Jean-Claude Millet

 " Jean-Claude Millet displays an exceptional entrepreneurial career, enamelled amazing industrial adventures, guided by his insatiable need of invention, research and discovery. "

Source: Economy Drômoise N ° 151 - September-October 2009


Jean-Claude Millet is born in 1946 in a small french village called Marboz in the middle of the Bresse countryside. From his mothers side, his ascendants were farmers and from his fathers side, they were ornamental metalworkers, blacksmiths, edge tool makers.

He received an engineering degree at the ECAM (Catholic School of Arts and Crafts) in 1969 and a MBA in 1977 at the Institute of Business Administration in Grenoble.

He created two success story’s : IMAJE Sa ( two audio interviews on this link) in 1982 and MILLET innovation in 1996 (Epitact, Epitact sport).

He has been member of the National Agency for Research Valuation ( ANVAR, which today is called OSÉO) and the French Foreign Trade Centre (CFCE).

Since 2004 he is member of the Academy of Technology and since 2014 of The Academies of Humanities, Science and Arts  (placed in the department the Drome).

He is the author of more then 30 patents and has published several books whick are for sale on this website.

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