For this 9th edition of the competition, the members of the jury will meet several times to determine the nominees and winners of the INTERMAT Innovation Awards. Here is the list of professionals and experts on the jury :

The INTERMAT Innovation Awards 2024 Jury 



President - FNTP

President of the INTERMAT Innovation Awards 2024 competition



Technical and Research Director - FNTP

From the joint Research and Development strategy of Public Works contractors to the standardisation strategy, from the development to the implementation of BIM and the digital twin, from work on technical, technological and energy developments in site equipment and machinery to the decarbonisation of the act of building infrastructure.

Christophe Possémé, Président of l’UMGO-FFB

Christophe POSSEME

Chairman UMGO-FFB

Fabrice Blanc

Fabrice BLANC

Materials Manager - EIFFAGE Génie Civil

After training as an Arts et Métiers engineer, I started out in Public Works in 1987 in the roads sector.

After 6 years in operations, I switched to the rolling stock and its operation until 2001.

I was then appointed deputy to the Director of Equipment until 2009, when I joined Vinci as head of Rail Works and Specialised Subsidiaries.

I return to Eiffage in 2021 to take charge of Civil Engineering France (civil engineering, tunnels, railway works, demolition, earthworks and major asphalt works).

Maxime Chamillard


Labs Coordinator & Senior Innovation Strategy Consultant - Impulse Partners


A biotechnology engineer and innovation management expert, Maxime began his career with a major group in the sector. Passionate about the businesses, projects and major challenges faced by those involved, he now helps all companies in the construction and public works sector to seize opportunities for innovation, whether technological or otherwise, in order to meet environmental, digital and societal challenges.

Vincent Simon

Vincent SIMON

Director of Ambassador Engagement – Worldskills

After studying engineering at ESTP (TP 97) and gaining an MSc in structural design at UCL London, Vincent SIMON worked for 2 years in a London design office. He then moved to Australia to study theater and stage direction, while working at the Sydney Opera House. Back in France, I joined UMGO-FFB, where I quickly became responsible for promoting the masonry and structural trades, and the union's deputy general secretary. In 2021, he joins WorldSkills France as Director of Ambassador Engagement, where he manages the Volunteer program during competitions and the Ambassador program throughout the year. This program enables former WorldSkills champions in 70 trades to promote their trade and the competition through their testimonials.

Mathieu Armengaud


Maintenance Safety Environment Quality Manager – DLR

A volunteer fireman for just under 10 years, Mathieu discovered his interest in risk prevention and health and safety at work during his university studies (DUT Hygiène Sécurité Environnement then ingénieur énergie, risques, environnement at INSA center Val de Loire). His first professional experience came through an apprenticeship, alongside his training. He worked as an HSE (Health Safety Environment) engineer for a 500-strong industrial company manufacturing circulators (pumps for heating applications). His duties included risk assessment, safety/environmental certification, organization of safety events, safety/environmental regulatory compliance, group reporting, etc. He also has the opportunity to deal with a little productivity, as the company has a very pronounced lean/kaizen culture. At the end of January 2020, he had the opportunity to join DLR, knowing virtually nothing about the world of federations. He was delighted to discover the world of federations, and very happy to have entered such a vast and varied field. At DLR, he has had the opportunity to deal with safety and environmental issues, as well as technical and transport matters: advising and supporting members, the SE+ label, chairing the MSEQ commission and, more recently, Sustainable Development, a seat on the CTN G, decarbonation, etc. He is also involved in the work of our unions. He also participates in the work of our member unions ACIM (RE2020, site hygiene, legionella risk prevention, etc.) and UFL (exceptional transport, good safety practices, etc.).

Frédéric Peigne

Frédéric PEIGNE

Line 16 Project Director - Société du Grand Paris

A Public Works engineer and graduate of IAE Paris-Sorbonne, Frédéric is Project Director for the new automatic metro lines 16 and 17 of the Grand Paris Express within the Société du Grand Paris. 

With more than thirty years in the construction industry working on energy, environment and transport projects in France and abroad, I'm very honoured to be taking part as a judge in the INTERMAT Innovation Awards competition, which rewards best practice in the construction industry. 

The Grand Paris Express Lines 16 and 17 project is more than just a mega-project; it's a multi-disciplinary project that calls on a very wide range of construction technologies, from the heaviest, such as tunnel boring machines, to the lightest, such as those needed for architectural work, and especially for the integration of artistic works. It's a transport project, but above all it's a development project for the Paris region that will bring lasting changes to the daily lives of millions of users. 

Convinced that innovation in the construction industry will lead to significant gains in terms of protecting workers, improving the carbon footprint of operations and, ultimately, making construction companies more competitive, I am looking forward to taking part in this event as a forum for exchange and sharing, and hope to showcase new practices in our field.

François Renault

François RENAULT

Equipment & Environment Director - Kiloutou


A graduate of the Ecole Centrale de Lille and the IAE, François Renault began his career as a

construction engineer at Bouygues. He then moved to the retail sector and became head of

Technical Purchasing and Maintenance at Auchan Retail, a post he held for almost a decade.

for almost ten years. His attachment to the building and civil engineering sector resurfaced when he joined Kiloutou

in 2002, where he headed up various departments: purchasing, operational support, technical and now materials & sustainable development.

and now Equipment & Sustainable Development. He is a member of Kiloutou's Executive Committee.

