François-Xavier Abadie is Official MFN Trainer for L1 to L3 courses and specific onsite trainings since 2003. He started the local French MFN courses in 2007 and he is the Official MFN Representative in France.
Born in 1961, François-Xavier Abadie studied Mathematics and Mechanics.
François-Xavier Abadie has been involved in the shot blasting and shot peening business since 1988, at first as R&D engineer in charge of industrial tests for application customizing, and equipment design and testing at WHEELABRATOR, the world leader in shot blasting and shot peening equipment. During this period, he had the opportunity to test a wide range of media for any type of equipment and for various applications. He designed some pieces of equipment such as regulated generators for direct pressure blasting and peening, including a media flow regulation loop, specific media recovering and recycling systems, wheel turbine adaptation and characterization, a wet system etc.
In 1994, François-Xavier Abadie was appointed as Regional Sales Manager for France & Benelux at SAINT-GOBAIN ZIRPRO, the world leader in ceramic peening and blasting media for surface treatment. In 2001, he was promoted as Global Surface Treatment Product Manager for the same business unit. His first commitment was technical support to the worldwide sales force. He also initiated and coordinated several actions for R&D, production, customer support, quality management, communication and budget.
In 2013, François-Xavier Abadie was appointed as Business Development Manager at FROHN, world leader in steel cut wire shot manufacturing and distributing a wide range of surface treatment media.