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Portrait François TerradeChemical Engineer from Bordeaux France (ENSCPB*), Francois Terrade has acquired along 43 years a huge knowledge of the Carbon Black Manufacturing.


Working for Phillips Petroleum, Continental Carbon, Deutsch Degussa , Columbian Chemicals and Cabot Corporation, visiting 45+ facilities he has been exposed at one step or another to most of existing technologies. He also visited plants in Russia (Yaroslavl, Omsk or Niejenikamsk) and Ukraine (Kremenchug). As a Consultant he has been working with Sid Richardson for several years.


He has grounded in 1995-96 his own business of independent Consultancy: besides a core business in the Total Quality Management Field in Germany, PQM supported non licensed Carbon Black manufacturer and a tire recycling project.


Pro2ACT Management has implemented a lot of training modules (theoretical and practical) for two of the major Carbon Black suppliers as well as for key players in the Tire Pyrolysis Business.


After bringing to them the fundamental basics of Carbon Black production, he has been working on a successful lab scale Carbon black production out of paper industry by-products. This step has been the starting point of a great orientation of Francois work toward the GREENING of the Carbon Black Industry.


Lately he has supported an international patent lawyer group,  as a technical expert in front of the European Patent Court.


In his continuous search for the best available technology Francois has participated into two International Patents. Working with so many different technologies has been made possible by developing a strong unique approach of Carbon Black Process.


When in 2011 he founded pro2ACT MANAGEMENT in Region of Paris (France) it became obvious to use this unique approach as Ground Philosophy.





pro2ACT MANAGEMENT has a single belief:      BE  PROACTIVE


  • Challenge status quo, by asking new questions: Look out-of-box
  • Declare Total War to fire-fighting: Fire-fighting highlights overlooked event
  • Use systematic approach in risk evaluation: Do NOT take short-cuts
  • Continuously Improve all the results: Systematic Continuous Improvement



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* ENSCPB stand for « Ecole National Supérieure de Chimie et Physique de Bordeaux » French Chemical Engineer High School