About TAO Performance
It all started in 2016 when Philippe could not find a suitable system to protect his new lithium battery while providing the safety features that are mandatory on a boat as well as a simple way to centrally manage his whole electrical installation. Armed with a strong engineering and electronics background he designed and built the first version of the TAO Battery Management System.
In 2022 François joins the adventure. After a period of exchange with Philippe and analysis of the project, he took over the management of the company at the beginning of October. Bringing a fresh perspective to the project while sharing the company’s values and vision, his role is to accelerate growth in order to develop production capacity and expand the product range.
The management team
François JEANMAIRE is originally a civil engineer. He was a site supervisor in the French overseas departments from 2014 to 2017 before turning to the field of BIM (Building Information Modeling) and digital. Initially graduated from HEI (Hautes Etudes d’Ingénieur) in Lille in 2014, he joined a specialized BIM master’s degree (ESTP / Ponts et Chaussées) in 2018, then a specialized master’s degree in information systems management (ESSEC / Télécom Paris) in 2019.
He worked for 4 years in the management of BIM projects on the definition and deployment of data management and valuation processes. Training in parallel on different digital technologies, he leads many personal projects in software development and hardware product design.
François has joined the TAO Performance adventure in August 2022 in order to take the lead. His experience and technical skills allow him to approach the project with a global vision. Sharing with Philippe a common vision as well as strong values, his role will be to build and lead an ambitious strategy, aiming at making TAO Performance a reference in its field.
Philippe has mechanical and electronics engineering degrees from two of the most prestigious business schools in France. During his international career Philippe has managed an electronics assembly plant, led a software development team, been a consulting partner in one of the “Big 4” consulting firm and coached leadership teams in some of the largest companies in the world.
Philippe retired at age 50 and has been sailing around the world for the last 12 years.