Christophe Gronier
Born the 8th of march 1958
at St Julian's (Malta)
French nationality,
married, two children.

In brief :

  • Operationnal and strategic marketing
  • Pre-press Engineer
  • Technology mastership
  • Knowledge of the market and it's actors
  • French-English bilingual

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Professional experience

Since January 2001
VIO France and Continental Europe,
managed data transfer and Application Service Provider for the Graphic Industry.

Business Development and Key Accounts Director
Excellent market knowledge.
Expertise in digital workflow applications.

  • Key accounts negotiation and management.
  • Indirect channel management (resellers and partners).
  • Product Marketing
  • Public relations.
  • New applications support and launch

From January 1998 to January 2001
CreoScitex France (formerly Scitex France),
innovating pre-press and digital printing vendor, market leader.

Marketing Manager
Efficient field marketing and
excellent market knowledge.
Expertise in digital
technologies for an efficient
support of the sales force.

  • Sales support: exhibitions, conferences, seminars.
  • Market survey: sales monitoring, competition analysis.
  • Public relations: quarterly newsletter, market lobbying
  • Communication: advertising, mailers, brochures.
  • Database management: prospects qualification, lead generation.

From April 1997 to January 1998
for Graphic Industry companies.

Consultant Engineer
A permanent technological
watch, a general recognition
from other professionals
of the graphic industry,
a professional experience
of the Internet.

  • Technological Watch, audits and training.
  • Studies of workflows, networks and color management..
  • Conferences for professional unions and groupments.
  • Research and development of Internet applications.
  • Market study on the data transfers in the French Graphic Arts industry.

From May 1993 to March 1997
- Reseller/Integrator - specialized in pre-press electronic equipment and computers.

Pre-sales Engineer
A technological expertise,
practical experience of the
envolved technologies,
deployment of original
and innovating solutions.

  • Technological Watch: Use of information sources and personal relationships to bring to the company, and its customers, an array of new products, technologies and production methods to innovate working procedures.
  • Pre-sales support: Technical support of the sales force, analysis of the customer's needs, sales arguments, on-site audits, animation of training sessions.
  • Engineering: Analysis of the needs of the market, negotiation and renegotiation of distribution contracts, management of the company's demonstration facilities and test lab.
  • Marketing: Organization and deployment of exhibitions, mailings and open-houses - with a particular emphasis on information in, and popularization of, new products and technologies.

From September 1990 to May 1993
- Consultancy and equipment company in the field of professional Graphic Arts. Partner

Business Engineer,
Product manager
Knowledge and know-how of
the products, the technologies and the market of the
graphic arts industry.

  • Products and systems: Product search, production systems and methods, testing and evaluation, technical and marketing relationship with suppliers.
  • Pre-sales advice: Analysis of the customer's needs, choice of equipment and commercial presentations to customers.
  • After sales follow-up: Supervision of the preparation and installation of the hardware as well as the coordination with outside suppliers and consultants

From January 1989 to September 1990
Partner at ETC
- Computer engineering service company, also a certified Apple training center.

Engineer, trainer
Mastering the computer as
a tool, developing graphic
art skills thanks to contacts with professionals.

  • Responsible for Business Software and DTP training.
  • Senior trainer on software programs such as PageMaker, XPress, Illustrator, FreeHand, etc.
  • Ergonomy of the software programs (Professional Relational Databases).
  • Sales and marketing of the company's products.

From February 1987 to December 1988
Architect Adviser to the "Conseil d'Architecture d'Urbanisme et d'Environnement de la Somme",
(a local government department).

Architect adviser
Discovery of the computer
as a tool and it's graphical

  • Advice to local communities.
  • Design of information material.
  • Design of exhibition stands.
  • Co-editor of books and brochures.

From March 1986 to December 1986
Architect Adviser to the "Agence Française pour la Maîtrise de l'Energie",
(the French energy conservation agency).

Architect adviser
First steps in
communication techniques.

  • Advice to local communities and private individuals.
  • Design of information material

Courses, Studies & Schooling

From June 1984 to March 1986
Obligatory Civil Service,
Architectural administrator in a local council.

From 1981 to 1985
Professional courses
at a French school of architecture and n the French civil service.

Architect DPLG
Long professional
university-level studies,
acquisition of methodology

September 1985
- French National Diploma in Architecture.

1977 - 1985
National School of Architecture (Lille).

1976 - 1977
Applied Maths with Biology (Lycée du Parc, Lyon).


June 1976
Baccalauréat C
- French high school examination - specialization in Maths (Lycée Français of Vienna, Austria).

Multilingual schooling

Until 1976
Multilingual schooling (in English, Italian, German and French) in Malta, Belgium and Austria.

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last update : 14/06/2001