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News: March 2010

Claude Orsi has been confirmed as the new president of ATIEL. He took up the position on March 10th 2009.

Claude OrsiClaude, 61, retired from Total Lubricants, the subsidiary in charge of the global lubricants activity of the Total Group, in September 2008.

He is a qualified mechanical engineer, graduating from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Métiers, and specialising in internal combustion engines through post-graduate studies with the French Institute of Petroleum.

He spent the early part of his career in diesel engine design and engineering with Alsthom Atlantique before periods working for Lubrizol and Elf, where he held a variety of positions relating to automotive lubricant development, key account and quality management, and procurement.

He joined Total in 2000 when Elf and Total merged, and since the end of 2003, following positions in additive and synthetic base oil procurement, had been head of worldwide OEM business development.