Industrial Executive Leader Joins velocityHUB to Lead Pittsburgh Business

NASHUA, NH – velocityHUB, a leading provider of consulting, training & coaching services, is pleased to announce that industrial executive leader Francois Gau has joined the company as Partner to lead the Pittsburgh, PA market. Francois is an experienced senior executive leader with two decades of an extensive B2B background, and is considered an industry authority among his peers.

Francois has a successful history of developing growth strategies in industry, manufacturing, aerospace and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). He spent two decades in leadership roles guiding sales & operations strategy for companies as large as $20 Billion. Through performance management and team leadership, he was able to drive 3-fold revenue growth in his division resulting in significant enterprise value creation.

Prior to joining velocityHUB, Francois was a senior executive at Kennametal, a multibillion dollar supplier of tooling & materials in industrial and infrastructure markets. Francois was responsible for leading the Aerospace and Power Generation verticals, collaborating with regional and global business units and sales teams to increase penetration into key accounts such as Alcoa, PCC, Boeing, Airbus and more, achieving up to 20% in account revenue growth. Prior to that, Francois led the strategic marketing, new business development and merger & acquisition strategy team for the company, covering aerospace, transportation, mining, construction, energy and general engineering markets. Through his work at Kennametal, the company increased revenue by developing and introducing market relevant innovations, developing new value for clients, increasing performance of business development teams, delivering training, and driving internal and external efficiencies with a new Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platform known as NOVO.

Before Kennametal, Francois served as a Director of Marketing & Strategy at Honeywell Aerospace, a $15-billion supplier of aircraft systems and services. At Honeywell, Francois developed strategies for growth, customer service, and joint ventures. During his tenure, he co-developed new business models for the services divisions and launched several patented new offerings.

Francois is an award-winning executive & consultant, receiving recognition in the form of awards for superior results in strategy, technology, customer service, talent development and organizational excellence. Francois is certified in ISBM Green Belt for Growth, Competitive Strategy from the Kellogg University, and Six Sigma/Lean.

Francois will be leading a Leadership Forum Meeting at the Hotel Cambria located at 1320 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 on Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EST. You can sign up for the event here: http://bit.ly/2mKJgjW

Francois Gau said, “My passion and “take-action” for delivering results led me to join velocityHUB and become a Partner. velocityHUB’s vision and methodology, and my experience as a senior executive leader with two decades of extensive B2B background in industrials, manufacturing, aerospace and IIoT is a perfect match to execute and achieve winning performance strategies on small to global projects.”

Brendan P. Keegan, Founder & Managing Partner of velocityHUB said, “Francois and velocityHUB are a perfect match. Francois’ drive for revenue growth, passion for leadership and the velocityHUB platform will create great opportunities for client to unleash their growth. We are very proud and honored to be in a position to add Francois as a Partner and expand our local reach across the Pennsylvania market.”


About Francois Gau

Francois Gau is a Partner with velocityHUB. He consults for growth, trains to elevate performance and provides coaching to engineer leadership at some of the leading companies in industrials and B2B. velocityHUB helps companies, individuals, and communities grow to reach their maximum potential and achieve their dreams. An experienced senior executive leader, Francois has delivered results in enterprise strategy development, marketing & growth strategies, and operations management. He spent two decades in leadership roles guiding sales & operations strategy for companies as large as $20 Billion. Through performance management and team leadership, he was able to drive 3-fold revenue growth in his division.

Learn more about Francois at http://attaindre.velocityhub.com

About velocityHUB

velocityHUB’s vision is to build one million leaders by delivering results-oriented training programs, high-value consulting and targeted executive coaching. velocityHUB has developed 110,000 leaders in 14 diverse industries. The velocityHUB clients range in size from 350,000 employees to one-person sole proprietorships and are publically traded market leaders, private businesses, family-owned businesses, venture-backed startups, associations, nonprofits and academic institutions.

Learn more about velocityHUB at www.velocityhub.com

Contact:  Evan C. Manley | 603.402.1705 | evan@velocityhub.com

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