A graduate from Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (1992), Philippe Mangon started his carreer as an engineer at Cerberus SA. In 2002 he was hired as a R&D director for Siemens before becoming a Technical Director in 2004. He is managing the Siemens global center of competence of Buc, near Paris. This center has global responsibility for Siemens product lines and sales of extinguishing systems using chemical gases. It serves as a global research and development center for fire protection, studying topics such as 42 bar technology for chemical extinguishing gases, CDT, and innovative dual-phase fog extinguishing technology.