Michel Petitjean


General Secretary – ERA


Michel has been Secretary General of the European Rental Association since its creation in 2006 and has been active in the equipment rental and construction industries since 1970.

From 1990 to 1998, Michel was President and CEO at PINAULT EQUIPMENT S.A. AND AFFILIATES, responsible for a group consisting of the third biggest rental company in the USA, PRIME EQUIPMENT, the second biggest rental company in Canada, PERCO, and the second biggest rental company in France, PINAULT EQUIPMENT.

From 1970 to 1990, Michel worked with COLAS S.A. AND AFFILIATES, first in Dijon (1970-80) and then in Madrid at TRABAJOS BITUMINOSOS S.A (1980-85) and New Jersey at BARRETT PAVING INC. (1985-90). At BARRETT, with 52 facilities in the northeastern USA, Michel was responsible for the company’s quarries, asphalt plants and highway construction activities.

Michel has an MS in Civil Engineering from the École Spéciale des Travaux Publics, du bâtiment et de l'industrie (ESTP) in Paris, awarded in 1969.


Maria Moreno


International Director – SEOPAN


María Moreno López de Ayala is director of contracts, technical and international affairs at SEOPAN, the Spanish Association of Construction Companies and Infrastructure Concessionaires.

A graduate in Civil Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Moreno joined SEOPAN in 2009 in the tendering and contracting department. In 2014, she was appointed Deputy Director of the International Department and a year later took over as Head of Section. Since May 2020, she has been SEOPAN's Technical Director, a responsibility to which she will add the association's Works Department in July 2021.

María Moreno has extensive experience as a representative on various international committees and organisations in the infrastructure sector. She has been a member of the Federation of European International Contractors (EIC) since 2015 and a board member of the International Bridge, Tunnel & Turnpike Association (IBTTA) since 2019. She is also a member of the ICEX Strategic Guidance. Board between 2018 and 2020. Since May 2020, she has been a member of the Standing Committee and the Board of Directors of UNE, the Spanish Standards Association.



General Secretary – BIBM (European Federation for Precast Concrete)



President – Construction Plant-Hire Association




Campogrande studied economics, and has been working for FIEC since 1994. He was responsible for economic and legal affairs until 2007, and since then has been the director for social affairs.


Massimiliano RUGGERI

Technical director, project manager – IMAMOTER-CNR

Electronic Engineer, PhD, Italian Government Expert for Land Vehicles in European Defence Agency, National Research Council Researcher at Energy and Sustainable Mobility Institute, Contract Professor for Computer Architecture and Microprocessor Systems at Engineering Department of Ferrara University. Experience on Agricultural and Construction vehicle and in general in vehicle electronics and robotics.

Michel Levati

Michele LEVATI

L22 Civil Engineering Director – LOMBARDINI 22


He began his professional career in Granada (Spain) in February 2006, working as a structural engineer for Ingenieria Atecsur. In August of the same year, he returned to Italy, working first for Studio Tecnico Ing. Finardi (Parma), where he was responsible for the static and dynamic analysis of concrete, and then for Coopsette Soc. Coop (Reggio Emilia), where he was assistant to the project manager for the redevelopment of Campione del Garda, working on the master plan and architectural project by Atelier Boris Podrecca (Vienna). From June 2007 to November 2010, he first joined Lombardini22, where he was responsible for the architectural design, works supervision and project coordination of office, mixed-use, retail and hospitality buildings. He then joined MPartner (Milan), with whom he worked until December 2013, as head of integrated design at final, executive and construction level, as well as structural design of reinforced concrete structures for industrial interventions. From January 2014 to October 2020, he worked for One Works (Milan), first as design manager and then as director in integrated international projects of great complexity and a large number of works in the field of infrastructure. From November 2020 to May 2022, he worked for Mario Cucinella Architects (Milan) as Operations Director. Since June 2022, he has been back at Lombardini22, as Director of the L22 Civil Engineering division, where he focuses on integrated design applied to various fields (hotels, industry, residential).



CEO – Deutscher Auslandsbau Verband

Dipl.-Ing. Dipl.-Kfm. Heinz G. Rittmann was born on March 28, 1963. He studied civil engineering at the Bochum University of Applied Sciences and business administration at the Westphalian Wilhelms University in Münster. Both courses were completed with a diploma. He began his professional career in a medium-sized company in the construction supply industry as a product developer. After working at the Zentralverband des Deutschen Baugewerbes (ZDB) as a consultant for business administration and IT, he was hired by BAUVERBÄNDE NRW e.V. in 1999. V. There he is now working as deputy general manager and executive director of the German Foreign Construction Association. The focus of his activities in the area of associations are digitalization, international markets, private sector development, innovation management and the management of medium-sized construction companies.

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FIEC Honorary President Norway Civil & Structural Engineer (M.Sc.)

Business Economist (BBA) More than 35 years of professional experience in leading positions in national and international construction companies and consulting engineer firms, as well as in the Norwegian army. Chair of FIEC / EICs Task Force Ukraine. Shareholder in Veidekke Entreprenør AS, Norway's largest construction company 8.000 employees.

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