Meet our process engineer team

Our most valuable asset are our employees. CASPEO’s process engineer team has a long experience in the mathematical modeling of industrial unit operations including physical, chemical, thermal as well as biological processes. Nearly all have a double competence in process and IT. 

Our process engineer and IT team
that ensures the success of your project

Stéphane Brochot

Stéphane Brochot, PhD.  Co-Director CASPEO

Stéphane obtained his doctorate (PhD) in physics from the University of Orléans-Tours in 1990 and completed his education with a master in mathematical engineering and computer processing techniques. He joined BRGM in 1991 as the head of the software development team, pursuing research in process modelling and algorithmic.

Since 2004, as one of the co-managing directors, Stéphane has been the scientific and technical manager of CASPEO. He is in charge of the R&D activity of the company. He is one of the INVENTEO inventors. Then, Stéphane is an expert in sampling and measurement error.

Marie-Véronique Durance

Marie-Véronique Durance  Co-Director CASPEO

Marie-Véronique DURANCE is graduated from the National Engineering School of Geology (Nancy-France) and from the Business Administration Institute (Nantes-France). Between 1991 and 2004 she worked for BRGM, the French Geological Survey, successively as Research engineer, Project Engineer and International Project manager, specialized in process modelling and simulation. 

In 2004, with Dr Stephane Brochot, she founded Caspeo, a spin-off of BRGM. Besides the general management of the Company, Marie-Véronique DURANCE, as technical sales manager, is in charge of market development in the mineral industry and its extension to new fields of divided solids industry, such as biomass, waste and chemical industries.  Still managing technical projects, she is involved in plant optimization and implementation of metallurgical accounting systems.


Marie-Amélie de Ville d'Avray

Marie-Amélie de Ville d’Avray, PhD.  Agro resources sector Manager

Graduated from the French “Agroparistech” engineering school in Food Processing and Science, Marie-Amélie joined CASPEO in 2005. In 2010, she obtained her Ph.D. in Process Engineering, specializing in the mathematical modeling and simulation of industrial processes. Since 2012, she animates FLUIDFLOW and USIM PAC for agroindustries training sessions.

Philippe Wavrer

Philippe Wavrer, PhD.  Waste sector Manager

Graduated from the University of Nancy (France), Philippe defends a PhD thesis in 1996 about the adaptation of Pierre Gy’s theory of sampling to waste and contaminated soils. Philippe joined CASPEO in September 2014 and is in charge of market development in the field of waste.

Engineer then Project manager during 20 years at BRGM, the French Geological Survey, he is specialized in the characterization and treatment of domestic and industrial waste. Meanwhile, he has also animated training sessions or university courses about sampling. Philippe brings to CASPEO his competency in sampling, a deep knowledge of the French and European actors and contribute to the definition and guidance of the CASPEO R&D in the waste field.

Etienne Braak

Etienne Braak, PhD.  Process and software engineer

Etienne graduated from engineering school Ecole Centrale de Lyon in 2008 and completed his education with a doctorate (PhD) in process engineering from National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse (obtained in 2012). He developed a double skill process/software engineering: he worked 2 years as a research engineer at IRSTEA (Rennes, France) and 2 years as software developer at Sopra-Steria (Nantes, France).

In early 2018, he joins CASPEO as process engineer. He is involved in software development and research projects and contributes to INVENTEO projects.

Ounayda Mdere

Wladimir Roman  Business developer

Wladimir has obtained in 2019 a M.Sc. degree in Analytical Chemistry and Quality from the University of Poitiers (France). He previously worked for bioMérieux as analytical and quality chemical engineer, his mission was to study the relevance of the quality controls carried out on the raw materials, especially the antibiotics. 

In 2018 and 2017 he worked for Carlsberg R&D, as Agri-Food & Quality engineer he updated all process procedures of all pilot plant including its laboratory. He also was involved in an implementation of a new project management system at Carlsberg within European level.

Our support team

that provides you a positive customer experience

Christelle Michel

Christelle Michel

Administrative Manager

Vanessa Legrand

Vanessa Legrand

Marketing & Communication Manager

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CASPEO is always looking for bright and enthusiastic process engineers to join our team.
We are committed to bring our team to the best level of competencies through training and internal coaching.
Our turn-over is very low. A proof that our company is a great place to work. Ready to join us?

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