Fabrice first joined Schneider Electric in 1997 focusing on motor control within R&D as part of the variable speed drives activity, which became a joint venture with Toshiba in 2000 (Schneider Electric Toshiba). He then took different managerial positions within the joint venture to become the leader of R&D in 2007. He was back to Schneider Electric in 2010 as Offer & Technology Officer for the Motion & Drives Line of Business in charge of worldwide offer creation. In 2012, he joined the corporate organization of the company as the Strategy and Innovation Platforms VP dealing with cross-business technology platforms in the domain of digital services, supervisory control and embedded control. Since 2014, Fabrice holds the title of SVP Technology & Innovation and Chief Technology Officer for the Industry Business driving automation system architecture, cyber-security and automation digital transformation (Industrial Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, etc.). He is also the chairman of ODVA’s board. ODVA is an intenational association whose members comprise the world’s leading industrial automation companies. The Common Industrial Protocol or “CIP” is ODVA’s core technology. In January 2019, he will join the board of OPCF, the industrial interoperability standard.
Fabrice graduated from Catholic University of LOUVAIN, LOUVAIN-LA-NEUVE, BELGIUM, CESAME (Centre for Systems Engineering) Doctoral degree in Mathematical Engineering, Specialization in Control Thesis: Dynamics and robust nonlinear PI control of stirred tank reactors