Vélizy-Villacoublay, France, May 28, 2018
It is with very great sadness that Dassault Systèmes learned of the passing of Serge Dassault, Chairman of Groupe Industriel Marcel Dassault. Serge Dassault was strongly attached to Dassault Systèmes. From the outset, he enthusiastically supported the vision and industrial goals set for the company, which was founded in 1981 by Charles Edelstenne, with the support of Marcel Dassault. As a majority stakeholder in the company, Serge Dassault consistently endorsed the technological and strategic challenges launched by Bernard Charlès over the past thirty years, including the digital mockup, product life cycle management and 3DEXPERIENCE, which have helped make Dassault Systèmes a world leader in 3D and a flagship of the Group.
"We have lost a friend. Serge Dassault made an immense contribution to industrial innovation in France, constantly striving to raise our country's profile in the global economy. Our thoughts go out to his wife, Nicole Dassault, his children and grandchildren." said Charles Edelstenne, Chairman of the Board at Dassault Systèmes, member of the Board of Directors at Dassault Aviation, Chief Executive Officer and member of the Supervisory Board of Groupe Industriel Marcel Dassault, and Bernard Charlès, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Dassault Systèmes.
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