanghai.

ESTACA, Levallois Perret

Msc Mechanical Engineering

From September 1992 to June 1998

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