President of Tecnea sas, president company of Cemafroid sas Gérald Cavalier graduated from Ecole Polytechnique and ENGREF-AgroParistech. He began his career at the French Ministry of Agriculture as Deputy Director and then as Director of International Relations at Cemagref, a research organization. After leading the development of the Ruas group, an SME specializing in water and sanitation, he took charge of Cemafroid in 2005. Since 2010, Gérald Cavalier has been chairing the Tecnea-Cemafroid Group, an independent technical center specializing in the cold chain, refrigeration and air conditioning that provides professionals with a guarantee of conformity and performance. Gérald Cavalier is also president of the Association Française du Froid (French association of refrigeration) since 2013. He is also a director and president of the transport storage section of the International Institute of Refrigeration. As a recognized expert, Gérald works with CEN, AFNOR, WHO, UNECE and numerous technical and professional associations. He is the author of many scientific and technical articles.