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Marc Péna
Hugues Sandeau
The Management Team
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« The Earth is not the only source of raw materials »

MARC PÉNA

In 1986, Marc Pena joined the company GILBERT PENA, which was managed by his father, a specialist in recycling and trading in non-ferrous metals.

In 1990, he took over the reins of the company and created the Pena Group. One business is responsible for the pursuit and diversification of the company’s traditional activity – this is PENA METALS (operating nationally and internationally). PENA ENVIRONMENT is dedicated to the collection, consolidation and recycling of hazardous and non-hazardous wastes (operating regionally).

In 2005, driven by the conviction that vast tonnages of non-hazardous wastes unnecessarily end up as landfill, he opened the CORIS substitute fuel production line on the Merignac site (33). SRF is used in cement works and industrial furnaces as a replacement for fossil fuels.

In 2007, Marc Pena turned his attention to deposition of household wastes, and developed the AROM technology for the recycling and recovery of 80% of our household refuse.

“Always finding a useful purpose for waste”

HUGUES SANDEAU

Holder of a Technical University Diploma in marketing and a Masters in business management (from Paris Sorbonne), Hugues Sandeau joined the company GILBERT PENA in 1988.

When the Pena Group was established, he was appointed as General Manager of the company PENA METALS, and later of PENA ENVIRONMENT.

The Management Team

Philippe DESPREAUX
Philippe DESPREAUXDirector general
Globetrotter, Philippe Despreaux worked for numerous large companies before dedicating himself to different SMEs. A Paris business school graduate, he arrived at Péna in 2018.
Frédéric FAGES
Frédéric FAGESDeputy General Manager
After training in Water & Recycling operations, Frederic Fages joined the Pena Group as a sales representative. Ten years later, having served as Industrial Sales Account Manager and Subsidiaries Director, he was appointed as Deputy General Manager.
Annie MUNOZ
Annie MUNOZDirector of Operations at Pena Metals
This resolute character joined the Pena Group 40 years ago. Annie Munoz initially won her spurs as an assistant in the establishments of Gilbert Pena, and now manages international trading in metals, a long-term activity of the Group.
Cédric DESFORGES
Cédric DESFORGESCORIS Director of Operations
Cedric Desforges joined Pena Metals in 2006. A graduate in Economic and Corporate Administration, he developed the CORIS production chain, a business for the production of SRF – Solid Recovered Fuel. From Operations Manager, he was promoted to Director of Operations in 2015.
Renaud EVEN
Renaud EVENSales Director
Educated in Project Management at IAE Nantes – the School of Economy and Management at the University of Nantes – Renaud Even specialised in trade and commerce whilst working for a number of large companies. He currently holds the position of Commercial Director at the Péna Group and manages around forty employees.
Chantal MARQUET
Chantal MARQUETKey account manager and IPES site manager
Holder of a BTS (Advanced Technical Diploma) in commercial operations, Chantal Marquet trained as a professional chemist at the CNRS (National Centre for Scientific Research) for 2 years. She joined the Pena Group in March 1992, assuming responsibility for the development of industrial waste operations. She is now key account manager and IPES site manager.
Rodrigue DUFEU
Rodrigue DUFEULogistics Director
He has been forging a career in transport for the last twenty years. He recently took over the management of the waste collection and transport division of Péna.
Jérôme CAZELLES
Jérôme CAZELLESManager of Pena Waste Services
Qualified as a doctor of sciences and biochemistry, Jerome Cazelles took over the management of Pena Waste Services in 2012. Backed by his experience as a project manager in the pharmaceutical industry, he is now developing activities on the Aveyron site.
Jeannine CASTAINGS
Jeannine CASTAINGSHuman Resources Manager
After training in the administration of SMEs/SMIs and backed by experience in major international corporation, Jeannine Castaings joined the Pena Group in 2001 as a Management Assistant. She progressed within the company, and now occupies the post of Human Resources Manager.
Mohammed HADJTAIEB
Mohammed HADJTAIEBDirector of Pena Tunisia
Having recently joined the Pena Group (in 2018), this Industrial Engineering specialist has assumed the management of the Tunisian site. Familiar with relations between France and Tunisia, he manages the trading of metals in this locality, and develops waste processing services for industrial operators and local authorities.

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