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.
Andrzej SOSNA

Andrzej SOSNA

Mr. Andrzej SOSNA, born in 1966, is graduated from Warsaw Technical University as Biomedical Engineer. He completed his education with Executive MBA degree of joint cooperation between University of Lodz in Poland and the University of Maryland in the USA in 1999. He's currently the International Sales Manager of Comeg.

Andrzej started his professional career in 1992 introducing laparoscopic techniques onto the Polish market together with surgical staplers and sutures from Auto-Suture [part of Tyco Healthcare/Covidien).
Through 17 years of his work for Covidien – he was assigned to different business positions in Sales and Marketing growing business from 0,5M€ to 15M€ - working in Surgical and Critical Care Departments as Business Unit manager and Covidien Polska Board Member.

He was also working 2 years as Managing Director for American Hearing Aid Company, making a complete restructure of the company of 30 people, in addition with 2 years as Sales & Marketing Director of Medical Device for Promed, being responsible for 35M€ budget and a team of 65 people.

Andrzej joined Comeg Medical Technologies in September 2015, developing the medical business in CEE region by 450% in 2016. In January 2017, he's appointed as the responsible for International Sales in Europe, French Speaking African Countries, Asia & Pacific.

Since February 2017, Andrzej is also a member of the Comeg Executive Committee.

thierry benchemmakh

France, belgium, switzerland & luxembourg area sales manager

Thierry Benchemmakh, born in July 1973 in Paris, is a holder of a technical degree in Sales and currently holds the position of Sales Director for France, Switzerland, Belgium and Luxembourg.

In 1999, he began his career in endoscopy in the Karl Storz company, discovering the medical field, especially video surgery where he quickly finds his place.

In 2008, Thierry joined the American company Stryker where he carried on to develop video endoscopy systems in his area, while discovering new sales techniques. Then, he joined the company Vims as a Regional Director in 2012.

Finally, in November 2016, Thierry joined COMEG as a Regional Sales Manager for the Ile-de-France region. In April 2017, he became Sales Director for France, Switzerland, Belgium and Luxembourg, a position he currently holds to boost sales in the area concerned.

Thierry joined the COMEG Executive Committee in April 2017 to develop the company's strategies.