Alexandre Guiral, Frédéric Bernard and Thomas Lecompte are all mechanical engineers. Their careers are similar: avid bike enthusiasts, they all chose to work as product managers and designers for several bicycle brands following their studies. This is also where they met each other.
The work as product managers proved to be a particularly rewarding experience for all of them, since in the bicycle industry this role encompasses all aspects of the production chain; from design to industrialization, through the sourcing, production monitoring, and quality control.
Today Alex, Fred and Thomas are all convinced of the necessity and possibility of relocating bicycle production to Europe, and are developing the opportunity in their own local region of Midi-Pyrenees (see Philosophy). The three are represented by MILC Ind. whose objective is to demonstrate the ability to recreate a prosperous local industry that disappeared thirty years ago.