Fenner Precision Polymers Employee Spotlight - Fabien Pesquet

Title: Principal New Product Development Engineer (9 months)

Behind the Threads: Innovating Technical Textiles

As May heralds National Inventors Month, it's only fitting to spotlight our own pioneers whose ingenuity propels industries forward. Among these luminaries stands Fabien Pesquet, a trailblazer in the realm of technical textile development.

Joining Fenner in August 2023, Fabien Pesquet quickly established his expertise as the Principal New Product Development Engineer, bringing over 18 years of technical textile development experience. With a career spanning various industries, including non-woven, roofing construction, and tire manufacturing, Fabien's journey through the intricacies of textile engineering is commendable.

Having previously lent his skills to renowned companies like Albany International Corp. and Michelin, Fabien's contributions left a lasting mark on developing cutting-edge textile reinforcements. With eight years dedicated to enhancing Michelin's product lines, particularly in passenger car tires, he's played a pivotal role in his R&D work around the Michelin Airless tire, With the (Composite Verre Resin) reinforcement that goes into the UPTIS (Unique Puncture-Proof Tyre System), Fabien was able to stretch his skills and learn/do even more.

For Fabien, the allure of his role at Fenner lies not only in the technical challenges but also in the collaborative spirit that permeates the organization. "The best part of my job," he emphasizes, "is to meet people and power up collective intelligence to execute challenging projects." With an unwavering belief in the team's potential for greatness, Fabien finds himself invigorated by the prospect of learning and contributing to Fenner's dynamic environment.

Textile innovation fascinates Fabien, who views it as an endless realm of possibilities for our product families of High-Tech Coated Fabrics, Industrial Motion and Air and Fluid Handling. "Having the textile as a key constituent of many of our product lines at Fenner is exciting," he remarks, highlighting the boundless potential inherent in the materials. His passion for the field is palpable, driving him to explore new avenues of exploration and discovery within the realm of textile engineering.

Beyond the confines of the workplace, Fabien leads a fulfilling life enriched by his family and personal interests. As a devoted husband and father of two boys aged 16 and 7, he cherishes moments spent with his loved ones. In his leisure time, Fabien finds solace in the melodies of electronic music, indulges in the captivating narratives of sci-fi movies and series, and occasionally delves into the immersive realm of video games.

Maintaining a healthy balance between mental and physical well-being is paramount for Fabien, who finds joy in fitness activities and the exhilarating pace of Les Mills GRIT sessions. Embracing the spirit of camaraderie, he eagerly participates in lunchtime Pickle Ball matches at Fenner, relishing the opportunity to unwind and bond with colleagues over a friendly game.

Fabien embodies the essence of a dedicated professional, seamlessly blending technical expertise with a genuine passion for collaboration and innovation. With his steadfast commitment to advancing textile engineering and fostering a harmonious work-life balance, he continues to make invaluable contributions to Fenner's journey of excellence.

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