In front of deindustrialisation of the French electronic industry in the nineties, Gilles PICARD had the dream to set up his own firm, in disruption with the global strategic tendency of larger organisations to end with French manufacture.
With 25 years of experience in Thomson CSF as successively engineer, technical manager and then commercial manager, he decided to start DETI in 1995, in collaboration with his daughter, Aude PICARD, newly graduated in international business.
They together established the firm and got in association with other engineers with many decades of hands-on experience in microwave design and industrial technologies.
DETI then began operation designing and manufacturing passive custom RF and microwave filters, duplexers and subassemblies for military and commercial markets.
The company, since then, developed a reputation for producing very reliable parts for the military industries: Very wide frequency bands, low loss and high power performance were what set DETI apart from its competitors.
In 2012, Gilles went to retiree and Aude PICARD became general manager, after 17 years as administrative and financial manager.
In 2019, she became major owner and Chairperson of the company. DETI can be considered as a Woman Owned Small Company, despite this certification doesn’t exist in France.
The managing pool is completed by Emmanuel Michaut, Deputy Director and Commercial Manager and Sylvain Mellaza as Technical Director.