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    Cray Valley S.A.)
    Usine de Carling Saint-Avold
    BP90290 / RN 33
    57508 Saint-Avold CedexFrance

    Tel: +33.387.91.74.22 ext. 5


    Cray Valley
    569 24 1/4 Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81505 – USA

    Tel: 800-344-3462


    Cray Valley HSC Asia Limited
    Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Room 2909-10,
    Goldlion Digital Network Center
    No. 138, Ti Yu Dong RoadTianhe District, Guangzhou 510620 China

    Tel: +877.871.2729

Nicolas Patoux

Nicolas Patoux

Cray Valley Spotlight

Nicolas Patoux

Sales Manager

Nicolas Patoux is a Sales Manager at Cray Valley, a part of the TotalEnergies group. He has a diverse background, having worked for TotalEnergies for 20 years with a focus on lubricants, then Hutchinson for 3 years before joining Cray Valley. 

Valuing a sales-driven and multicultural environment, he was attracted to the exciting challenges that the Cray Valley position offered. Nicolas says the most rewarding aspects of his job are business development and solving customer issues.

Although he has been at Cray Valley for only a year, Nicolas is already involved in various important projects. His primary objective as Sales Manager is to establish strong customer relationships and earn their confidence and trust. He thrives on finding new prospects and gaining new business.   

Nicolas describes Cray Valley’s company culture as flexible where employees can share their opinions without judgment and rely on their colleagues for support. As Sales Manager, he plays a role in finding solutions that balance customer expectations and internal oversights. 

Nicolas attributes his success to his curiosity and drive to optimize work by learning from past successes and exploring new potential developments.

Outside of work, Nicolas is passionate about running and cycling on a gravel bike, often taking up new challenges like marathons and 300 km gravel bike races to test his limits.

He emphasizes the importance of a positive work environment and friendly interactions with colleagues, noting that enjoying his job is part of his philosophy for a happy life.