Lactips – a French company specialised in producing 100% biobased natural polymers that are water-soluble and biodegradable in various environments – is pleased to announce the appointment of Pauline Defay, QSE Manager, to its Executive Committee.
Pauline Defay, who oversees Quality, Safety and Environment (QSE), has joined the Lactips Executive Committee, which now comprises seven people. The industrial SME wants to put quality, safety and the environment at the centre of its strategy during its growth phase.
“At Lactips, environmental issues are one of our foundations. We attach great importance to the quality and safety of our processes, technologies and products for all our stakeholders. Pauline’s arrival on the Executive Committee signals our desire to focus on these three vectors of sustainable performance, as a true guarantee of trust and reliability.” – Alexis von Tschammer, CEO
Pauline Defay has a degree in agronomy from AgroParisTech and put her multidisciplinary scientific vision to work at Eurofins as head of industrial and quality projects for seven years before taking up the position of Quality Manager at Tigex. This quest for quality is Pauline’s philosophy: she believes that QSE (Quality, Safety, Environment) management systems are key for companies’ long-term viability and competitiveness. As a result, Pauline joined Lactips in 2018, where she works to integrate and coordinate everyone’s needs for shared success, firstly by guaranteeing product quality, but also more broadly by instilling a cross-functional vision and facilitating the company’s operations and workflows.
Lactips is a leader in the world of natural polymers that develops, produces and sells plastic-free, 100% biobased plastic that is water-soluble and completely biodegradable in all environments. The unique properties of Lactips products make them an ideal response to environmental challenges in the packaging and labelling markets, as well as for all products related to agriculture and outdoor sports.
The company was founded in 2014 on the basis of research work carried out by Frédéric Prochazka, PhD, a research professor at Université de Saint-Etienne (UMR CNRS 5223). Lactips made a major transition to an industrial company in 2022 by opening its first production unit and welcoming Alexis von Tschammer as CEO and Bertrand Dupeyroux as Director of Sales & Marketing. Lactips now has 50 employees and a highly experienced management team.