1968-1971. Marketing Assistant area Indre & Loire. In charge of domestic fuel oil resellers and large fleet (transport and public works) of direct consumers, especially for lubricants and black fuels.

1972 Assistant to the special advisor to the Chaiman and C.E.O. of ELF. This High Exective of Standard Oil of California (CHEVRON), then a share holder of ELF, had been sent as a counselor to the C.E.O. to help in cost control. The misson was to analyze the tasks performed by the administrative staff in the ten Area Sales Offices in France, set up a new organization, for a better productivity in the different marketing channels. This allowed to reduce the staff by 30%, nationwide without lay off. This implied the writing of new permanent instructions, their implementation nationwide and the follow up.

1973-1974. Manager of the delivery center of Gennevilliers. In charge of the bulk delivery of all products in Paris and the North of the Paris area. Management of 40 Company owned trucks and semi trailors and 50 to 60 rented of the same types. Management of the staff of the center : 6 administrative employees, 1 chief mechanic and 3 mechanics, 60 drivers.