Francois Toutain, French electronics company executive, educator. Decorated Silver medal French Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers Association, 1968; Chevalier, Ordre National Du Merite, France, 1975. Served to lieutenant Commander French Navy, 1948-1949.; Member French Information Manufacturers Association (vice chairman).
Children– Isabelle, Florence. Doctor in Engineering, Conservatoire National Arts Metiers, Paris, 1947. Development engineer Thomson-Broadcast, Paris, 1944-1947.
Manager development department Thomson-Radar, Paris, 1949-1956. Executive president SESCO (Semiconductors), Paris, 1957-1968. Executive president SPERAC, Paris, 1969-1970.
Senior vice president C.I.I. (electronic data processing), Paris, 1970-1975. Deputy general manager Thomson-Cerebrospinal fluid electronic data processing and vice president Communications Branch, Paris, since 1975. Chairman Ecole Nationale Superieure De Physique.