Jérôme Pignard began his career at Rhône Poulenc, assisting with the computerisation of its South-East Asian subsidiaries. With an engineering degree in Arts et Métiers from ECAM, Lyon,
Jérôme then joined the family chemical product distribution business. This company was renamed Orchidis and under his leadership, became the national leader in its field after several external growth operations. It conceded its place to the world number one Brenntag, in 1994. Two years later, Jérôme Pignard threw himself into a new entrepreneurial adventure by acquiring Revol & Sonier (Lyon). The Revol Group was born. Positioned in the distribution of high value-added industrial products, the Group grew rapidly, notably with the acquisition of Soded (1998, Saint Marcelin), Buttin (1999, Annecy) and Plastiques Selection (2005, Paris), the incorporation of Delta Joint (2003, Lyon) and the creation of a production unit in the Czech Republic (2003).
In 2007, the Group yielded all its businesses, with the exception of Plastiques Selection, to Maagtechnic, one of the divisions of the Daetwyler group. It then initiated a major redeployment plan to build up a new industrial group with a very particular business model, where all executives are shareholders of their business: Oryx Partner.
A skiing, golf and sailing enthusiast, Jérôme Pignard is always game for the most daring challenge, both in sport and in his professional life.