Leadership team

The Management Team of PDL Cigarette Papers has worked hard to create the position the company now enjoys as leader in the category of  lightweight opaque paper. Each team member brings a unique experience to the table, and from their individual areas of expertise they also enable the company to meet its goals together with all of the employees at PDL Cigarette Papers.

Michel Rességuier
President of Bolloré Thin Papers

Michel Rességuier specialises in managing companies who want to strengthen their economic model. His meticulous and dynamic approach to companies undergoing change  is a real vehicle for improvement, which has proved successful in Europe as well as France. In addition to an undergraduate degree from ESSEC (a leading French business school) and a DESCF post-graduate degree in accounting and finance, Michel also has a great deal of experience in financial advising  with companies of Bolloré’s calibre. Michel Rességuier will be assisted by Manuel Gonzalez and Pierre Chuffart.

Stéphane BarbereauStéphane Barbereau
Industrial Director of Papeteries du Léman

After having worked for more than a decade in the paper industry at companies such as Condat, Papeteries des Châtelles and Arjowiggins, Stéphane Barbereau joined PDL Cigarette Papers in 2008 as a Production Line Manager for PM 3 and 4 and became Industrial Director in January 2009. Stéphane Barbereau graduated as an engineer from PAGORA (formerly EFPG – École Française de Papeterie et des Industries Graphiques de Grenoble).

Marc GilardiMarc Gilardi
Director of Papeteries des Vosges

Prior to joining PDL Cigarette Papers in 2004 as a Production Manager of  PDV’s industrial performance improvement program, Mr Gilardi worked for Matussière & Forest, a leading French producer of newsprint and coated papers in addition to papers for the publishing industry. Since then he has held the position of Operating Manager and later on of Industrial Director, before he was appointed PDV’s Director in 2009. Marc Gilardi graduated as an engineer from PAGORA (formerly EFPG – École Française de Papeterie et des Industries Graphiques de Grenoble) in 1992.