Christian Roche is CEO of COMETVA who graduated from IPF. Roche joined FAI Production in 1979 and rose to become its CEO in 1986. At that time FAI Production was a foundry company and Roche can be credited with progressively developing the forge copper solution that has helped FAI Production reach its present admirable quality level. Over the years, Roche has developed a close relationship with users and seeks to find new solutions to improve copper parts in order to satisfy customers. COMETVA was established in 2003 and Roche was chosen as the CEO in order to provide solid engineering support to the global ferroalloys industry. Today, Roche is partnering with a big and well-known engineering company. A South African engineer has sealed a contract to become GM of COMETVA after Roche wraps up his functions with COMETVA/FAI.