Our history

A recognized expertise in modeling and simulation

AGUERIS is a French company, born in 2015 as a Joint Venture between CMI Defence, leader in multi-functional high-effect weapon systems for light and medium weight armored vehicles, and SILKAN, expert in virtual simulation. In 2016, AGUERIS became a fully owned subsidiary of CMI Defence. AGUERIS team is strong of 20 years’ experience and expertise in the field of training and simulation, and also includes several experienced military operational experts.

While AGUERIS is a young company, it was created through the transfer of military training and simulation activity and teams of both SILKAN and CMI Defence and therefore inherits the expertise and references of its founders.

The company has an extensive experience in simulation and is widely recognized as an expert in this field. AGUERIS is a member of the French ADIS group, gathering companies, armed forces, MINDEF and academic structures in the field of simulation for defense. AGUERIS created the Simulation Innovation contest, which is held every year during the French SIMDEF symposium and is the official French Land Armament Industry Association (GICAT) partner, to conceive, design and animate the Eurosatory Simulation Cluster.  

The company is today extending its focus and activity from Land defense systems to simulators covering the needs of the complete defense domain. AGUERIS is also developing in Virtual Maintenance training systems, for Defense and civilian industries. We are focused on Innovation, working closely with selected start-ups to design and deliver to our customers best-in-class new technology systems.

Our board

Jean-Luc MAURANGE
Chief Executive Officer, CMI Group
Patrick RIBAYROL
CEO of CMI Defence France
Bernard CLERMONT
CMI Defence Innovation Manager
Pierre BALTHASART
CMI Defence President Advisor
Gérard DUPOUY
CEO HINVEST

The management team

Yves Jourde
Chief Executive Officer

A former student of Ecole Polytechnique and Ingenieur en chef de l’Armement (Colonel Armt), Yves Jourde began his career in the French Defense Analysis Center within the DGA (French Defense Procurement Agency) and in the French Dept of Finance (Budget Dept). He then joined Arcelor Mittal where he took in charge different responsibilities, including director of e-business and CEO of Arcelor Systems. He joined the CMI Group and was appointed CEO of Agueris in June 2016.

Emmanuel Chiva
Dep CEO, Strategy & Development

Former student of Ecole Normale Superieure, PhD in biomathematics and graduate of the Institute for Higher National Defence Studies (IHEDN), Emmanuel Chiva has more than 25 years’ experience in the fields of artificial intelligence, robotics and military simulation in various companies such as MASA Group. In addition, Emmanuel is a reserve CDR for the French Navy, and the chairman of the R&T committee of GICAT (French land and air-land Defense and Security Manufacturers Group).

Benoit Rolland
Chief Operating Officer

With a degree in engineering and physics, Benoit Rolland has an extensive experience of more than 25 years in military simulation and defense integration projects with both large industrial groups such as Thales or CAE and smaller companies. Especially, Benoit is an expert in system engineering and software development for constructive and virtual weapon systems simulations.

Our team

Richard JOREZ
Sales manager
Jean-Marie SOUFFEZ
pre-sales and project manager
Guillaume PLU
Simulation expert and Integration manager
Regis LA COMBE
Operational Expert
Jonathan CHABUT
3D Artist
Bernard LANGLAIS
Chief Technical Officer
Vincent GUGUIN
Senior Software Development Engineer
Martial BELLIER
Support and Services Manager
Fanny VOISIN
Administration and Quality
Simone COCCIA
Production and Integration
Nicolas LESTEVEN
Software Development Engineer
Rémi BOURREAU
Software Development Engineer
Youri DMITRIEV
Software Development Engineer
Maxence BAR
Software Development Engineer
Dorian PINAUD
Software Development Engineer
Diane CASTEL D’HUMIERES
Purchasing
Ahmed BENLAKHEL
Technical Support
Louis Dorandeu
Intern, survey and economic intelligence