In 1947, Monsieur Roger Dubois created our company in Paris.
He stayed at the head of the company up to the age of 71. In 43 years, he made his eponymous company well known in Paris for its quality. He inspired a family business ethos in the company. This legacy still prevails today and he is highly regarded.
His daughter, Catherine Fichoux, skillfully managed the company until she retired in 2014 when she successfully handed over the company to Michel Sapranides.
Michel Sapranides, is a known specialist in the electrical equipment business, he injected life into the company and has been vital to the continued success of the company.
Gérard Hug is the Managing Director of the company. He has been with the company for 17 years. His very first job was as electrician. All through these years, he partnered with major people in the interior design business and was involved in many luxury interior project fulfilments.
ROGER DUBOIS, capitalizes on its assets, and shows its ambition to become the electrician for beautiful homes in Paris.
Michel Sapranides‘s unique corporate culture comes from his family background and his two degrees in Electrical Engineering and Business Management. Since the beginning of his career, he has held numerous successful management positions.
He started university at Institut Universitaire de Technologie in Cachan followed by the Kegde Business School. He then joined a major international group, world leader in electro-technic business. He then completed a MBA postgraduate training at ESCP Europe. He worked for this company for 13 rich and intensive years, 5 of which were as an expatriate in China and the USA. His desire for entrepreneurship then got the upper hand.
In 2007, he bought two businesses in electrical equipment which he then merged to create PELATIS. In 2009, he purchased a 3rd one Electro Plantes (now called Lysen). His success in these ambitious and daring projects rests on human beings and a team of passionate professionals. His team building spirit rests on vision, energy and generosity.
His talent however is not only known in business. In 2009, he received the Chevalier dans l’Ordre du Mérite Honor by Christine Lagarde, at this time she was Ministre de l’Economie, des Finances et de l’Emploi. In 2014, always curious and paying close attention to new technologies, Michel Sapranides bought the company ROGER DUBOIS an electricity company since 1947. He then specialized ROGER DUBOIS in luxury homes. Therefore it seemed a natural course of action for an entrepreneur who has built his solid reputation on innovative technologies and high quality.
Michel Sapranides has two blogs where he shares advice and passion for the business.
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Gérard Hug’s journey is a true French fairy story.
With hard work, personal drive and willpower, the young electrician who moved to Paris at the age of 17 to try his luck, worked his way up at ROGER DUBOIS to become Managing Director.
Determined, proud of his career path, this practical man with experience and a good team worked over the years with the greatest names in interior design on luxury home electrical equipment projects.
He shares with Michel Sapranides an ambitious vision for ROGER DUBOIS’ future.