CFM International has appointed Jérôme Morhet as executive vice president, replacing Florence Minisclou, who was recently named executive vice president, Commercial Engines Division, Safran Aircraft Engines.
As part of the CFM Executive Team, Morhet is responsible for overseeing the CFM56 and LEAP programs, working closely with his counterparts at GE Aerospace, Karl Sheldon for the LEAP engine and Jacey Welsh for the CFM56 product line, to monitor engineering, development, production, and services activities for these programs. Morhet also serves as Vice President of CFM programs for Safran Aircraft Engines.
Morhet brings strong international and customer-focused experience, as well as a comprehensive strategic vision to his role at CFM. A graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique de Louvain (Belgium), Morhet began his career in 1997 as a design engineer at Safran Aero Boosters before joining the MRO sales team of Safran Aircraft Engines. In 2002, he moved to the Safran Aero Boosters Commercial and Programmes Department and became GE program director in 2007. In 2011, he became COO of Safran Oil Systems in Fort Myers, Florida. He joined Safran Test Cells in 2012 as head of sales, then head of operations. In 2015, he was appointed CEO of the US subsidiary of Safran Test Cells in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
At the end of 2017, he took over the management of strategic development projects for Safran Aero Boosters and initiated the “Safran Blades” compressor blade factory project. He was then appointed senior vice president in charge of the Safran Test Cells business unit in 2020, where he was given responsibility for developing the activities in Europe, the United States, and China.