Director of European Sales
A French native and true European, Jean-François Espinasse heads up our European contract sales team. Having always worked in dynamic multi-cultural environments, Jean-François covers the commercial interiors segment of our business through its key channels such as furniture manufacturers, dealers, architects and designers and end-users.
With a family background in the hospitality industry Jean-François completed management studies in International Business, before entering the industry and project managing a range of European hotel builds for Wagons Lits and Accorhotels.
With an interest in interior design concepts and building finishes, his career moved naturally into fabrics and textile flooring spending 15 years with Interface and Balsan Carpets. During that time, he worked with new market segments to promote the concept of ‘Modularity’ – the ability to remove, replace and reposition carpet tiles – and worked to elevate the company’s sustainability approach, which at the time led the market in innovative, sustainable products and processes.
The fact that Camira approaches sustainability in its product, processes and social responsibility was instrumental in Jean François’ decision to join the company. “Camira is not only a brand, to me it is a full fabrics experience where the company and its people handle its process and destiny, while taking care of the environment."
Outside of work, when he’s not spending time with his wife Barbara or four children, Jean-François enjoys refurbishing and renovating antique furniture in his workshop at home in Paris.