Co-founder & CEO
Responding to the challenges of plastic pollution through innovation while adapting to the realities of production and to the needs of consumers.
Marie-Hélène worked for 12 years as a plastics engineer before focusing on company growth strategies. She met Frédéric Prochazka in 2014 and co-founded Lactips. She leads the company by collaborating with its partners and teams.
Co-founder & Research Director
My goal has always been to create the world’s greenest plastic.
Frédéric has been a polymer expert for over 20 years. Having earned a doctorate in polymer chemistry and chemical physics, he went on to become a professor of polymer materials engineering at the Université de Saint-Etienne. His fruitful research on the transformation of natural polymers led him to found Lactips in 2014 in collaboration with Marie-Hélène Gramatikoff. He plans, directs, and advances the research carried out by the Lactips research and development team.
Chief Financial Officer
I strive to bring about sustainable growth
Jean-Antoine took on the role of Administrative and Financial Director at other organisations before joining Lactips in 2016. Combining his expertise in the areas of human resources and accounting, he leads his management division and is in charge of the structuring of Lactips.
My top motivation is building clean, sustainable industries for future generations.
Pierre joined Lactips in 2016 as the Industrial Director after an almost two-decade career as a director of development, quality, and equipment purchasing. Pierre is an expert in charge of developing Lactips’ production equipment and objectives.
Head of Sales & Development
Beyond the innovation that we generate, it is the advantages for our customers that are our greatest strengths.
Pascal Chabance, who has degrees from both engineering and business schools, worked for 25 years in sales development and management positions in the plastics and renewable energy industries. He joined Lactips in 2017 and is in charge of developing the company’s sales and international customer relations.
Jorge Garcia Perez
VP Sales & Marketing
At Lactips, I help customers adapt to new environmental challenges. One of the great things about working here is that my 16-year-old daughter thinks that her father has the most important job one can have!
Jorge Garcia, an economist with an MBA from IESE Business School, has over 15 years of experience in business strategy and sales acceleration at technology-focused companies, including makers of biomaterials. He joined Lactips in 2019 as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
Giving meaning to my job by working for the future of our children and giving the desire to share the same passions with a team, are the motivations that drive me every day at Lactips.
Vincent Moulin, an engineer by training, has been in charge of the commercial development of several innovative companies specialising in hydraulic, digital and mechanical systems for over 35 years. Fortified by his managerial experience, he joined Lactips as Project Director, to support the company in the development of application projects and innovations, working in close collaboration with R&D and sales.
If we do what we have always done, we get what we have always gotten.
Jean-Laurent Pradel, engineer and holder of a PhD in Polymer Materials (CNRS UMR1193), has more than 25 years of experience as Head of materials and formulations R&D Laboratory. Thanks to his background, this expert in compounding and reactive extrusion, having boosted his skills in particular in the bivis process, has a perfect command of the various transformations: extrusion, blowing, injection, film conversion. Since 2021, he has joined the Lactips adventure to take over the management of R&D, where he puts his know-how at the service of future developments.