A graduate of the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Pau and with a Masters in marketing and communication, Alexandre Bistes began his career in 1999, in the midst of the Internet bubble, as a project manager at the advertising agency DDB Paris. Passionate about technology, he turned to sales and joined the Acapela group in 2002, a company specializing in voice technologies in Europe and the United States. In 2008, he joined the Hydro group as Licensee Manager. Its role: to manage relations with companies authorized to represent the group's various brands internationally.
In nearly fifteen years, Alexandre Bistes has held numerous management, sales, marketing and development positions within the group, in France and internationally. He notably worked in China for WICONA and therefore knows the products and their technical capabilities perfectly.
The transition went smoothly for teams and customers. Thierry Gouix and Alexandre Bistes worked together for several months on strategic and commercial issues.
“I am very happy to join the WICONA teams and to continue the work initiated by Thierry Gouix. Among the projects open to us, decarbonization. WICONA is an eco-responsible brand committed to reducing our own carbon footprint and offering sustainable and responsible construction solutions. This is a subject on which I intend to go even further. Faced with the climate emergency, renovation is a field in which we can act to reduce energy consumption and GHG emissions over the coming decades, both in housing and the tertiary sector. In particular, we will explore how to optimize the recovery of aluminum profiles on deconstruction sites for a traced reuse in order to create a real virtuous circular loop. I look forward to continuing meetings with customers and partners to identify what we can and should still improve. Proximity, technical expertise and the development of tailor-made solutions for special projects constitute the DNA of the brand. » - Alexandre Bistes, new WICONA France Strategic Unit Director
Organizational development and appointment of a WICONA France sales manager
The appointment of Alexandre Bistes is accompanied by organizational changes and recruitment for greater proximity with customers and partners.
Thus, Vincent Bes, previously regional sales director West, is appointed commercial director WICONA France on January 1, 2023. The two regional sales departments are maintained. The Eastern region remains headed by Pascal Forest. Recruitment is underway to replace Vincent Bes.