Comeg Executive Committee

Marie-Laure POCHON

Marie-Laure POCHON

Mrs. Marie-Laure POCHON, 56 years old, is an engineer from the Physique et Chimie Industrielles School and obtained a MBA.

She begins her career in 1983 at MSD-Chibret in marketing and sales positions and becomes in 1995 Director of the “Capsydia” division and member of the Executive Committee at Pfizer France.

In 1999, she is appointed President and Managing Director at Schwarz Pharma France until 2007 when she joins Lundbeck to be President of the French subsidiary, and then takes responsibility for all European operations and finally becomes Executive VP Commercial Operations Worldwide. She is then a member of the Lundbeck Group Executive Committee.

At the end of 2012, she is appointed Head of European operations for GN Stare North, n°3 worldwide or hearing aids. Hired in October 2014 to be Acteon's CEO, Marie-Laure POCHON has already achieved a turnaround on the group sales, with a growth of around 15% in 2015.

Beginning of 2017, Marie-Laure Pochon gathers her close associates into a Comeg Executive Committee in order to structure and follow the growth of Comeg Medical Technologies.


Sites Director
Mr. Yann GALLARD, born in November 1973, engineer in Industrial Maintenance, is Director of R&D and Industrial operations.

He begins his career in 1999 as Head of maintenance for the Bélier Company before becoming head of technical operations in Hungary. He is hired by the Acteon group in 2003 as head of mechanic production.

In 2009 he is promoted to Production Director for Satelec in charge of managing and coordinating supply chain, production and development activities.

In 2011, he is appointed Industrial Director for Satelec in charge of industrial services, logistics and sales administration.

In July 2016, he became in charge of all Acteon and Comeg Manufacturing Sites: La Ciotat, Mérignac, Milan and Tuttlingen. Beginning of 2017, he joins the Comeg Executive Committee as the co-director with Marie-Laure Pochon.

Jürgen gerstner

managing Director of tuttlingen site

Mr. Jürgen Gerstner, born in February 1979, holder of a Master Degree in Business & Engineering, is the Managing Director of Tuttlingen plant in Germany.

He begins his career as an Engineering Support in avionics at Airbus - supporting the A380 ramp-up and continues further into automobile field as a Project Manager and Assistant to head of Business Unit focusing on Change and Lean management.

Later he decides to join the Medical Devices Industry and joins Karl Storz Endoskope. With his experience from different industries he reworked production process and managed the Supply Chain. This experience convinces him to continue in Medical Devices field, with its versatile and complex products range that can help treat people illnesses and potentially save lives.

Jürgen finally joins COMEG in June 2016, as the Managing director of Tuttlingen site, dealing with all our endoscope and instrumentation range.

For months now, Jürgen is a member of the COMEG Executive Committee and brings his experience to develop lean technologies, product excellence and so to contribute dynamically in the growth of the company.



Products Director
Mrs. Elodie FORNERON, born in January 1989, is a holder of a technical degree in Physical Measurements and an engineering degree in Biomedical field. She’s currently the Products Director of the endoscopy range of Comeg Products.

She joins Sopro in 2010 as a R&D engineer intern.

Following her internship, she began her career in September 2011 as a biomedical R&D engineer in charge of the products validation and obtention of certifications. She becomes afterward the industrial and R&D Project manager, taking cross-functional action in the various departments.

Her knowledge of products leads her to be appointed in January 2017 at the position of Products Director, in charge of the marketing development of the range of products.

Since February 2017, Elodie is also a member of the Comeg executive committee.
Bakar El Abbadi


Technical Director
Mr. Bakar EL ABBADI, 34 years old and graduated in electronics field is the Technical Director of Comeg Medical Technologies.

He gets his first experiences in audio signals and quickly enters Sopro in 2005 at the beginning of his career in the After-Sales Service department. Through this position and one in the quality control of manufactured products at the end of production line, he acquires a lot of experience in endoscopy field. His passion and experience first leads him to the Customer Service as an applicant engineer in charge of support, installation and training, and then as the Product Specialist in the Marketing Department.

Those rewarding years coherently lead him to be appointed as the Technical Director of all Comeg range Products in September 2016.

Since February 2017, Bakar also seats in the Comeg Executive Committee.