Co-founder & CEO of Lactips
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.
Research Director & Co-founder of Lactips
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.
Administrative and Financial Director
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.
Head of R&D
My team of developers and I are working today to create the Lactips products of tomorrow, which will improve the balance between the needs of the food industry and of environmental protection.
Previously the CEO of the company Food Science and Technology in Saint-Etienne, Bernard Barlet joined Lactips in 2019 as the Head of R&D. An expert in the food industry and the environment, he has over 35 years of experience in managing industrial processes and is the point of reference for quality system accreditation and certification, as well as for audits.