Transition management

Since 2000, Jean RIAS has been carrying out, within SMEs world, transition management missions at managing direction level, mostly in crisis situation, with company turnround as main target ; for that, an in-depth restructuration is often needed, while the implementation of thorough changes is always necessary.


Jean's main transition management missions have been the following:


Silliker Europe CEO (bioanalysis, 45 M€, bioMérieux group):

structuration of a network of laboratories, turnround of laboratories, development through organic and external growth.


ALcontrol Laboratories France CEO (bioanalysis, 12 M€, ALcontrol group):

company turnround, contribution to a secondary LBO operation.


Pénicaut Professionnel CEO (France, multi-specialist B2B trade, 30 M€):

crisis solving, sale of the 6 businesses to 6 different buyers.


Social Negotiator at Verrerie du Languedoc (France, glass bottles production, 50 M€):

resolution of a heavy social conflict, social follow-up with company sale as target.


Deputy Chief Restructuring Officer at Photowatt International (France, solar pannels production, 130 M€):

company heavy restructuration through in particular photovoltaic modules production outsourcing.


Yvan Béal Chairman (France, B2B trade of professional lawn mowers, 60 M€):

company put under safeguard procedure protection, company turnround, company sale.


General Delegate of APROLAB (professional association of French companies carrying out laboratory testing, which includes in particular among its members Carso, Eurofins and Mérieux NutriSciences):

in charge of sensitive missions.


Jean is standing at the disposal of SMEs shareholders and managers or of managers of larger groups for any mission of company or subsidiary turnround.


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